Reply To: Dry needling for chronic epicondylitis, with partial tear

August 21, 2018 at 6:20 pm #17712
Anonymous
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The short answer is needling will not heal a tear and also if done correctly will not damage it. The real point is inflammation, and if you can reduce the inflammation in the area the pain will decrease and if the remaining tendon has the tensile strength to function you may get away with it. If the remaining tendon can not withstand the forces applied then you will continue to have on and off pain that is at best mitigated with treatment.