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Dry needling treatment, also called myofascial trigger point needling, is the use of either hollow-core hypodermic needles or solid filiform needles to alleviate the myofascial pain syndrome. Dry needling is also referred to as intramuscular stimulation and it is a broad category of needling practices with the help of solid filiform needles. It is called dry needle therapy as it doesn't use any injection or medication but simple “dry needle” that is inserted into specific points in the muscle which are termed as trigger points. Dry needling is not acupuncture but it uses the acupuncture needles. A trigger point can be described as a taut band of skeletal muscle which is located within a large group of muscle. The trigger points are normally tender to touch and touching it may lead to pain in other body parts as well. While performing this therapy, the physical therapist would use a thin filiform needle which moves deep within the skin and the aids in stimulating the myofascial trigger points along with the muscular and connective tissue. The needle lets the physical therapist target those tissues which are unable to be touched manually. Your doctor would wear gloves and other protective equipment while performing the dry needle therapy and the acupuncture needles are disposed of after being used once. The therapists are well educated on various aspects of dry needling therapy and they help in releasing the inactive trigger points. Thus, the treatment results in relief of pain.