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Author: Richard Symister

Dry Needling My Tight Arms After Hard Rowing & Climbing

Still recovering from my left grip strength loss after a recent nerve impingement injury, my left arm really took the brunt after a sick CrossFit day rowing and rope climbing.

Time for a little relief, as well as practice, with dry needling!

Today, I’ll be targeting the biceps, bicep brachialis, Brachioradialis, and pronator teres. I would get the coracoid process, the common attachment of the Coracobrachialis, the short head of the biceps, and pack minor, but I’m sitting up, and this is a bit difficult to do with this position.

Step 1: Functional screen. Grip strength test: right 58 kg. vs left: 45kg.

Step 2: Clean and disinfect. (I’m being a bad clinician, and not wearing gloves. I may just sue myself for negligence!)

Step 3: I want to avoid any “danger zones” like the radial nerve, ulnar nerve, and musculocutaneous nerve, so I review my bony and muscular landmarks.

Step 4: Apply needles to treatment zones, sit back and let the needles do their work for about 15 minutes.

Step 7: Safely remove and dispose of the needles.

Step 8: Retest my strength: 50 kg!

Heal. Move. Needle. Evolve.

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