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2020 Feb

Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med



Dry Needling as a Treatment Modality for Tendinopathy: a Narrative Review.


Stoychev V, Finestone AS, Kalichman L
Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2020 Feb; 13(1):133-140.
PMID: 31942676.


Tendinopathy describes a combination of pain, swelling, and impaired performance of the tendon and around structures. There are various treatment options for tendinopathy with unclear efficacy. Dry needling involves inserting needles into the affected tendon, and it is thought to disrupt the chronic degenerative process and encourage localized bleeding and fibroblastic proliferation. The purpose of this review is to review the use of dry needling as a treatment modality for tendinopathy.