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Effects of dry needling and stretching exercise versus stretching exercise only on pain intensity, function, and sonographic characteristics of plantar fascia in the subjects with plantar fasciitis: a parallel single-blinded randomized controlled trial

Physiother Theory Pract. 2022 Jan 31:1-14. doi: 10.1080/09593985.2021.2023930. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT OBJECTIVES: Plantar fasciitis is a common problem in the foot region which has negative considerable impact on foot function. METHODS: In this parallel blinded randomized controlled trial, a total of thirty-seven subjects with plantar fasciitis (forty feet) were enrolled randomly to either […]

Electrical Dry Needling Plus Corticosteroid Injection for Osteoarthritis of the Knee: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2022 Jan 25:S0003-9993(22)00158-7. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2021.12.026. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of electrical dry needling (DN) plus corticosteroid injection (CSI) on pain, physical function, and global change in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee (KOA). DESIGN: A prospective, single-blinded, randomized clinical trial. SETTING: Pain treatment clinic. PARTICIPANTS: […]

Effects of previous experience with dry needling therapy on blinding effectiveness and pain outcomes in people with neck pain: A preliminary sham-controlled study

Musculoskelet Sci Pract. 2022 Jan 21;58:102515. doi: 10.1016/j.msksp.2022.102515. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Participants’ previous experience with an intervention may be an important variable when conducting sham-controlled trials. OBJECTIVE: This study explored if previous experience with dry needling (DN) influenced blinding effectiveness and pain outcomes, after the application of DN in patients with neck […]

Autologous Blood Injection With Dry-Needling vs Dry-Needling Alone Treatment for Chronic Plantar Fasciitis: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Foot Ankle Int. 2022 Jan 24:10711007211061365. doi: 10.1177/10711007211061365. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Autologous blood injection (ABI) for patients with chronic plantar fasciitis has been promoted as an approach to improve outcomes over standard dry-needling approaches. The purpose of this trial was to investigate if there are improved outcomes following an ultrasonography-guided ABI compared […]

Cost-Effectiveness of Upper Extremity Dry Needling in Chronic Stroke

Healthcare (Basel). 2022 Jan 14;10(1):160. doi: 10.3390/healthcare10010160. ABSTRACT INTRODUCTION: Dry needling is a non-pharmacological approach that has proven to be effective in different neurological conditions. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of a single dry needling session in patients with chronic stroke. METHODS: A cost-effectiveness analysis was performed based on […]

Trigger point injections and dry needling can be effective in treating long COVID syndrome-related myalgia: a case report

J Med Case Rep. 2022 Jan 17;16(1):31. doi: 10.1186/s13256-021-03239-w. ABSTRACT INTRODUCTION: Myofascial pain is a complex health condition that affects the majority of the general population. Myalgia has been recognized as a symptom of long COVID syndrome. The treatment for long COVID syndrome-related myalgia lacks research. Dry needling is a technique that involves the insertion […]

Dry Needling and Antithrombotic Drugs

Pain Res Manag. 2022 Jan 7;2022:1363477. doi: 10.1155/2022/1363477. eCollection 2022. ABSTRACT Many clinicians increasingly use dry needling in clinical practice. However, whether patients’ intake of antithrombotic drugs should be considered as a contraindication for dry needling has not been investigated to date. As far as we know, there are no publications in analyzing the intake […]

Functional intermuscular reduction in spasticity for people with multiple sclerosis

Mult Scler J Exp Transl Clin. 2022 Jan 5;8(1):20552173211061547. doi: 10.1177/20552173211061547. eCollection 2022 Jan-Mar. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Eighty-five percent of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) incur gait impairments debilitating enough to significantly impact their function. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine if a novel combination of intermuscular electrical stimulation, followed by functional electrical […]

Acupuncture (superficial dry-needling) as a treatment for chronic postherpetic neuralgia – a randomized clinical trial

Br J Pain. 2022 Feb;16(1):96-108. doi: 10.1177/20494637211023075. Epub 2021 Jun 13. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Postherpetic neuralgia is a painful condition where finding sufficient treatment poses a great challenge. Acupuncture is often used as an alternative treatment for these pains, yet no randomized trials, using a sham-placebo have been performed to confirm its effect. Our objective was […]

Short-term effects of dry needling of thenar muscles in manual laborers with carpal tunnel syndrome: a pilot, randomized controlled study

Physiother Theory Pract. 2022 Feb 3:1-11. doi: 10.1080/09593985.2022.2033897. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT STUDY DESIGN: Pilot, randomized, single-blinded controlled clinical trial. BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Trigger point (s) (TrPs) in thenar muscles could be a cause of narrowing of carpal tunnel in manual laborers with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). Effects of dry needling (DN) on the […]

The Analgesic Effect of Ultrasound-guided Bilateral Pecto-intercostal Fascial Plane Block on Sternal Wound Pain after Open Heart Surgeries: A Randomized Controlled Study

Clin J Pain. 2022 Feb 8. doi: 10.1097/AJP.0000000000001022. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT OBJECTIVES: We aimed to evaluate the analgesic efficacy of ultrasound-guided bilateral pecto-intercostal fascial plane block after open-heart surgeries. METHODS: Seventy patients aged above 18 years and scheduled for on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting or valve replacement or both through median sternotomy were […]

A Multisegmental Approach to Dry Needling Plantar Fasciitis: A Case Study

J Sport Rehabil. 2022 Feb 4:1-5. doi: 10.1123/jsr.2021-0385. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT CONTEXT: Plantar heel pain is a common problem affecting foot function, causing pain in the foot under the heel. Plantar fasciitis is commonly treated with conservative treatment, such as joint and soft tissue mobilization, self-stretching home programs, foot orthoses, and night splinting […]


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