Device for Dual Ultrasound and Dry Needling Trigger Points Treatment

Sensors (Basel). 2023 Jan 4;23(2):580. doi: 10.3390/s23020580. ABSTRACT Ultrasound is a well-known tool to produce thermal and non-thermal effects on cells and tissues. These effects require an appropriate application of ultrasound in terms of localization and acoustic energy delivered. This article describes a new device that combines ultrasound and dry needling treatments. The non-thermal effects […]

Efficacy of Dry Needling in Treating Scars following Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Case Report

Med J Islam Repub Iran. 2022 Dec 20;36:156. doi: 10.47176/mjiri.36.156. eCollection 2022. ABSTRACT Background: In this case report of a 31-year-old female, we describe the effects of dry needling on scar tissue following total hip arthroplasty. Case report: A 31-year-old woman underwent an elective bilateral total hip replacement due to a motor vehicle accident. Based […]

Dry needling on latent and active myofascial trigger points versus oral diclofenac in patients with knee osteoarthritis: a randomized controlled trial

BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2023 Jan 18;24(1):36. doi: 10.1186/s12891-022-06116-9. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Latent and active myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) in knee-associated muscles may play a key role in pain management among patients with knee osteoarthritis (KOA). The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of dry needling treatment on pain intensity, disability, and range of […]

Comparing dry needling or local acupuncture to various wet needling injection types for musculoskeletal pain and disability. A systematic review of randomized clinical trials

Disabil Rehabil. 2023 Jan 12:1-15. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2023.2165731. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT PURPOSE: Systematically evaluate the comparative effectiveness of dry needling (DN) or local acupuncture to various types of wet needling (WN) for musculoskeletal pain disorders (MPD). METHODS: Seven databases (PubMed, PEDro, SPORTDiscus, CINAHL, Scopus, Embase, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials) were searched […]

Inclusion of Cross-Sectional and Radiological Images for Better Understanding of Musculoskeletal Anatomy and Decreasing the Risk of Adverse Events during Dry Needling in Undergraduate Physiotherapy Students

Anat Sci Educ. 2023 Jan 9. doi: 10.1002/ase.2251. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT Since there is an increasing rate of physiotherapists using invasive procedures during the clinical practice, understanding the cross-sectional anatomy and radiological images is essential for ensuring patients’ safety during these interventions. Therefore, the aim of this study was to analyze the students’ […]

Improvement of Hip Pain After Total Hip Arthroplasty With Dry Needling as an Adjunct to Conventional Physiotherapy: A Case Series

Cureus. 2022 Dec 1;14(12):e32098. doi: 10.7759/cureus.32098. eCollection 2022 Dec. ABSTRACT While total hip arthroplasty (THA) is one of the most common and successful orthopedic surgeries, some patients may experience persistent, recurrent, or new hip pain despite successful THA. Dry needling (DN) is a common treatment for musculoskeletal pain, yet little data has been published on […]

Surgical treatment options for plantar fasciitis and their effectiveness: a systematic review and network meta-analysis

Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2023 Jan 3. doi: 10.1007/s00402-022-04739-0. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: To date, there are no systematic reviews on the utility of surgical management for plantar fasciitis to guide best practice. This review aimed to evaluate the operative options for plantar fasciitis and their effectiveness. METHODS: A systematic review and network […]

Effects of therapeutic interventions on pain due to plantar fasciitis: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Clin Rehabil. 2022 Dec 26:2692155221143865. doi: 10.1177/02692155221143865. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of different therapeutic interventions that have ever been evaluated in randomized controlled trials on pain due to plantar fasciitis. METHODS: We searched different electronic databases until September 2022. Mean differences (MDs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated. […]

Ultrasound-guided dry needling of masticatory muscles in trigeminal neuralgia – A case series of 35 patients

J Postgrad Med. 2022 Nov 28. doi: 10.4103/jpgm.jpgm_797_21. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Trigeminal neuralgia (TGN) is considered a sensory neuropathy. However, reports of pain on chewing/speaking suggest a masticatory myofascial involvement. OBJECTIVE: To examine the effect of ultrasound-guided dry needling (USGDN), which deactivates myofascial trigger points in masticatory, neck, and facial muscles on […]