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?
Can Laser Therapy Treat Arthritis?
Let’s start by taking a look at the word arthritis.
Arthritis refers to swelling and inflammation in one or more of your joints.
There are different kinds of arthritis, each with different causes. For example, wear and tear, infections, and underlying diseases, to name a few. Some of the most common symptoms of arthritis include pain, stiffness, and decreased range of motion.
Most adults have arthritis to some degree, and they usually turn to medications to find relief. Some even rely on multiple medications, all with their own slew of side effects.
While NSAID pain relievers, like Advil or Motrin, 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 bones. 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. All in all, laser therapy is an excellent option for those with arthritis.
Improve With Laser Therapy
Here at Borja PT, we use the Lightforce FXi Class IV Laser. The purpose of the laser is to reduce pain and inflammation. Whether you’ve been in pain for just a few days or for a few months.
Laser light 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.