Dry Needling can be very useful as an adjunct to treat joint or muscle pain and muscle spasm and is becoming increasingly popular throughout the medical profession. As a treatment, dry needling can have significant, and sustained effect on pain and effects can occur immediately after treatment or may develop over following hours or days. Dry Needling needles are very fine, and often cause very little or no discomfort at all when inserted. We use disposable, sterile needles which are inserted into specific points around the problem area, or on occasion some distance away from the body area being treated. Needles may be left in place for up to 30-minutes, though generally, we will use dry needling alongside other treatments, and so leave them in place 10-20 minutes.