Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) or dry needling can be an effective treatment option for pain of neuropathic origin. IMS involves the insertion of fine acupuncture type needles into muscles that have shortened or contracted. IMS is able to treat this neuropathic pain by mechanical stimulation of the affected muscles causing desensitization of the affected nerves and release of the shortened and contracted muscles, thereby helping to restore motion and function. This technique is effective for deep muscles that are difficult to treat with other forms of therapy. IMS treatment is best suited to treat soft tissue injuries that are chronic and have a neuropathic component.