Our team strives to help minimize your pain and improve function to the Max!
Our team strives to help minimize your pain and improve function to the Max!

Dry Needling

 Dry needling is a safe, minimally painful, and often an effective technique for patients with certain musculoskeletal presentations. Dry needling is a treatment performed by skilled, trained physical therapists, certified in the procedure, and is used in conjuction with treatment procedures such as Manual Therapy and Exercise by our PTs.

Dry needling is a technique, in which a fine needle is used to penetrate the skin, subcutaneous tissues, and muscle, with the intent to mechanically disrupt tissue without the use of an anesthetic. 

Dry needling is often used to treat myofascial trigger points (MTrPs), which are described as localized hypersensitive or painful or tender spots in a taut band of muscle. These irritable spots can be classified as active MTrPs when they produce spontaneous pain and, upon being palpation from the Therapist, reproduce patient's familiar pain. 

A thin monofilament needle penetrates the skin and treats underlying muscular trigger points for the management of neuromusculoskeletal pain and movement impairments.

So, what is a trigger point? A trigger point is a local contracture or tight band in a muscle fiber that can disrupt function, restrict range of motion, refer pain or cause local tenderness. When dry needling is applied to a dysfunctional muscle or trigger point, it can decrease banding or tightness, increase blood flow, and reduce pain that is noticeable to the patient right away.Dry-needling of these myofascial trigger points via mechanical stimulation causes an analgesic effect.

The needle may cause a small focal lesion which triggers satellite cell migration to the area which repair or replace damaged myofibers. This occurs 7-10 days after dry needling, this process facilitates healing of the injured area.

 Dry needling treats muscle tissue, and its goal is to reduce pain, inactivate trigger points and restore function, and is used by our therapists in combination with exercises.

Dry needling can be used for a wide variety of musculoskeletal issues, such as shoulder, neck, heel, hip and back pain, planter fascitis, frozen shoulder.

Our therapist Vimal Sharma is certified in Dry Needling.




Contact Us

Max Health Physical Therapy at two convenient locations:

1000 Eagle Ridge Dr
Suite B
Schererville, Indiana 46375

Ph: ( 219) 865-9020

Fax: (219)865-8021


8127 Merrillville Road, Suite 2

Merrillville, Indiana 46410

Ph: (219)805-6923

Fax: (219)865-8021


Email: aradhana@maxptcare.com  or call us for immediate appointment with one of our highly qualified therapists. We will be happy to give a complementary 10 -15 minute appointment to discuss how our therapists could help you.




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