Functional Dry Needling

What is Functional Dry Needling?

Functional Dry Needling is a treatment technique used by our dry needling therapists as an approach to treat neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction[myofascial(muscle) pain]. It requires the insertion of sterile neuro filament needle through the skin then to areas such as muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. This treatment technique is effective at treating complex and deeper muscle layers where hands and fingers cannot reach. The result of this treatment technique is to ultimately relieve the pain and movement dysfunction in problem areas and restore/enhance the body’s ability to heal.

Will Dry Needling Hurt?

For most of our patients, the insertion of the needle will not be felt. We always try our best to make the treatment painless, however, a “twitch response” could occur and provoke a short pain sensation such as muscle ache or cramp. This is a normal response and applying ice or heat while also drinking plenty of fluids will help mitigate the soreness.

Benefits of Functional Dry Needling

Our patients have had most of their pain related problems from head to toe and from acute to chronic conditions eliminated when Dry Needling was performed on them.

Dry needling can treat these conditions but not limited to:

  • Acute/Chronic Injuries
  • Hip/Knee Pain
  • Muscle Strains/Ligament Sprains
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Tendinitis, Tendonitis
  • Tennis/Golfer’s Elbow
  • Patellar Femoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS)
  • Overuse Injuries
  • Headaches
  • Neck/Back Pain
  • Muscle Spasms
  • “Sciatica”
  • Weak Muscles and other conditions resulting to move impairment
  • Muscle/Joint Stiffness
  • Tight and spastic muscle


Our contact forms are open to any questions you may have for your physical therapy needs or other treatment options for your condition.

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page to see what questions most of our patients ask.

Paloma Wellness and Rehabilitation West

612 N Resler Dr. Suite A, El Paso, TX, 79912

Ph: (915)584-5683

Fax: (915)584-5657

Email: [email protected]

Paloma Wellness and Rehabilitation East

1188 N. Yarbrough Dr. Suite S, El Paso, TX, 79925

Ph: (915)600-5020

Fax: (915)584-5657

Email: [email protected]

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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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