Knee pain is a problem that affects millions of people daily. Whether you’re experiencing this chronic pain because of an acute injury in the knee joint or because of an infection or gout, knee pain can impact your overall quality of life greatly.
According to studies, knee pain is the second most common reason for chronic pain in the US, and around 23% of individuals over 60 years of age suffer from it.
Causes of Knee Pain
Knee pain can be caused by various injuries or medical conditions. Depending on how serious the case is, knee pain can prevent mobility, reduce strength and affect muscle control. Here are some of the most common causes of knee pain:
- Sprains and ligament strains
- Anterior knee pain
- Wear and tear due to overuse
- Fractures around the knee
Treatments for Knee Pain
- Exercise to relieve pain and strengthen the knee
- Injections for knee pain
- Medication for treating arthritis
- Cold laser therapy
- Knee surgery—the last resort
What is Cold Laser Therapy?
Cold laser therapy has recently gained massive popularity because of its therapeutic power to relieve joint pain and inflammation. Studies have shown that low-level laser therapy helps in healing wounds effectively, by repairing tissue damage caused by arthritis, injury or other reasons.
Cold laser therapy uses low-intensity laser to simulate healing of inflamed or damaged tissues. The low level of infra-red light emitted by the laser heats the affected tissue, repairing it in the process.
However, the heat produced is very low, compared to other laser therapies used for coagulating tissues or destroying tumors.
Why Cold Laser Therapy?
Cold laser therapy is a non-invasive and painless procedure that doesn’t involve the use of potent drugs. There is no preparation required and the procedure can start immediately. In addition, cold laser therapy also has no serious side-effects.
During the treatment, you might feel a tingling sensation. The procedure has no sound, and you’ll feel no vibration or heat from the laser. Each treatment lasts for 10–15 minutes.
Plus, you can easily have cold laser therapy for knee pain, even when you are using other treatments.
In addition to effectively reducing pain, swelling and inflammation of tissues, cold laser therapy can also be used alongside other pain-relieving treatments.
If you’re looking for chiropractic treatment with cold laser therapy in Shelbyville, Louisville and surrounding areas, get in touch with Shelby County Chiropractic. Dr. James Stapleton DC and Dr. William Yadon DC use cold laser therapy and other physical therapy treatments to provide fast, affordable and effective pain-relieving chiropractic services.
Give them a call at 502-633-1073 and book your appointment.