Recent research indicates that you may find relief and avoid knee replacement surgery successfully with this treatment...
What Is It?
Arthritis is defined as inflammation of one or more of your joints. Pain, swelling, and stiffness are the primary symptoms of arthritis. Although any joint in the body may be affected by the disease, it is particularly common in the knee.
Knee arthritis can make it hard to do many everyday activities, such as walking or climbing stairs. It is a major cause of lost work time and a serious disability for many people.
Generally, the pain develops gradually over time and symptoms often include...
+ Stiffness and swelling, making it difficult to bend and straighten the knee.
+ Pain and swelling may be worse in the morning, or after sitting or resting.
+ Some activities may cause pain to flare up.
+ It may creak, click, snap or make a grinding noise.
+ Pain may cause a feeling of weakness or buckling in the knee.
+ Many people with arthritis note increased joint pain with rainy weather.
What Causes It?
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis in the knee and is basically a "wear-and-tear" type of arthritis that occurs most often in people 50 years of age and older.
How Can Laser Therapy Help?
For those of you looking for an alternative to knee replacement surgery and endless shots, I have some good news for you. Recent research has shown that those who incorporate laser therapy as a treatment can postpone knee replacement surgery and have lasting knee pain relief. Other studies show that Laser Therapy added to stretching or exercises has a much better outcome in terms of decreasing pain and improved mobility.
Over the past 10+ years of using Laser Therapy in my office, I have treated hundreds of people with arthritic knees. Although each case is a little different, the typical treatment program includes Laser Therapy, Joint mobilization and specific stretches or exercises for each person. I have seen people go from being unable to go up or down stairs without excruciating pain to walking stairs without any pain what so ever.
How Does Laser Therapy Work?
Laser Therapy has been shown to have three main benefits when used properly with the right amount of time and the right wavelength of laser is used. These benefit are that it improves wound tissue regeneration, reduces inflammation and has an analgesic effect (pain reduction).
Typically a series of Laser Therapy treatments will be prescribed with some additional at home adjuncts. Laser Therapy treatments are painless and each treatment typically takes about 10 minutes.
How Can I Find Our If It Will Help Me?
If you'd like to find out if this treatment is right for you, take advantage of this limited time opportunity for a complimentary evaluation in my office. This will include a detailed problem focused history about your knee pain, a specific biomechanical assessment of your knee(s), and an action plan designed to get quick and lasting relief. This free opportunity ends on January 31st.
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Lasers Med Sci. 2015 Dec;30(9):2335-9 - Does addition of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) in conservative care of knee arthritis successfully postpone the need for joint replacement?
Lasers Surg Med. 2018 Oct;50(8):819-828 - Incorporation of photobiomodulation therapy into a therapeutic exercise program for knee osteoarthritis: A placebo-controlled, randomized, clinical trial.