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CNS-ICNA 2020

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Does dry needling reduce OA knee pain?

Takeaway

  • Dry needling added to an exercise program does not reduce knee pain, function or mobility.

Why this matters

  • Pain due to osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee is associated with a significant socio-economic burden. Dry needling (DN) has been reported to decrease pain and improve function.

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