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Rehab Your Sports Injury Effectively With Dry Needling

Acupuncture needlesWhether you’re a hardcore CrossFitter, occasional runner, or regular golfer, you want to be at the top of your game. Sports injuries, however, can be a setback for athletes, impacting their performance and overall well-being.

Fortunately, various forms of rehabilitation can aid in the recovery process. One increasingly popular technique is dry needling, which has shown promising results in sports injury rehabilitation.

Releasing Tension and Promoting Healing

Dry needling involves the insertion of thin, solid needles into specific trigger points or muscles. Unlike acupuncture, which focuses on restoring energy flow through the body, dry needling targets muscular pain and dysfunction. This treatment technique can help release tension, reduce inflammation, and promote healing by stimulating these trigger points.

Addressing Many Types of Sports Injuries

Dry needling has gained recognition for its effectiveness in treating various sports-related injuries. Whether it’s a muscle strain, tendonitis, or even chronic pain caused by trigger points, this modality can be crucial in recovery. It is particularly beneficial for extremity joints like shoulders, knees, ankles, and elbows, which are commonly injured in sports activities.

Speeding up Recovery Time

One of the significant advantages of dry needling is its ability to accelerate the healing process. By reducing inflammation and improving blood flow to the affected area, athletes can experience faster recovery times. For example, in the case of an acute ankle sprain, this technique can help alleviate swelling and stiffness, enabling athletes to get back on their feet sooner than expected.

Helping Athletes Regain Peak Performance

The success of dry needling in sports injury rehabilitation can be seen through inspiring athlete stories. Take, for instance, a UW-L (University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse) pole vaulter who struggled with persistent shin pain, hindering her performance for several years. Despite trying various therapies, it was only through dry needling that she experienced significant improvement.

After undergoing dry needling sessions, the pole vaulter noticed a marked decrease in anterior leg pain.

Over eight to ten weeks, receiving dry needling once a week, she could compete at a high level with minimal discomfort.

Supporting Local Athletes

At M.Y. Life Health Center, we strongly commit to supporting our local athletes. While we are not officially affiliated with any schools, we work closely with quite a few from Onalaska, WI. We have also established a collaborative relationship with UWL Athletics, offering our services when their athletic trainers are unavailable or when extra support is needed.

If you want to recover from your injury and be at your athletic best, book an appointment for dry needling today!

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