Efficacy of Dry Needling Under EMG Guidance for Myofascial Neck and Shoulder Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial

J Pain Res. 2022 Aug 8;15:2293-2302. doi: 10.2147/JPR.S372074. eCollection 2022. ABSTRACT PURPOSE: To determine the difference in maintenance of improvement of pain and disability for dry needling (DN) under needle electromyography (EMG) guidance technique in myofascial neck and shoulder pain patients, compared with DN alone. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this randomized single-blind clinical trial, 30 […]

Ultrasound-Guided Dry Needling for Trigger Point Inactivation in the Treatment of Postherpetic Neuralgia Mixed with Myofascial Pain Syndrome: A Prospective and Controlled Clinical Study

Pain Res Manag. 2022 Aug 2;2022:2984942. doi: 10.1155/2022/2984942. eCollection 2022. ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of ultrasound-guided dry needling for trigger point inactivation in the treatment of postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) mixed with myofascial pain syndrome (MPS). METHODS: A prospective and controlled clinical study was conducted. From January 2020 to December 2020, among […]

The Effect of dry Needling in Chronic Stroke with a complex Network Approach: A Case Study

Clin EEG Neurosci. 2022 Aug 11:15500594221120136. doi: 10.1177/15500594221120136. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT Background: Dry Needling (DN) has been demonstrated to be effective in improving sensorimotor function and spasticity in patients with chronic stroke. Electroencephalogram (EEG) has been used to analyze if DN has effects on the central nervous system of patients with stroke. There […]

Delayed Recovery after Nonoperative Treatment of an Avulsion Fracture of the Ischial Tuberosity in an Adolescent Gymnast with a History of Growth Hormone Deficiency: A Case Report

Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2022 Aug 1;17(5):941-944. doi: 10.26603/001c.37256. eCollection 2022. ABSTRACT INTRODUCTION: Avulsion fracture of the ischial tuberosity is uncommon. Patients typically present with symptoms consistent with hamstring strain. The purpose of this case report is to describe an avulsion fracture of the ischial tuberosity and subsequent recovery in an athlete with an […]

Therapeutic Ultrasound and Shockwave Therapy for Tendinopathy: A Narrative Review

Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2022 Aug 1;101(8):801-807. doi: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000001894. Epub 2021 Oct 4. ABSTRACT Tendon injury is prevalent and costly in the United States, comprising 45% of the 66 million musculoskeletal injuries and costing $114 billion annually. Surgical and therapeutic methods, such as arthroscopic surgery, dry needling, and physical therapy, produce mixed success in […]

Shockwave Therapy Versus Dry Needling for the Management of Iliotibial Band Syndrome: A Randomized Clinical Trial: SWT Vs. DN for the Treatment of ITBS

Galen Med J. 2021 Jul 6;10:1-8. doi: 10.31661/gmj.v10i0.2174. eCollection 2021. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS) is a common leading cause of lateral knee pain. Despite varieties of medical and non-medical treatments proposed for the management of ITBS, the best therapeutic approach for its treatment remained a significant question. The current study aims to compare […]

Correlation between thoracic kyphosis and dry needle length required to reach the pleural space needling the upper trapezius: A cadaveric fluoroscopic assessment

Musculoskelet Sci Pract. 2022 Jul 12;62:102622. doi: 10.1016/j.msksp.2022.102622. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: It is unknown whether greater prone thoracic kyphosis increases pneumothorax risk during upper trapezius dry needling. OBJECTIVES: To fluoroscopically assess for a correlation between prone thoracic kyphosis and needle length required to reach the pleural space dry needling the upper trapezius […]

Treatment Analysis of Patients Followed up With Postherpetic Neuralgia in Nothern Cyprus

Mater Sociomed. 2022 Mar;34(1):55-59. doi: 10.5455/msm.2022.33.55-59. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) is a frequent complication of herpes zoster (HZ). Treatment of this chronic pain syndrome and results are often not clear. Tricyclic antidepressants, gabapentinoids and potent opioids are first-line treatments and are highly effective, but their use is limited due to adverse effects that may […]

Effects of Dry Needling on Connectivity of Corticospinal Tract, Spasticity, and Function of Upper Extremity in People with Stroke: Study Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial

J Acupunct Meridian Stud. 2021 Dec 31;14(6):238-243. doi: 10.51507/j.jams.2021.14.6.238. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Spasticity is a common motor disorder in adult stroke patients. Injury to the corticospinal tract (CST) is associated with spasticity. Dry needling (DN) has positive impacts on spasticity reduction and improvement in the range of motion (ROM) in stroke patients. This study aims to […]

