Dry needling as a method of tendinopathy treatment Łukasz Nagraba , Julia Tuchalska , Tomasz Mitek , Artur Stolarczyk , Jarosław Deszczyński Ortop Traumatol Rehabil 2013; 15(2):109-116 ICID: 1045947
Article type: Review article
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Tendinopathy is a broad concept that describes any painful condition that occurs in or around a tendon.The ideal treatment for tendinopathy is still nebulous. Dry needling is a treatment method in which a special needle is placed into the focus of tendinosis. The aim of this procedure is to form fenestrations which may initiateadvantageous bleeding and thus bring about the influx of growth factors (activating healing and regeneration). Relevant clinical studies have often combineddry needling with autologous blood injection therapy. Results from these studies are encouraging. This review of English-language literature aims to present this noteworthy method of tendino- and enthesopathytreatmentm by describing the results of several trials, hypotheses explaining the underlying mechanism and the application of dry needling in other fields of medicine.
DOI 10.5604/15093492.1045947 PMID 23652530 - click here to show this article in PubMed