Low Level Laser Therapy for Arthritis
A laser produces concentrated high energy light which nourishes bone and cartilage cells.
Laser Therapy & Arthritis
This arthritis treatment uses a hand-held laser unit to reduce pain and inflammation in muscle, skin, bones and joints. No sensation is felt by the patient. Each laser treatment lasts up to 10mns and a short course may be necessary depending upon the condition.
Laser therapy delivers pain-relief and addresses the inflammation in arthritic conditions.
With Rheumatoid arthritis, laser therapy influences small joints directly and large joints indirectly. It strengthens the antiphologistic processes and depresses the auto-immune response. The effects in the early stages of the condition can be impressive, but with chronic conditions, although pain is eased on treatment, longer treatment courses are necessary in order to make a substantive differences to the condition. It has been reported that 6 weeks can be a turning point. It also appears that adding laser therapy to prescribed medication gives improved results over medication alone.
With gout, attacks can be curtailed and the symptoms reduced. Laser therapy inhibits inflammation, eases pain, reduces swelling and joint tenderness.
In cases of osteoarthritis, laser therapy may slow down the degenerative process as well as ease acute symptoms. In the case of large joints such as the hip joint, the therapeutic effects of laser are brought on by an improvement and strengthening of the surrounding tissues. Laser therapy activates the microcirculation and the metabolism, prevents oedeme and triggers anti-inflammatory processes in the synovial membrane.
To discuss any of the treatments offered in more detail please feel free to get in touch by phone or email, we look forward to hearing from you!
Address: 55 Howard Road, Queens Park, Bournemouth, BH8 9EA
Phone: 01202 549123