Dry Needling is a general term for a therapeutic treatment procedure that involves placing a filament needle into a muscle which is producing pain and typically contains a Trigger Point, a nodule in a taut band of muscle. The needle that is used is very thin. No solution is injected. The goal is to deactivate the trigger point, reduce pain and restore normal length and function to the involved muscle. Dry needling is an effective treatment for acute and chronic pain, sports-related injuries and injury rehabilitation and prevention, with very few side effects.