The bones of the knee, the femur and the tibia, meet to form a hinge joint. The joint is protected in front by the patella (kneecap). The knee joint is cushioned by articular cartilage that covers the ends of the tibia and femur, as well as the underside of the patella. The lateral meniscus and medial meniscus are pads of cartilage that further cushion the joint, and act as shock absorbers between the bones.
Ligaments help to stabilize the knee. The collateral ligaments run along the sides of the knee and limit sideways motion. The anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, connects the tibia to the femur at the center of the knee. Its function is to limit rotation and forward motion of the tibia. (A damaged ACL is replaced in a procedure known as an ACL Reconstruction.) The posterior cruciate ligament, or PCL (located just behind the ACL) limits backward motion of the tibia.
These components of your knee, along with the muscles of your leg, work together to manage the stress your knee receives as you walk, run and jump.
Laser therapy helps to improve range of motion and mobility by reducing inflammation in the knee, as well as stimulates healing and repair of damaged tissues. Laser therapy reduces pain, promotes increased speed of wound healing, stimulates nerve functions, and increases tissue strength.
If you are suffering from knee pain with every step, please call our office at 250-860-4518 to book a consultation. Let us help you get back on your feet 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.