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Knee Pain


Since Connecticut Disc & Laser Therapy Centers joined forces with the Class IV high-powered Diowave (www.diowavelaser.com) and Litecure Lasers (www.litecure.com), treating knee pain successfully and innately without injections, medications, or surgery is now an option. Combined with other modalities, deep tissue high power laser therapy has been demonstrated to bio-stimulate tissue growth and repair, which may help with knee pain reduction and expedite the overall healing time.

 

What is Class 4 Deep Tissue High Power Laser Therapy?

Photobiomodulation, or Laser Therapy, uses wavelengths of red and near-red lights to stimulate therapeutic results. These results include decreased swelling, pain reduction, improved healing time, and increased circulation. Laser Therapy is being used extensively in the United States since it’s clearance by the FDA in 2002. In practice nearly 30 years, the technology has become such that we can heal many tissues faster.

 

Why Will Deep Tissue Laser Therapy Help My Knee Pain?

While there are many different types of laser treatments out there, not all laser treatments are as effective.  Class IV Deep Tissue Laser Therapy works for knee pain because it can penetrate the tissues of the knee where other laser treatments do not.

 

Under normal circumstances, the meniscus of the knee, which is made of cartilage, has the ability to heal on its own.  Through motion, the joint is constantly drawing water and nutrients in and out of the joint.  Since there is a poor blood supply, this pumping action is the chief method of nutrition and healing.  However, over time or with injury, the nutrients are no longer getting into the joint effectively, and therefore degeneration of the joint will begin.

 

With Class IV Deep Tissue Laser Therapy, we have 3 specific goals:  

  1. We want to prevent any further deterioration of the joint(s);
  2. We want to decrease the inflammation, edema and swelling which is now causing the pain;
  3. We want to improve the circulation to the joint.

Class IV Deep Tissue Laser Therapy is a non-surgical, non-invasive treatment that can provide these results.

 

Cellular & Therapeutic Effects

When photons of therapeutic laser light interact with cells the result is Laser Therapy. Higher ATP (adenosine tri-phosphate) levels are produced during this treatment which increases cell membrane permeability and lymphatic and blood vessels are vasodilated. These outcomes allow your body to increase cellular health and energy as well as other benefits.

 

Laser Therapeutic Effects

Laser energy draws oxygen, nutrients, and water to damaged areas during each treatment session. This creates an ideal healing environment and reduces stiffness and pain, muscle spasms, and inflammation. Full function is restored and the pain evaporates. This treatment promotes:

  • Anti-Inflammatory Effects
  • Accelerated Cell Reproduction and Growth
  • Improve Tissue Repair and Healing
  • Analgesic Effects
  • Immune Stimulation
  • Improve Circulation
  • Increased Metabolic Activity
  • Muscle Relaxation
  • Stimulation of Nerve Regeneration
  • Improved Vascular Activity

Laser Therapy is proven to biostimulate tissue, enhance repair and growth, and decrease inflammation and pain. When it comes to pain management, Laser Therapy treatments are very safe and may provide dramatic results.

 

Positive Effects of Class 4 Deep Tissue High Power Laser Therapy

  • Improves and promotes healing
  • Advanced pain relief
  • Reduces pain and spasm
  • Detoxifies and eliminates trigger points
  • Increases joint flexibility
  • Improves peripheral microcirculation
  • Reduces symptoms of osteoarthritis

 

Benefits to the Patient

  • Pain Relief
  • Accelerate Tissue Healing
  • Faster Recovery Times
  • Inflammation Reduction
  • Increase Nerve Regeneration
  • Faster Wound Healing

 

Are You A Candidate For Care?

The best way to determine if you are a candidate for treatment is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Dalfino at the Connecticut Disc and Laser Therapy Centers. During your evaluation, Dr. Dalfino will go over your case, and determine if you are a good candidate for care and from there what your options are. You can request an evaluation by calling our office at 203-922-9277 or schedule online by filling out the online scheduling form here:

 

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