Physical Therapy patient for dry needling

At Pure Physio in Strongsville, Ohio, our physical therapy team works routinely with patients of all ages and often see individuals who are struggling with managing chronic muscle pain or recovering from an injury—athletic or otherwise. With the help of our professionals, you can find treatment options that can help you get back to your regular routine sooner and with less pain. One treatment that is often requested for patients with chronic muscular pain is that of dry needling.

What is dry needling?

Dry needling is a more modern solution for patients with muscular pain. It continues to gain popularity as an easy, safe, affordable, and effective treatment performed by physical therapists. It can reduce muscle pain, improve mobility, and enhance one’s athletic performance. Dry needling involves professionals inserting very small and thin needles into the skin and the muscles. It works best on knots, also referred to as trigger points, as it can stimulate and then release the tension in these specific areas.

Is dry needling like acupuncture?

Acupuncture and dry needling are not the same. While similar in overall technique, dry needling is not the same as this traditional Chinese medicine practice. Dry needling is designed to target knots in specific muscles of the body, while acupuncture is designed to balance one’s natural energy, or chi, within the body.

How does dry needling help with muscular pain?

Patients with musculoskeletal pain from tightness and knots often experience continued or chronic pain and discomfort. This is especially true around the trigger points, which can, in turn, cause referred pain throughout the area. With dry needling, our team can help Strongsville, Ohio patients with their concerns, addressing problems such as:

  • Tennis elbow
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Knee pain
  • Shin splints
  • Headaches/migraines


Will dry needling help me with my range of motion?

Another advantage of the dry needling procedure is the ability to restore and even improve a patient’s range of motion in the area where muscles are tight and knotted. The trigger points are released through dry needling, allowing for improved flexibility and motion in the problem area.

Can dry needling enhance my athletic performance?

You do not need to be in pain or discomfort to ask about using dry needling for your athletic needs. Both athletes and fitness enthusiasts may find dry needling to be advantageous for them in a different way. Better performance may be an appointment away, as dry needling can be used on muscles to increase endurance, muscle strength, and recovery time following intense activities or workouts.

Is dry needling right for me?

If you are located in the area of Strongsville, Ohio, and want to talk to our professionals about your options for treating muscular pain, we invite you to call our physical therapy clinic to discuss your unique needs. The Pure Physio team is dedicated to helping get you back to your regular activities. Whether you are dealing with chronic muscular pain or have experienced an athletic injury, dry needling might be the right solution for you. Call (440) 334-1315 or email us at to schedule an appointment or a free 15-minute phone consultation to learn more about the techniques and tools available at our office for your needs!

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