Physiotherapy can help to restore some mobility of knee osteoarthritis if the exercises are done properly and consistently. NSAIDs are essentially masking the pain and preventing it from affecting everyday life. Similarly, surgery can be unsuccessful or cause different types of pain, typically from internal scar tissue.
As an alternative to the above treatments, Cold Laser Therapy heals the source of the pain, is a long term solution, and does not come with a risk of negative side effects. In fact, in addition to helping osteoarthritis, Cold Laser Therapy can also help to break up any internal scar tissue that may be causing issues.
BioFlex Cold Laser Therapy knee osteoarthritis treatment proves to be a very effective in relieving pain in the knee joint. It breaks the cycle of degenerating cartilage and helps to reverse the process.Activates Cartilage Production:
Promotes the natural cartilage growth process by increasing the production of cellular energy (ATP).
Accelerates Bone Repair:
Stimulates the bone cells to replicate and produce new healthy bone tissue.
Speeds up the body's natural inflammation phase and induces the repair phase of healing.
Stimulates Blood Flow:
Increases the delivery of oxygen and nutrients required for healing of the affected cells.
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The following clinical study is based on the results of BioFlex Cold Laser Therapy knee osteoarthritis treatments:
Cold Laser Therapy for the Treatment of Osteoarthritis in Knees [PDF]
Knee osteoarthritis is common in older individuals, however it can occur in young adults as well. It may develop from wear and tear, a previous injury, genetic predisposition, being overweight or from other diseases.
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition where the cartilage and joint surfaces of the knee are broken down over time, causing inflammation, pain and swelling. The degeneration eventually results in bone on bone grinding and permanent bone changes that also affect the soft tissues surrounding the knee.
- Pain, usually coming on gradually
- Stiffness and/or swelling
- Limited range of motion
- Pain may be worse in the morning or after being inactive
- Pain may increase with activities such as walking, climbing stairs, or kneeling
- Level of discomfort may be affected by changes in weather
Because of the structural changes in the knee, the way the joint moves also changes, causing the muscles to compensate and alter the way they function. Some muscles may get very stiff and tight, while other may get overstretched (strained), contributing to the discomfort felt in the knee. The pain associated with arthritis is more commonly from surrounding soft tissue changes as well as associated swelling in and around the joint, rather than from the bones themselves. This means that many of the symptoms from arthritis can actually be controlled and treated without major interventions such as surgery.