Trigger Point Dry Needling

If you are suffering from myofascial pain syndrome, stiffness in joints, muscle tension in any part of the body and searching for an effective way to deal with it then don’t worry, AlignBody brings a trigger point dry needling technique for you without any medication or surgery.


What is Trigger point dry needling?

A solid thin filiform or hollow-core hypodermic needle is used for therapy of muscle pain, myofascial pain syndrome, etc. It is called “Dry” because it is used without any solution or fluid and directly inserted in the skin for the management of “neuromusculoskeletal” pain by triggering muscle trigger points. It is a technique used by Dr Richa Gupta who is a physical therapist for pain treatment and movement impairments. It is also known as intramuscular manual therapy.

Do not mix up it with the acupuncture (a practice based on traditional Chinese treatment), it is something different from that. Dry needling is related to the modern western medicine principles which is also supported by research

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Benefits of trigger point dry needling technique

It may provide relief for muscular pain and stiffness. This process helps to ease the trigger points which result in flexibility and improve mobility. This is the reason; the trigger point dry needling method is used to treat sports injuries during sports rehabilitation treatment, muscle pain and fibromyalgia pain (stiffness, tendons and joints pain).

Trigger point dry needling is useful for the conditions

  1. Shoulder pain
  2. Tennis/Golfer Elbow
  3. Headache
  4. Knee pain
  5. Achilles Tendonitis
  6. Chronic pain
  7. Muscular and ligaments sprain
  8. Athletic performance
  9. FDM

Dry needling VS Acupuncture


  1. It is a medical practice originated in china that requires stimulating certain points of the body. In this process, the skin is penetrated using a needle to reduce pain and cure various health conditions.
  2. Acupuncture is for the purpose of altering the flow of energy (Qi).

Dry Needling

  1. It is the technique used by physical therapists which also require penetration of the skin using a dry needle to provide relief from the pain.
  2. Dry needling is evidence-based guidelines and suggested “point” location.

Is TDN painful?

A patient may feel the insertion of the needle. It is intended to produce a local twitch response; it could be a very small painful response (less than a second). In some cases, a patient may feel a deep ache or cramping sensation.

Preparation for the therapy?

A patient does not need any special preparation before trigger point dry needling technique, but it is suggested to have a light meal prior to 1-2 hours and wear loose clothes while visiting your physiotherapist which can be rolled up or down to access most of the body area.
At AlignBody, we look for the improvements from the very first day of your visit like an increasing range of motion, mobility, and lowering symptoms.

We at our physiotherapy center in Delhi, follow all the techniques with the special care and precaution in the guidance of experts & professionals. Dr Richa Gupta, an Advanced Postural Biomechanical Correction from Robbie Goodrum (Thailand & USA)

You can book an appointment for the consultation and get the best treatment to rehabilitate your body.

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