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27 April 2021

Tufan Özdem

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Specialist

Dry Needling

Dry Needling

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Dry needling is a method used in the treatment of acute or chronic muscle pain. It is the process of loosening the tension of the structures that have hardened on the muscle (popularly known as grip or muscle spasm) with a pure needle of different sizes. It is a type of treatment performed to increase the quality of daily life and reduce pain as a result of effective changes in posture, working, and exercise planning.


  • To Which diseases the treatment is applied?
  • + Back, neck and lower back pain
  • + Shoulder movement limitation and shoulder pain
  • + Myofascial pain syndrome, fibromyalgia syndrome
  • + The elbow of tennis and golfer players
  • + Painful muscle spasms
  • + Sports injuries
  • + Post-traumatic spine pain
  • + Hand, elbow, shoulder, heel and hip tendinitis


  • How is it applied?
  • While performing the dry needling method, a needle is inserted into the hardened structures (grips) and waited for a few seconds. In this process, the spasm is resolved and the trigger points are expected to relax. Needles of different length and thickness are used for treatment. At Egepol Healthcare Group, dry needling treatment, which is performed in at least five sessions, is performed under exercise program depending to the specificity of the patient.
  • Are there any side effects?
  • Dry needling treatment, which does not have any side effects, does not cause an allergic reaction or drug interaction since it does not contain any drugs.


  • What should be considered after the procedure?
  • After the procedure, an exercise program that includes stretching and range of motion exercises should be applied to increase the effectiveness of the treatment.  Bath can be taken a few hours after the procedure.


  • What are the consequences of spasms if left untreated?
  • If the muscle spasms are not treated; It causes posture disorders and pain. Spasms in the waist-back-neck area can cause arthritis and hernia (hernia), and indirectly, a spine with impaired health.



Spec. Dr. Tufan ÖZDEM

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation