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Trigger Point Dry Needling (TDN)

Aspen Orthopedics Trigger Point Dry Needling
TDN is a technique that uses a very fine needle to deactivate or shut down painful or knotted areas in your muscles. By inserting the needle into these tight areas, it elicits a twitch response or a brief contraction followed by an immediate relaxation. Because the needle can treat very deep parts of the muscle, the technique can achieve amazing pain relief. We’re able to treat nearly any muscle in the body at greater depths. Every patient is evaluated to make sure that TDN is appropriate for their treatment plan.

– Pain relief from head to toe
– Heal overuse injuries
– Get rid of knots in muscles
– Help muscles heal after injury
– Release tight muscles
– Speed healing time

Does It Hurt?
Because the needles are very fine and solid, they don’t hurt as they pass through the skin. The needle is left in the skin for a very short period of time, just long enough to relax the muscle. The procedure is repeated in different areas until the muscle returns to its normal, relaxed state.

The first session will focus on a few muscles that are key to your problem. These key areas can give you excellent relief. After the first session, you’ll be sore in the way that you would feel after too much activity. The muscle will feel fatigued and the soreness can last from a few hours to 1-2 days but should not interfere with your everyday activities. We encourage you to be active during this time to keep the soreness to a minimum. After a day or so, you’ll experience a new feeling of less pain and tightness. Subsequent treatments will target more specific areas to fine-tune the effect. You should expect to feel a difference after only 1-2 sessions.  

Brookfield Office
2205 N. Calhoun Road, #17, Brookfield, WI 53005
(located in the Ruby Isle Shopping Center between Pick ‘n Save and Walgreen’s)
New Berlin Office
12555 W. National Avenue, Suite 100, New Berlin, WI 53151

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Additional Services:
Physical Therapy
Work Conditioning