Is Cold Laser Therapy an Effective Knee Pain Treatment?
If you suffer from chronic knee pain, you probably understand how difficult it is to treat.
Chances are, you’ve seen your fair share of doctors who told you surgery – if not a knee replacement – was your only option.
Before putting yourself through the pain and costs of invasive knee surgery, you want to exhaust all of your other options, right?
Cold laser therapy (CLT) provides a drug-free, all-natural, and non-invasive knee pain treatment. Here’s how it works.
How Does Cold Laser Therapy Work?
You might remember learning in elementary school about how plants use the sun to grow and generate energy through a process called photosynthesis. The concept behind CLT is similar.
These aren’t the same as hot medical lasers used for cutting and cauterizing during surgery. As the name implies, these lasers are cold and of an entirely different class.
In general, LLT can:
- Reduce inflammation
- Discourage painful scar tissue formation
- Speed up the nerve healing process
- Increase cellular energy
- Improve wound healing
These cold lasers penetrate deep beneath the skin’s surface to stimulate cellular regeneration and healing in damaged cartilage and soft tissue.
Is It an Effective Knee Pain Treatment?
Studies show that cold laser therapy, also commonly called low-level laser therapy (LLLT), is effective for reducing musculoskeletal pain.
However, CLT also comes with one other major bonus: it’s extremely safe and non-invasive. Laser therapy as a musculoskeletal or knee pain treatment is not painful in any way. Plus, patients frequently notice the results after minimal treatment sessions.
This stands in stark contrast to painful knee replacement surgery which often involves weeks or months of rehabilitation.
You and your Orlando, FL chiropractor will look at your medical history and decide how many treatment sessions can help relieve you of your knee pain. In general, CLT works best when used as part of a comprehensive rehabilitation program with physical therapy, exercise, massage, and other lifestyle changes.
Your chiropractor will help you figure out a personalized treatment plan best suited to ensuring your long-term wellness. Doctor David Shaw at Pro Health Care Center has over 25 years of experience providing drug-free pain relief to the Orlando community so he can help you develop a customized program.
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