Dry Needling Treatment Market Size & Share, by Therapy Type (Trigger Point, Manual Trigger Point Therapy, Intramuscular, Intramuscular Manual Therapy, Intramuscular Stimulation); Application (Low Back Pain, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Migraine & Headaches, Labor Pain, Smoking Cessation, Depression, Musculoskeletal Pain, Osteoarthritis); End-user (Hospital, Specialty Clinics, Homecare Settings) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2024-2036

  • Report ID: 5247
  • Published Date: Sep 19, 2023
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2024 - 2036

Dry Needling Treatment Market size is predicted to cross USD 96 billion by the end of 2036, growing at a CAGR of 4% during the forecast period i.e., 2024 – 2036. In the year 2023, the industry size of dry needling treatment was USD 3 billion. The growth of this market can be primarily driven by the increasing prevalence of chronic pain conditions. Dry needling treatment is highly used in the treatment of chronic pain as it a safe and effective method becoming increasingly popular as a non-pharmacological substitute to medications. As per a data of 2023, the prevalence of new chronic pain cases were accounted to be around 53 cases per 1000 people per year.

In addition to this, rising demand for minimally invasive and non-pharmacological treatments is also accelerating the expansion of the dry needling treatment market in the estimated period. Patients on a large scale are looking for treatments that are invasive and pose fewer side effects than medications. Dry needling is a minimally invasive procedure that does not require surgery or anesthesia and it is often associated with several side effects.

Dry Needling Treatment Market Overview
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Dry Needling Treatment Market: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Growing Geriatric Population – Increasing number of aging population is expected to boost the market growth of dry needling treatment in the forecast period. The aging population is expected to experience muscles pain and other sort of injuries that might demand for adoption of physiotherapy. One in six individuals on the planet will be 60 or older by 2030. By this point, there will be 1.4 billion people over the age of 60, up from 1 billion in 2020. The number of individuals in the world who are 60 or older will double (to 2.1 billion) by 2050.
  • Growing Awareness of the Benefits of Dry Needling – Dry needling is a minimally invasive procedure that can be used to treat a variety of conditions, including muscle tension, chronic pain, and headaches. As more people get the education about the advantages of dry needling the demand for this treatment rises rapidly driving the market growth in the projected period.
  • Increasing Number of People Joining Sports – In the era of health consciousness more and more people are inkling towards sports and physical activities which is another significant factor behind the growth of this market. This is leading to increasing sports injuries and raising the demand for physiotherapy. This treatment demands dry needling in order to stimulate the muscles and enable healing.


  • Lack of Standardization in Training and Practice – There is no single standard training program for dry needling practitioners, and there is some variation in how it is practiced. This might lead to inconsistencies in the quality of care and the results of treatment.
  • Availability of Alternative Treatments
  • Limited Research on Safety and Efficacy of Dry Needling Treatment

Dry Needling Treatment Market: Key Insights

Base Year


Forecast Year

2024 - 2036



Base Year Market Size

~USD 3 billion

Forecast Year Market Size

~USD 96 billion

Regional Scope

  • North America (U.S., and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
  • Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, NORDIC, Rest of Europe)
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC North Africa, South Africa, Rest of the Middle East and Africa)
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Dry Needling Treatment Segmentation

Therapy Type (Trigger Point Dry Needling, Manual Trigger Point Therapy, Intramuscular Dry Needling, Intramuscular Manual Therapy, Intramuscular Stimulation)

The trigger point dry needling treatment market is set to hold the largest revenue share of 35% during the time period between 2024 – 2036. This is owing to the fact that trigger points are a common cause of pain and trigger point dry needling is a safe and effective treatment for these conditions that are also included in chronic disease management. Furthermore, the segment growth is anticipated by the growing research on dry needling. There is an increasing body of research on the effectiveness of dry needling. This research is helping to validate the use of dry needling and is leading to new applications for this therapy.

Application (Low Back Pain, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Migraine & Headaches, Labor Pain, Smoking Cessation, Depression, Musculoskeletal Pain, Osteoarthritis)

Dry needling treatment market from the musculoskeletal pain segment is estimated to grow significantly during the predicted period. This is due to its high prevalence of people suffering from injuries, and stress, there has been growing musculoskeletal pain among them. Dry needling treatment is a safe and efficient dry needling treatment used to cure musculoskeletal pain. The majority of individuals have gone through one or more transient episodes of musculoskeletal discomfort brought on by trauma or overuse. Between 13.5% and 47% of the overall population are impacted by this.

Our in-depth analysis of the global dry needling treatment market includes the following segments:




          Therapy Type

  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Manual Trigger Point Therapy
  • Intramuscular Dry Needling
  • Intramuscular Manual Therapy
  • Intramuscular Stimulation






  • Low Back Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Migraine & Headaches
  •  Labor Pain
  • Smoking Cessation
  •  Depression
  •  Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Osteoarthritis


          End User

  • Hospital
  • Specialty Clinics
  • Homecare Settings

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Dry Needling Treatment Landscape: Regional Synopsis

North America Market Forecasts

The dry needling treatment market in North America is set to hold the largest revenue share of 33% during the expected timeframe. The growth of this market in the region can be attributed to various factors such as developing healthcare infrastructure, supportive reimbursement policies put forward by the government, and growing healthcare expenditure. The government in North America region is increasingly investing and spending on the advancement of healthcare facilities in the region that also comprises the integration of dry needling treatment. In 2021, US national health expenditure amounted to 18.3 % of GDP, the second highest in the last ten years and up from 17.1 % by that time.

Asia Pacific Market Statistics

The dry needling treatment market in Asia Pacific region is expected to register significant growth during the projected period. Dry needling treatment in the Asia Pacific region is being highly reimbursed by the insurance companies in the Asia Pacific region. This is making it more affordable for patients to receive this treatment leading to increasing growth in the dry needling treatment market in the region.

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Companies Dominating the Dry Needling Treatment Market

    • Tanana Valley Clinic
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      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
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      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Oregon Medical Group
    • Hwato
    • Tallahassee Primary Care Associates
    • Therapeutic Rehab Specialists
    • Great Lakes Physical Therapy
    • Langley Fraser Physiotherapy
    • Grand Island Physical Therapy
    • Agupunt


In The News

  • Agupant declared to launch a new line of dry needling needles. They are made up of high-quality stainless steel and are designed to be sterile and single-use.
  • Hwato has developed a new dry needling technique named micro-needling. The technique uses very fine needles to stimulate the skin that is said to be less painful and more effective than traditional dry needling.

Author Credits:  Radhika Gupta, Shivam Bhutani

  • Report ID: 5247
  • Published Date: Sep 19, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The growing prevalence of chronic pain, increasing geriatric population are some of the major factors anticipated to drive the growth of the dry needling treatment market.

The market is anticipated to attain a CAGR of ~4% over the forecast period, i.e., 2024 – 2036.

The major players in the market are Oregon Medical Group, Hwato, Tallahassee Primary Care Associates, Therapeutic Rehab Specialists, Great Lakes Physical Therapy, ATLANTA SPORT AND SPINE PHYSICAL THERAPY, Langley Fraser Physiotherapy, Grand Island Physical Therapy, and others.

The musculoskeletal pain segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2036 and display significant growth opportunities.

The market in North America is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2036 and provide more business opportunities in the future.
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