What is Dry Needling?

Expert dry needling treatment provided by Merrill Physical Therapy's skilled therapists in Merrill, Wisconsin.

Dry Needling for Trigger Point Release: Unlocking Orthopedic Relief

Dry Needling, is a technique performed by a skilled physical therapist, utilizing slim needles to stimulate soft tissue trigger points, muscular tissue, and connective tissues. This approach proves effective in managing various orthopedic conditions, whether acute or chronic.

Through dry needling, physical therapists employ a safe and efficient treatment method to target painful and hyper-irritable spots within skeletal muscle bands. Delicately inserting a thin needle into the affected tissue often induces a muscle contraction, thereby triggering the release. This, in turn, leads to a reduction in pain and discomfort, enhanced flexibility, and an ability to resume your normal lifestyle when complemented with corrective exercises.


A myofascial trigger point is a sensitive spot in a tight muscle area that causes pain either in that spot or in another connected area. The trigger point can lead to increased pain, decreased flexibility and decreased muscle function if not treated. Trigger point dry needling is a safe, effective and efficient treatment technique to release these painful spots.


Expert dry needling treatment provided by Merrill Physical Therapy's skilled therapists in Merrill, Wisconsin.

Muscle issues can be the primary or secondary contributing factor to many conditions related to muscles, nerves, and bones, which can include:

•  Repetitive Stress Injuries
•  Tendonitis or Tendinopathy
•  Muscle Strains
•  IT Band Syndrome
•  Knee Alignment Issues
•  Plantar Fasciitis
•  Neck Pain or Headaches
•  Rotator Cuff Impingement
•  Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
•  SI Joint Pain
•  Sciatica

Our highly skilled and compassionate physical therapists are here to guide you through the journey to recovery. We’re not just focused on treating symptoms; we’re dedicated to addressing the root cause of your pain. Dry Needling, in combination with our tailored rehabilitation programs, can empower you to regain a pain-free and mobile life.

So, why wait? Take the first step towards a pain-free tomorrow by scheduling a consultation with our experts. At Merrill PT, we’re more than just a clinic; we’re a dedicated partner in your health and wellness journey. Join us, and let’s work together to unlock your full potential, one needle at a time. Your path to relief starts here.

This treatment is NOT acupuncture. Modern dry needling is based on Western neuroanatomy and modern scientific study of the muscles and nervous system. This modality can only be done by trained clinicians.

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