Is Cold Laser Therapy in Duluth an Effective Knee Pain Treatment?
Knee pain does not discriminate. It affects people of all ages.
The pain can be caused by a sudden injury, overuse, or diseases like gout, arthritis, and infections.
If you notice pain, swelling, weakness, or popping or crunching sounds when you move your knee, you’d likely benefit from a knee pain treatment like cold laser therapy.
What Is Cold Laser Therapy?
It is also referred to as low-level laser therapy (LLLT). A cold laser is different than the laser used for surgical procedures, or a hot laser. Instead, cold lasers are weaker (lower intensity) than hot lasers and can’t damage, cut, or burn the skin.
When your Duluth chiropractor uses a cold laser, your skin absorbs the light waves. The result is a physiological response in which the damaged cells regenerate.
Is a Cold Laser an Effective Knee Pain Treatment?
So far, tests are not conclusive as to why cold laser therapy is an effective knee pain treatment. Researchers aren’t sure if it’s regeneration alone or if the laser promotes healing in other ways, such as:
- Improving circulation
- Supporting healthy cells
- Releasing pain-fighting endorphins
- Reducing inflammation
- Promoting the growth of new tissue
Studies are promising, though, concerning effectiveness. In 2018, researchers studied a woman with osteoarthritis who underwent regular cold laser therapy treatments, along with acupuncture and herbal supplements. They found that she had a near-complete resolution of her pain symptoms and attributed most of it to the LLLT.
Of course, a multimodal approach is also helpful, which is why your Duluth chiropractor will recommend other therapies on your knee pain treatment plan. These can include:
Your Duluth Chiropractor Can Help You Feel and Function Better
The goal of Dr. Joseph Hans is to help his patients get out of pain. As a chiropractor, personal trainer, and bodybuilder, he also wants to ensure that his patient’s bodies function optimally.
If you’re dealing with chronic pain, a sports injury, or spinal misalignment, there’s no way your body is going to function normally. Talk to Dr. Hans about his recommendations for knee pain treatment, strengthening exercises, and improving overall health and wellness. You’ll be so glad you did!
Are you sick of dealing with debilitating knee pain? Contact our team at 770-738-4290 to schedule a consultation.