Platelet-rich plasma as a treatment for patellar tendinopathy: a double-blind, randomized controlled trial.

Related Articles Platelet-rich plasma as a treatment for patellar tendinopathy: a double-blind, randomized controlled trial. Am J Sports Med. 2014 Mar;42(3):610-8 Authors: Dragoo JL, Wasterlain AS, Braun HJ, Nead KT Abstract BACKGROUND: Previous studies have shown improvement in patellar tendinopathy symptoms after platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections, but no randomized controlled trial has compared PRP with dry needling (DN) for this …

Platelet-rich therapies for musculoskeletal soft tissue injuries.

Related Articles Platelet-rich therapies for musculoskeletal soft tissue injuries. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013;12:CD010071 Authors: Moraes VY, Lenza M, Tamaoki MJ, Faloppa F, Belloti JC Abstract BACKGROUND: Platelet-rich therapies are being used increasingly in the treatment of musculoskeletal soft tissue injuries such as ligament, muscle and tendon tears and tendinopathies. These therapies can be used as the principal treatment or …

Trigger point dry needling as an adjunct treatment for a patient with adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder.

Related Articles Trigger point dry needling as an adjunct treatment for a patient with adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2014 Feb;44(2):92-101 Authors: Clewley D, Flynn TW, Koppenhaver S Abstract Study Design Case report. Background Prognosis for adhesive capsulitis has been described as self-limiting and can persist for 1 to 3 years. Conservative treatment that includes …

Rehabilitation of proximal hamstring tendinopathy utilizing eccentric training, lumbopelvic stabilization, and trigger point dry needling: 2 case reports.

Related Articles Rehabilitation of proximal hamstring tendinopathy utilizing eccentric training, lumbopelvic stabilization, and trigger point dry needling: 2 case reports. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2014 Mar;44(3):198-205 Authors: Jayaseelan DJ, Moats N, Ricardo CR Abstract Study Design Case report. Background Proximal hamstring tendinopathy is a relatively uncommon overuse injury seen in runners. In contrast to the significant amount of literature …

Short-Term Changes in Neck Pain, Widespread Pressure Pain Sensitivity, and Cervical Range of Motion After the Application of Trigger Point Dry Needling in Patients With Acute Mechanical Neck Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial.

Related Articles Short-Term Changes in Neck Pain, Widespread Pressure Pain Sensitivity, and Cervical Range of Motion After the Application of Trigger Point Dry Needling in Patients With Acute Mechanical Neck Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2014 Feb 25; Authors: Mejuto-Vázquez MJ, Salom-Moreno J, Ortega-Santiago R, Truyols-Domínguez S, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C Abstract Study Design Randomized clinical trial. …

Treatment of subacute posterior knee pain in an adolescent ballet dancer utilizing trigger point dry needling: a case report.

Related Articles Treatment of subacute posterior knee pain in an adolescent ballet dancer utilizing trigger point dry needling: a case report. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2014 Feb;9(1):116-24 Authors: Mason JS, Tansey KA, Westrick RB Abstract STUDY DESIGN: Case Report. BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Dry needling (DN) is an increasingly popular intervention used by clinicians as a treatment of regional neuromusculoskeletal …

Dry Needling Local Twitch Response

Trigger Point Dry Needling and the Local Twitch Response

Trigger point dry needling involves inserting a dry, filament-like needle subcutaneously into a taut muscle known as a myofascial trigger point (MTrP). The therapeutic effects from dry needling are still being investigated, however, the supported effects thus far include increasing blood flow to reduce myofascial ischemia (Hsieh 2011), peripheral analgesia (Bladry 2005), gate control theory (Cagnie 2012) release of pain …