Osteoarthritis in the wrist is most commonly treated with light exercises, NSAID’s, or surgery (as a last resort). NSAID’s can have negative side effects and interactions with other medications. In addition, it is more common than not that surgery actually results in less mobility. However, some feel that their pain is so bad that they would prefer to have limited range of motion in exchange for comfort.
Alternatively, Cold Laser Therapy naturally heals wrist osteoarthritis without a risk of any negative side effects. Unlike surgery, there is no compromise between pain and mobility. In fact, Cold Laser Therapy helps to both decrease pain and restore mobility and function.
BioFlex Cold Laser Therapy proves to be very effective in relieving the pain of osteoarthritis while being non-invasive and non-toxic.Activates Cartilage Production:
Promotes the natural cartilage growth process by increasing the production of cellular energy (ATP).
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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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- Pain in the wrist, may increase with activity and decrease with rest
- Limited range of motion
- Stiffness, may be worse in the morning or after periods of rest
- May be affected by weather changes
- Enlarged and/or swollen wrist
- Grinding or crunching (crepitus) sensation with movement
Osteoarthritis refers to inflammation of one or more joints, degenerative osteoarthritis being the most common form. It is progressive degeneration from wear and tear of the joints, resulting in the breakdown of cartilage (natural joint lubricant) and joint surfaces. These processes result in structural changes of the affected joints (such as bone spurs) that can usually be seen on X-rays.
Osteoarthritis may be the result of normal wear and tear on the wrist joint, or perhaps due to a previous injury of the area.
The degenerative process itself may not be painful, however the resulting inflammation and irritation to surrounding wrist muscles, ligaments and tendons usually cause one to experience uncomfortable and sometimes debilitating symptoms.