Potosi, MO

Potosi, MO

Dry Needling Greater Potosi, MO. It’s hard to describe how upsetting it can be when pain and lack of mobility in our bodies keep us from the the things we love doing, or even make ordinary movements like getting in and out of the car difficult or even impossible. At Axes Physical Therapy in Potosi, MO, we are constantly looking for innovative and evidence-backed treatments to help Potosi, MO residents recover from their injuries or chronic pain and get back to what they most love doing. Dry needling has proven to be an indispensable tool for many of our patients that alleviates pain, softens stiffness, and restores mobility. Our treatment plans are as unique as each client, their ailment, and the life they want to live. Contact Axes Physical Therapy in Potosi, MO online or reach out to the location closest to you and we will shepherd you toward results and a positive outcome you may have never thought possible. While it might sound to good to be true, with our personalized care you will be sprinting down the court, jogging through the park, or just painlessly going through daily life in no time.

What is Dry Needling? | Potosi, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling, also known as trigger point dry needling, employs thin filiform needles to puncture the skin and underlying muscles and connective tissue in order to relieve persistent pain, enhance range of motion and return you to feeling like you again. Physical therapists often use it as part of a larger physical therapy regiment that can include posture correction, manual therapy, massages, and more. Dry needling should exclusively be done by healthcare professionals in Potosi, MO, such as the professional and experienced physical and occupational therapists at Axes.

Dry needling is often used to treat myofascial pain. The root myo refers to your muscles, while fascia refers to the connective tissue between the muscles. Myofascial pain is known as a chronic pain condition that can affect people for months or even years. We’ve found that dry needling is a simple and economical pain reliever for Potosi, MO residents who are burdened with the increasing cost of prescription meds or have been frustrated by lackluster results from other treatments.

We’ve also found trigger point dry needling to be effective for Potosi, MO patients with:

If you’ve been frustrated by treatments that just aren’t producing positive outcomes and are wondering if you’ll ever get back to the lifestyle and routine you love and had grown accustomed to, make an appointment for a free screening for your injury or chronic pain with one of our experienced physical and occupational therapists to learn if dry needling could finally be the solution you’ve been waiting for.

How Does Dry Needling Work? | Potosi, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling works by focusing on specific areas or regions, known as trigger points, that are the root cause of limiting pain. The trigger point can either affect a localized area or affect an entire region of your body. Trigger points are segments of damaged tight or stressed muscles or tissue that restrict blood flow to that area and surrounding areas. That means the affected area is not able to heal properly. By gently piercing or tearing the knots in your tissue, your Axes physical therapist in Potosi, MO helps induce an instinctive response in your nervous system; the micro-tears influence the body to start the healing process and return blood flow, oxygen, and critical nutrients into the area. When the tissue is pierced, the needles will prompt a “twitch” response by initiating a nerve pathway that can change the biochemical makeup of the trigger point. That tells the brain to release endorphins, the body’s own, natural painkiller.

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Frequently Asked Questions: Trigger Point Dry Needling in Potosi, MO

Is Dry Needling Painful?

The needles used to penetrate your muscles are eight times thinner than needles typically used at hospitals and doctors’ appointments for injections or blood samples, so many of our Potosi, MO patients don’t even sense them pierce the skin. You may feel some light discomfort when the twitch response is induced, but it lasts for less than two seconds and is a signal that dry needling is working. Some patients report some soreness in the pierced muscle or tissue for up to a couple days, but after that, you should start feeling the beneficial effects, if not earlier.

Is Dry Needling Safe?

When it’s performed by qualified physical therapists, there is absolutely no risk. team in Potosi, MO is made up of knowledgeable professionals with a deep grasp of the nervous and musculoskeletal systems and safe practices.

Is Dry Needling Really Effective?

Absolutely, especially when it is part of a larger, comprehensive treatment regiment. At Axes, our Potosi, MO physical therapists only recommend treatments that have been proven to work through extensive research. Studies show the benefits trigger point dry needling can have for people with injuries or chronic pain.

How Long Do The Needles Stay in For? How Deep They Go?

We base that on you, how severe the pain is, lack of mobility, and the affected body part. Some piercings will be largely superficial and the needles will be consistently moved and changed out. In other cases, the needles will remain for a few minutes and will go deeper into the muscle, as often dry needling is the only way to manipulate harder to reach muscles and tissue. Your entire experience at Axes will be based exclusively on what is best for you.

How Many Sessions Will I Need?

Again, that depends on you. Depending on your injury or pain and how your body heals, you could need anywhere from one to six sessions to get the most out of dry needling. We’ll tailor your experience to you to get you the best outcome possible and efficiently return you to the activities that are most important to you.

How Quickly Will I See Improvements With Dry Needling?

Some Potosi, MO patients get immediate relief, while others will need two or three sessions. Rest assured, all of our patients eventually see improvements.

Are Dry Needling and Acupuncture the Same?

This is a common misconception, but no. Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medical technique, practiced for thousands of years, that aims to balance a person’s flow of energy. Dry needling has its roots in Western medicine and has only gained traction in the last several decades.

Will My Insurance Cover Dry Needling?

That depends on your particular insurance plan. At Axes, we believe everyone deserves the professional, personalized, and proven treatment plans they need to improve their quality of life and get back to the active lifestyle they’re accustomed to. If it’s most convenient for you, we can go over your insurance plan and see if dry needling is covered.

Some of the other services we offer in Potosi, MO are:

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Trigger Point Dry Needling in Potosi, MO | Axes Physical Therapy

Many of our patients come to us after months or even years of pain and mobility issues that just won’t go away, even after extensive treatment. At Axes, our licensed and knowledgeable physical and occupational in Potosi, MO act as part of your team to implement a tailored treatment plan with a proven track record of success. We’ve committed our practice to reducing and eliminating pain, restoring mobility, and getting you back to the activities you love most, whether that be sliding into home plate, biking through the park, or just being able to wake up, go to sleep, and in between do what you want to do without feeling any pain. Get in touch with an experienced Potosi, MO physical therapist online or call the location nearest you.

Services Offered

Services Offered
  • Physical Therapy
    • Pre/Post Surgical Rehabilitation
    • Acute Injury Management
    • Chronic Injury Management
  • Occupational Therapy
    • Certified Hand Therapy
  • Work Conditioning/Hardening
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Certified Hand Therapy
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Spine Specialty – Certified Manual Therapy
  • Vestibular Therapy and Post-Concussion Therapy
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

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Front Office
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