Knee Pain Treatment

Knee Pain Treatment

Knee pain can arise from conditions such as bursitis, osteoarthritis, acute injury and degeneration. Surgical intervention is one option for patients (and sometimes unavoidable) however low level laser therapy (or cold laser) is a knee pain treatment that can possibly prolong the need for surgery. In some cases we have seen patients delay surgical options by years. The benefits of cold laser include a strong anti-inflammatory effect together with its ability to promote tissue regeneration. In addition, it is non-invasive, has no side-effects and patients can start to see changes within a few treatments.

 

Typical knee pain treatments include anti-inflammatory medication, rest and supports. Low level laser therapy is becoming an increasingly popular treatment for knee pain because it is non-invasive, non-drug and promotes healing.Low level laser therapy has been shown in studies (Hegedus et al 2009) to help reduce pain intensity and improve movement in moderate knee osteoarthritis.