Western Medical Dry Needling is a therapeutic modality involving the insertion of fine needles. It is an adaptation of Chinese acupuncture using knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology, and the principles of evidence based medicine.
Podiatrist, Trevor Lane applies this great physical modality to treat a number of conditions including:
- Heel pain & Plantar fasciitis
- Shin Splints
- Metatarsalgia (Pain/ discomfort under the ball of the forefoot)
- Hallux limitis (A condition causing stiffness/pain of the big toe joint)
- Neuropathic pain (Morton’s Neuroma: pinched nerves)
- Poor blood circulation
- Many more conditions
It’s widely accepted knowledge that structures such as tendons & ligaments (eg:Plantar -fascia) are poor blood-flow structures. Needling allows for improved blood flow to the region of concern, helping it heal faster.