FAQ: Can Laser Therapy Treat Arthritis?

Here at Borja Physical Therapy, our world revolves around our patients’ needs! Our experienced and highly trained team is here to make recovery a reachable goal! We specialize in keeping you active. We empower your decision to heal the natural way, without relying on pain pills, injections or surgery. So, can laser therapy treat arthritis?

Laser Therapy Treat Arthritis

Can Laser Therapy Treat Arthritis?

The term arthritis refers to swelling and inflammation in one or more of your joints. The most common symptoms are pain, stiffness, and decreased range of motion. In fact, most adults have arthritis to some degree, and they usually turn to pills to find relief. Some even rely on multiple medications, all with their own slew of side effects.

While pain pills and other drugs can take the edge off, they’re only masking the pain. In order to reduce your pain long-term, it’s important to focus on reducing inflammation at its source.

Joints can be more challenging to treat because of their location between the vertebrae of your spine. Laser therapy is able to penetrate deep through the skin, muscle, and other tissue to target the joint and encourage the healing process to begin. It works on a cellular level, increasing cell turnover and bringing vital nutrients to damaged areas.

Laser therapy is especially effective in treating inflammation and pain related to arthritis because it delivers a powerful dosage to large areas in a short amount of time.

Improve With Laser Therapy

Here at Borja PT, we use the Lightforce FXi Class IV Laser. The purpose of laser therapy is to reduce pain and inflammation. Whether you’ve been in pain for just a few days or for a few months.

Laser therapy improves the body’s natural healing process. As a result, it helps your body use its own healing powers by starting a series of healing responses.

Click here to learn more about our LightForce Laser service or click here to learn more about class IV laser therapy.

About The Author

Jaime Curl

I've explored various fields within physical therapy including acute care and oncology at Troy Beaumont Hospital and outpatient physical therapy. As the office administrator and marketer, I'm able to combine my love for health and exercise science with my interest in marketing and numbers skills. My hobbies include spending time with friends and family, baking, crafting, and watching my favorite movies or tv shows.

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