Trigger Point Dry Needling

Trigger Point Dry Needling in Ellicott City

Trigger point dry needling (TPDN) is an effective therapy to treat muscular tension and spasm, which commonly accompanies conditions such as arthritis, nerve irritation, muscular strain, ligament strains and herniated discs.

  • Key benefits of TPDN include:
  • Pain relief
  • Improved range of movement
  • Improve function
  • Improved muscle activation

Trigger point dry needling (TPDN) is an effective adjunct treatment used in physical therapy to treat chronic pain related to muscular tension and spasm.

What is TPDN?

TPDN uses a small, solid filament needle which is inserted into a trigger point in a contracted painful knotted muscle to create a local twitch reflex which is both diagnostic and therapeutic as it is the first step in breaking the pain cycle as research shows will decrease muscle contraction, reduce chemical irritation, improve flexibility and decrease pain.

What is a Trigger Point?

A trigger point is a taut band of skeletal muscle located within a larger muscle group. Trigger points can be tender to the touch and touching a trigger point may cause pain to other parts of the body.

Is TPDN acupuncture?

Dry needling is not acupuncture, a practice based on traditional Chinese medicine and performed by acupuncturists. Dry needling is a part of modern Western medicine principles and supported by research.


PT accepts most major insurances.

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