Accuracy and Safety of Dry Needling Placement in the Popliteus Muscle: A Cadaveric Study

Int J Clin Pract. 2021 Jul 29:e14669. doi: 10.1111/ijcp.14669. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: The popliteus muscle attaches posteriorly to the joint capsule of the knee. Although it is an important rotational stabilizer and has been implicated in various knee pathologies, research on its treatment with dry needling is scarce. OBJECTIVE: To determine if a needle accurately and safely …

The scientific basis of acupuncture for veterinary pain management: A review based on relevant literature from the last two decades

Open Vet J. 2021 Apr-Jun;11(2):203-209. doi: 10.5455/OVJ.2021.v11.i2.3. Epub 2021 Apr 15. ABSTRACT The practice of acupuncture is becoming increasingly popular in veterinary medicine, especially as a method of providing pain relief. Originally based on principles derived from centuries of observation, conventional scientific mechanisms of action for acupuncture as a pain-relieving modality have recently been elucidated. Acupuncture points allow access to …

The effect of dry needling of myofascial trigger points on muscle stiffness and motoneuron excitability in healthy subjects

Acupunct Med. 2021 Jul 20:9645284211027579. doi: 10.1177/09645284211027579. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) are hypersensitive nodules in a taut band (TB) of skeletal muscle. Dry needling (DN) is an invasive technique recommended for the treatment of MTrPs. However, to our knowledge, no studies have investigated the influence of the DN technique on modification of muscle stiffness …

Comparison of the effects of instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization and dry needling on active myofascial trigger points of upper trapezius muscle

Med J Islam Repub Iran. 2021 May 8;35:59. doi: 10.47176/mjiri.35.59. eCollection 2021. ABSTRACT Background: Myofascial pain syndrome is one of the most common complaints in patients referring to orthopedic treatment centers. The present study aimed to examine the effects of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) and dry needling (DN) on active myofascial trigger points (AMTrP) of the upper trapezius muscle …

Similar Benefits Seen After Radial Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy or Autologous Blood Injection in Patients With Chronic Plantar Fasciitis-A Retrospective Cohort Study

Clin J Sport Med. 2021 Jul 7. doi: 10.1097/JSM.0000000000000930. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: To compare the outcomes for patients with chronic plantar fasciitis after extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) or autologous blood injection (ABI). DESIGN: Cohort study-retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data. SETTING: Hospital-based Sports Medicine Outpatient Clinic. PATIENTS: One hundred two consecutive patients with chronic plantar fasciitis, treated …

Ultrasound-guided musculoskeletal interventional procedures around the elbow, hand and wrist excluding carpal tunnel procedures

J Ultrason. 2021 Jun 7;21(85):e169-e176. doi: 10.15557/JoU.2021.0027. Epub 2021 Jun 18. ABSTRACT Ultrasound is a fast, reliable and radiation-free method for the assessment of a wide range of pathological conditions, as well as for the guidance of percutaneous interventional procedures around the elbow, hand and wrist. Intraarticular and periarticular interventional procedures can be easily performed under continuous ultrasound monitoring to …

Dry needling has lasting analgesic effect in shoulder pain: a double-blind, sham-controlled trial

Pain Rep. 2021 Jun 28;6(2):e939. doi: 10.1097/PR9.0000000000000939. eCollection 2021 Jul-Aug. ABSTRACT INTRODUCTION: Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) affects most patients with chronic shoulder pain. Dry needling (DN) is a common treatment for MPS, but its temporal pattern and sensory effects remain unknown. OBJECTIVES: We evaluated in a randomized, sham-controlled study the pattern of analgesic efficacy and local sensory changes of a …

Surgical and Non-surgical Treatment Options for Piriformis Syndrome: A Literature Review

Anesth Pain Med. 2021 Feb 2;11(1):e112825. doi: 10.5812/aapm.112825. eCollection 2021 Feb. ABSTRACT CONTEXT: Piriformis syndrome is a solely clinical diagnosis that often eludes the practitioner and goes underdiagnosed. PS is a pain syndrome and for those it affects, causes persistent pain and limits daily activity and work capacity. It is a form of deep gluteal syndrome that needs to be …

Dry needling for treating spasticity in multiple sclerosis

J Phys Ther Sci. 2021 Jul;33(7):505-510. doi: 10.1589/jpts.33.505. Epub 2021 Jul 1. ABSTRACT [Purpose] The aim of the study is to evaluate the efficacy of dry needling (DN) in the treatment of spasticity in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). [Participants and Methods] Twelve participants (3 males and 9 females) with MS, with no evidence of a relapse in the last …

Immediate Effects of Dry Needling on the Autonomic Nervous System and Mechanical Hyperalgesia: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 Jun 3;18(11):6018. doi: 10.3390/ijerph18116018. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Dry needling (DN) is often used for the treatment of muscle pain among physiotherapists. However, little is known about the mechanisms of action by which its effects are generated. The aim of this randomized controlled trial was to determine if the use of DN in healthy subjects …

Comparison of Dry Needling and Kinesio Taping Methods in the Treatment of Myofascial Pain Syndrome : A single blinded randomized controlled study

Int J Clin Pract. 2021 Jun 22:e14561. doi: 10.1111/ijcp.14561. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness of kinesio tape and dry needling in the treatment of myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) of the trapezius muscle. METHODS: The patients with MPS were divided into 3 groups as those who received exercise only (control …