International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Open Access

ISSN: 2329-9096


Dry Needling is an Effective Short-Term Therapeutic Choice for Patients with Shoulder and Nocturnal Pain

Sara Pérez-Palomares

The clinical cluster of pain, limited range of motion and dysfunction usually associated to shoulder problems is frequently accompanied by nocturnal pain in patients with rotator cuff disease, adhesive capsulitis, and calcific tendinitis and may aggravate the shoulder disorder. Night pain and poor quality of sleep influence the variable perceived shoulder pain and shoulder function, affecting the wellbeing of patients and influencing the bio psychosocial aspect. A relationship exists between the severity of sleep disturbance in proportion to the intensity of the shoulder pain and shoulder dysfunction.