How Laser Therapy Relieves Arthritic Pain


Traditionally, pain relief has been all about taking medication, but new treatment methods are making that a thing of the past. Statistics show that laser therapy is having much greater results than pain medication ever had in some patients. Studies have shown that low level lasers are especially beneficial in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, tendinopathy, and osteoarthritis. Many experts believe that there is also hope for laser therapy to relieve pain from other chronic joint problems as well.

Here's how this method works better than traditional quit smoking programs:

  1. Lasers heat up the area to increase blood flow and promote relief from pain.

  2. Muscles are relaxed by the heat, thus causing much of the pain to drift away.

  3. Even joints can benefit from laser therapy, especially because it helps the patient avoid surgery on those painful joints.

  4. The lasers actually change cellular function, bringing temporary relief from arthritic pain

The specifics of why laser therapy works so well for arthritic pain are still being studied, but some researchers believe that lasers help reduce inflammation in the way it changes cell function. Also it may help because every time your body is injured, the energy flow to that area is disrupted. By stimulating blood flow and the cells in the area of pain, low level laser therapy helps to restore the body be reenergizing the area.

There are many advantages of opting for laser therapy over other types of treatment for arthritis. For example, it does help to cut down on the pain medication required to deal with pain. It also stimulates the nerves and the immune system, helping the body to fight off germs and other problems. Additionally, it is non-invasive, so you don't have to get shots in order to relieve the pain. There are even indications that it can help tissue repair itself, which is why it is sometimes used with sports injuries.

Laser therapy has been shown to be helpful in other chronic pain problems, like tennis or golfer's elbow, tendon or ligament tears, or muscle strains. It has also been used extensively to help with pain that is due to spinal stenosis, frozen shoulder, and even migraine headaches.

Ontario Laser Health offers pain relief therapy for arthritic conditions. Their experts are up to date on the latest research about low level laser therapy, including the best set of wavelengths needed for optimum pain relief.