Dry Needling in Adelaide

Dry Needling | Healthy Life Foot Clinic

Dry needling is similar to acupuncture but works on a Western medical protocol of inserting needles into what are called trigger points (imagine they are like knots in the muscle). When you have these trigger points or knots they can reduce the ability of the muscle to function or work correctly. This can lead to pain within the muscle or refer pain to another part of the foot or leg.

For the vast majority of people, dry needling is not a painful process but the thought of needles can concern some people. The needles we use are incredibly fine and most people either feel nothing when they are inserted or a very small amount of very brief tenderness.

Dry needling is generally used as part of a broader treatment plan for conditions such as plantar fasciitis or achilles tendon pain.

Dry Needling Services in Adelaide

What to expect at your consultation

When you see one of our Podiatrist’s at Healthy Life Foot Clinic, you’ll not only feel welcomed but confident in their care.

We’ll initially take the time to learn about you and your problem and how it’s affected you and what it’s stopping you from doing. We will then take a thorough history and perform a detailed examination to determine what’s wrong and the cause of your problem.

Part of the examination will involve observation of your walking which may also include the use of video or Gaitscan (this measures the pressure applied under your feet). We may also refer you for further xrays or ultrasound if indicated.

Finally, we will give you a plan which will clearly detail what the problem is, why it’s there and what we will do to get you back to doing what you love as quickly as possible. Treatment will vary according to your problem but may include a combination of hands on therapy (foot mobilisation and dry needling), strapping, exercise, footwear advice, laser, orthotic therapy and general foot care.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are a couple of our most frequently asked questions. If you cannot find the answer you are looking for please contact us and we will be more than happy to answer any further questions.

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