Trigger Point Acupuncture and Exercise for Chronic Low Back Pain in Older Adult: a Preliminary Randomized Clinical Trial

J Acupunct Meridian Stud. 2022 Apr 30;15(2):143-151. doi: 10.51507/j.jams.2022.15.2.143. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Exercise therapy is the first choice non-pharmacotherapeutic approach for musculoskeletal pain; however, it often interferes with the implementation and continuation of exercise due to fear-avoidance behaviors. Trigger point acupuncture (TrPAcp) has been reported to reduce musculoskeletal pain. OBJECTIVES: To examine the efficacy of exercise […]

Changes in stiffness at active myofascial trigger points of the upper trapezius after dry needling in patients with chronic neck pain: a randomized controlled trial

Acupunct Med. 2022 Jun 28:9645284221104831. doi: 10.1177/09645284221104831. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Since, to our knowledge, the effects of dry needling (DN) on active myofascial trigger point (MTrP) stiffness have not been analyzed previously with shear wave elastography (SWE), our aim was to compare the effects of a single session of DN and sham […]

Multidermatomal Shingles Occurrence Post-therapeutic Dry Needling (TDN) in a Saudi Woman

Cureus. 2022 May 24;14(5):e25309. doi: 10.7759/cureus.25309. eCollection 2022 May. ABSTRACT This is a case report of the occurrence of shingles (herpes zoster) in a multidermatomal distribution following therapeutic dry needling. The patient developed acute reactivation of varicella-zoster virus two days after the third session of dry needling for the relief of long-standing pain in the […]

Patient Concerns and Beliefs Related to Audible Popping Sound and the Effecitveness of Manipulation: Findings From an Online Survey

J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2022 Jun 23:S0161-4754(22)00038-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2022.03.021. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess whether beliefs about the origin of the popping sound and the effects of thrust manipulation (TM) were in agreement with current scientific evidence and whether a practitioner’s explanation could influence patient beliefs […]

Comparison of Dry Needling and Inhibitory Kinesio Taping in Treatment of Myofascial Pain Syndrome of the Upper Trapezius Muscle: A Randomized Controlled Trial

J Chiropr Med. 2022 Mar;21(1):23-31. doi: 10.1016/j.jcm.2022.01.003. Epub 2022 Mar 16. ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of dry needling and inhibitory Kinesio taping on the pressure pain threshold and muscle thickness in women with myofascial pain syndrome in the upper trapezius muscle. METHODS: The present study was a […]

Acupuncture and Dry Needling for Sports Performance and Recovery

Curr Sports Med Rep. 2022 Jun 1;21(6):213-218. doi: 10.1249/JSR.0000000000000968. ABSTRACT Acupuncture and dry needling share many similarities in their proposed mechanisms of action and their sports medicine-related applications. Pain is the most common indication for these needling treatments, but there also are some limited studies on their use for ergogenic purposes. Needling can likely improve […]

Effects of dry needling on muscle spasticity of the upper limb in a survivor of traumatic brain injury: a case report

J Med Case Rep. 2022 Jun 14;16(1):237. doi: 10.1186/s13256-022-03408-5. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Survivors of moderate and severe traumatic brain injury typically present with spasticity, an upper motor neuron lesion associated with hyperexcitability of the stretch reflex due to disinhibition of cortical influences on spinal cord circuits and structural and functional changes in skeletal muscle. There is […]

The posterior/medial dry needling approach of the tibialis posterior muscle is an accurate and safe procedure: a cadaveric study

BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2022 Jun 14;23(1):570. doi: 10.1186/s12891-022-05530-3. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Evidence suggests that tibialis posterior muscle plays an important role in equinovarus foot deformity in patients who had suffered a stroke and it is one of the most frequently injected lower-extremity muscles for the management of spasticity. Our aim was to assess if a needle […]

Dry Needling: A Clinical Commentary

Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2022 Jun 1;17(4):551-555. doi: 10.26603/001c.35693. eCollection 2022. NO ABSTRACT PMID:35693854 | PMC:PMC9159711 | DOI:10.26603/001c.35693

Does Dry Needling Increase the Efficacy of Botulinum Toxin Injection in the Management of Post-Stroke Spasticity: A Randomized Controlled Study

Noro Psikiyatr Ars. 2021 May 18;59(2):110-115. doi: 10.29399/npa.27733. eCollection 2022. ABSTRACT INTRODUCTION: The purpose of the current study was to investigate the antispastic efficacy of dry needling in combination with botulinum toxin-A injections. METHODS: Thirty stroke patients with elbow flexor spasticity were randomised into two groups; the patients treated with botulinum toxin-A injections and exercise […]