Arthritis is a group of conditions involving damage to the joints of the body. There are over 100 different forms of arthritis. The most common form, osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease), is a result of trauma to the joint, infection of the joint, or age. Other arthritis forms are rheumatoid arthritis or psoriatic arthritis, autoimmune diseases in which the body attacks itself. Septic arthritis is caused by joint infection. Gouty arthritis is caused by deposition of uric acid crystals in the joint, causing inflammation.
All arthritis involves pain. Pain patterns may differ depending on the type and location.
Laser Therapy Treatment for Arthritis:
BioFlex Low Intensity Laser Therapy (LILT) can be used to treat all types of arthritis. While laser therapy is not a cure for arthritis, it is an effective pain management therapy. LILT reduces the inflammation in the affected area and stimulates the release of endorphins. Many patients find that following a course of treatment they are able to resume normal activities for several weeks or months without using medications.
Clinical Research on Laser Therapy Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis
“According to this meta-analysis, there is “silver” level of evidence that low level laser therapy decreases pain and morning stiffness in patients with rheumatoid arthritis if applied for at least 4 weeks.”
Low Level Laser Therapy (Classes I, II and III) for Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis (Review) – Robinson et al. (2006) The Cochrane Collaboration
If you are suffering from pain, stiffness and loss of mobility from arthritis, please contact our office to arrange a consultation today… (250) 860-4518. We look forward to helping you experience pain-free living again.
Laser therapy is the safe and clinically proven effective treatment of choice for patients of any age – child to senior. This painless therapy is non-invasive, non-surgical and has no side effects.