How Can Dry Needling Help Plantar Fasciitis?

May 22, 2024

Dry needling on foot

How Can Dry Needling Help Plantar Fasciitis?


Dry needling hones in on trigger points which are taut bands of muscles within a large muscle group. These points can be sensitive to the touch and might lead to pain throughout parts of the body.


Physical therapists use dry needling to stimulate those trigger points, muscles and connective tissues. By doing so, they can reach areas that they can’t manually palpate.


Dry needling can be a fantastic way to address plantar fasciitis. In fact, the Fischer Institute reports that one study found that up to 75% of participants felt a significant reduction in their pain levels after going through dry needling sessions just three times. That being said, the total number of dry needling sessions needed may vary.