Podiatric Dry Needling is the use of acupuncture as a therapeutic device, by Podiatrists, to treat illness of the lower limbs, to offer pain relief.
Acupuncture needles are placed along specific pathways or meridians at acupoints, or at trigger points. The needles promote the release of natural pain relievers called Endorphins, which help relieve the discomfort associated with painful conditions.
Podiatric Dry Needling is a system which can affect three locations of healthcare:.
- Promotion of foot health and well-being
- Prevention of podiatric medical conditions
- Treatment of various podiatric medical conditions
Dry Needling has been used to treat numerous podiatric clinical problems, but is especially helpful for discomfort. It can aid with joint discomforts and neurological conditions relating to the lower limb. It can be utilized to deal with issues such as plantar fasciitis, Morton’s neuroma and leg cramps. While acupuncture is typically associated with pain control, in the hands of a well-trained Podiatrist it has much broader applications. Acupuncture can be effective as the only therapy utilized, or as the support or accessory to various other podiatry treatment in numerous medical and surgical conditions.
The number of therapies are required?
The number of treatments varies from individual to person for intricate or long-standing conditions, a couple of therapies a week for numerous weeks might be advised. For severe problems, generally fewer visits are required, and for health maintenance, 4 sessions a year might be all that is essential. Most people require between 3 to 8 therapies, and some individuals need to return for routine “top up” therapies every few months.