Cold Laser Therapy for the Knee Pain Treatment of Osteoarthritis
Millions of people suffer from sore knees due to osteoarthritis. In fact, more than $27 billion dollars in knee arthroplasties were performed in 2013 just to give patients relief from this sometimes debilitating pain.
While joint replacements are a last-ditch effort to help control arthritis-type knee pain, many people continue to suffer, using high dosages of acetaminophen, ibuprofen, or other pain relievers to limit inflammation.
Fortunately, there’s a new therapy that is very successful in treating osteoarthritic knee pain.
Laser Therapy for Knee Pain Treatment
Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) has been around for quite a few years. Studies in the early 2000’s confirmed their efficacy for helping knee pain sufferers regain mobility and become pain-free.
This simple, non-invasive type of knee pain treatment has been confirmed to have significant anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and circulation-boosting effects on the knee joint.
By boosting circulation, the laser is able to direct nutrients, water, and oxygen to the damaged tissue and help it heal more effectively.
By reducing inflammation in the area, the low-level laser is able to induce an analgesic response, effectively diminishing feelings of pain and stiffness.
What Does Low-Level Laser Therapy Feel Like for Knee Pain Treatment?
Because this type of laser produces no heat or vibration, you won’t feel anything as it is applied to the affected area.
You may feel a slight warmth or tingling afterwards, as your body reacts to the 780 – 950 nm light wavelengths as they pass through your skin.
Best of all, one treatment only takes a few minutes, so you needn’t give up a lot of time to get relief. Normally, it takes a series of treatments over time to enhance results.
My Knees Hurt! Who Can Help Me?
If you need osteoarthritis treatment, you’ll want to go to a medical professional who’s skilled in using the latest technologies like the Erchonia Laser.
Dr. Steven Sommer of Duluth Chiropractic & Wellness Center is passionate about providing patients with cutting-edge non-invasive options for treatment that produce results.
With years of practice behind him, Dr. Sommer has developed a reputation as a doctor who really cares. In fact, his offices have been voted the “Best in Gwinnett” for their high standards of care and patient satisfaction.
You don’t have to live with aching knees! Contact us through our website or call (770) 623-9291 to start moving toward pain-free knees right away.