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Myofascial trigger point needling.

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1 year 7 months ago #25517 by Painsufferer
Painsufferer created the topic: Myofascial trigger point needling.
Hi all.
I have recently had Myofascial trigger point needling done for osteoarthritis and am interested to see how others found the experience.
I have severe osteoporosis and back and hip arthritis and am currently having physio as well as waiting to see a exercise physiologist. I am also seeing a pain management specialist next month.
I found the needling very painful and it took a few days of stiffness and soreness before I could move normally again. The pain actually reduced me to tears and I needed pain relief every 4 hours.
My question is, should I keep this treatment ongoing and does it get less painfull over time?
I'm happy to continue with this treatment if I know it will eventually benefit me.

Cheers.

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1 year 7 months ago #25627 by Johnno
Johnno replied the topic: Myofascial trigger point needling.
Hi Painsufferer,
Sorry mate I missed this one but I personally haven't had this done ,is it something similar to acupuncture, I had this a few years ago unfortunately I didn't receive any benefit at all , saying this doesn't mean what you have had won't work .
Please keep us updated on how it helps or otherwise.
Cheers
Johnno

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Because it could be worse

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1 year 7 months ago #25758 by arjay
arjay replied the topic: Myofascial trigger point needling.
Dear Johnno and previous posters

Deep needling so called is similar to Acupunture which is based on long eastern tradition of meridians sometimes working sometimes not using fine needles to effect a cure or reduction in symptoms.

Proponents of Deep Needling however say that they are more medically based and scientific.

Both use needles but the rational is different.

Deep needling was explained to me as locating a trigger point and the inserting the needle into the muscle point.

I questioned my relly about DN and it seemed to me a practitioner would have to have a similar knowledge to a surgeon to be able to visualize exactly the cross section of the arm or whatever to avoid hitting or going through any other component without doing damage or causing additional pain.

Needles can be up to 3inchs long.!!

The requirements for a person to have these skills would have to have an intimate knowledge of anatomy and qualifications

Both methods I would think twice about.

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1 year 6 months ago - 1 year 6 months ago #25799 by Johnno
Johnno replied the topic: Myofascial trigger point needling
Hi Arjay,

Neither of us had deep point needling Vanessa had myofascial trigger point needling and I had some acupuncture and neither seemed to help , mine didn't as I needed more corrective surgery and I didn't feel that up to six hours a week having needles stuck into me really helped .

Saying that you bring up a bloody good warning re: any form of needling.
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese form of balance your body up using certain trigger points and energy flow lines,dry needling developed by Drs Travell and Simmonds is customarily used in tight points generally located within the muscles.
Approx 70% of the points used in both correlate and dry point needlinghas been used in areas where sports people/ athletes can continue their ridiculous sporting activities.
I almost said " it's an ancient Chinese art"
And everybody know their part
From a kick hit from the hip
To a some thing from the tip
Every body was Kung fu fighting
Their bodies were fast as lightning
Johnno

as long as I wake up alive I'm happy
Because it could be worse
Last Edit: 1 year 6 months ago by Johnno. Reason: Atrocious spelling and not spell checking slap to back of head

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