Acupuncture is a form of therapy in which fine filament needles are inserted into specific points to create neurophysiological reactions in the body and stimulate a healing effect. A combination of acupuncture points and dry needling help treat and resolve a range of conditions of the lower limb. It is commonly used to treat musculoskeletal pain such as;
- Heel pain/Plantar Fasciitis
- Chronic Muscle Strain
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Sports Injuries
- Rheumatoid and Osteoarthritis Pain
Dry Needling in Acupuncture involves insertion of fine filament needles into a muscle in the region of a myofascial trigger point to relieve pain and muscle tension. Trigger points are hyper-irritable, taut bands of muscle that cause tissue to shorten, tighten and/or spasm. This can lead to chronic pain and postural issues.
At Innovation Podiatry we use acupuncture and dry needling techniques in addition to other methods to offer you the most effective form of treatment. All our podiatrists are highly trained and up to date in acupuncture and dry needling of the lower limb.