Those who have knee pain, whether acute or recurring, may find relief in cold laser therapy. This type of laser therapy is a non-invasive procedure that uses a class IV laser to stimulate the affected area and alleviate pain. Research has shown that it can be efficacious in alleviating knee pain whether it’s caused by injury or chronic conditions. Researchers think the lasers aid in healing because they may:
- Improve circulation
- Stimulate natural painkillers called endorphins
- Improve cell regeneration
- Encourage new tissue growth
Those who have knee injuries, as well as those who have a knee injury caused by trauma, may be able to benefit from laser therapy. Bone on bone knee pain can be eliminated with a combination of LLLT and physical therapy. The LLLT reduces the irritation and subsequent inflammation of arthritis while the physical therapy strengthens the surrounding muscles and ligaments so that pressure on the joint is reduced.
An injured knee joint can heal faster when LLLT is applied because the body’s healing mechanisms are stimulated and circulation increases. Other types of pain that can be helped with LLLT include:
- Tennis elbow
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
The time it takes to heal and how long the benefits lasts will vary by the individual. Currently, there is no cure for arthritis or similar bone diseases. However, LLLT can provide relief from the symptoms and improve quality of life for those who have a degenerative bone disease in their knees. For some, the use of LLLT can enable them to begin to exercise and lose weight, which can often alleviate much of the knee pain of arthritis and other conditions.
If you have knee pain and would like to try laser therapy in Winnipeg, feel free to contact us at 204-586-8424.