Toorak Village Podiatry now offers dry needling as a treatment for musculoskeletal pain inluding plantar heel pain.
Why would we use dry needling?
Dry needling can be used to reduce muscle pain and improve range of motion at joints in the foot and leg.
What is dry needling?
Dry needling is acupuncture and is used to influence pain and improve function. Dry needling has been found to be effective for plantar heel pain.*
What is Involved?
What are the benefits?
What are the possible side effects?
Care after dry needling
You may need to initially modify activities for a couple of days. Your podiatrist may also instruct you on stretching a couple of days after. If you have any concerns please call Toorak Village Podiatry.
*Cotchett et al. Effectiveness of trigger point dry needling for plantar heel pain: a randomised controlled trial. Phys Ther 2014; 94(8): 1083-94.