Laser Therapy as Treatment for Knee Pain
Both acute and chronic knee pain are frequent complaints health professional receive in clinics and hospitals. Chronic knee refers to pain that lasts for six months or more, causing inflammation, trauma, tremor, and pain.
Knee pain is debilitating and reduces your ability to perform daily activities. Research shows that knee pain can significantly affect your quality of life. It can reduce your social and occupational activities and leads to other medical conditions like strained or sprained ligaments, torn cartilage, tendonitis, and arthritis.
MLS laser therapy is an alternative treatment for a wide range of inflammatory conditions, including back pain and knee pain. Although research on Multi-Wave Locked System (MLS) is preliminary, some studies show that it can alleviate painful conditions like joint pain.
MLS is Class-IV laser therapy used to treat knee pain and other disorders by repairing damaged tissues and promoting the healing process. It is a noninvasive, safe, and reliable treatment option for people with debilitating knee pain, as it does not produce any adverse effects. In today’s article, we will talk about MLS therapy for knee pain. Read on!
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Benefits of Laser Therapy
- No known side effects.
- Painless and Non-Invasive.
- Rapid relief of pain.
- Strong anti-inflammatory effect.
- Timely healing of sprains & strains.
- Rapid recovery of the structural integrity of injured regions.
- Rapid resolution of swollen areas.
How Can Laser Therapy Relieve Knee Pain?
MLS Laser therapy is an innovative and patented treatment develop to produce a fast and effective effect on inflammation, edema, and pain. It exceeds the limits of low-power and high-power laser therapy. It is a new technology that delivers 808-nanometer therapeutic wavelengths to reduce inflammation and edema.
At the same time, it delivers 905-nanometer analgesic wavelengths to produce a soothing effect on the affected knee. MLS laser therapy uses laser energy that can penetrate deep into the tissue and cells to create an energetic synergy while delivery wavelengths of greater analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects.
One of the greatest benefits of MLS laser therapy is that it minimizes the risk of thermal damage. MLS therapy is the combination of continuous and pulsed laser emissions that set it apart from other Class-IV laser therapy methods.
Compared to traditional Class-IV laser therapy methods, MLS can deliver controlled laser energy to deliver more accurate dose for consistent and repeatable results. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved MLS laser therapy for various health conditions, including knee pain.
MLS laser therapy has higher levels of efficiency, safety, and consistency. It helps health providers to relieve knee pain and restore normal function. That’s why more and more clinics and hospitals are incorporating MLS laser therapy as a treatment for acute and chronic knee pain.
The treatment improves circulation and supports cellular mechanisms. It also releases pain suppressing chemicals and analgesic chemicals, such as endorphins and serotonin, respectively, reducing inflammation and encouraging cells growth.The light or energy produced by MLS therapy penetrates through the skin and tissues to reach the knee cells.
These cells absorb and interact with the light energy through their light-sensitive organelles and chemicals. The reaction is similar to the photosynthesis.The light stimulation charges the cells with usable energy. It increases intracellular metabolism and normalizes damaged tissues, resulting in healthy cells. Besides, the laser energy reduces edema, inflammation, and pain
With the MLS laser system, patients can receive benefits in a few short sessions. The patient does not feel any sensation during the treatment. In simple words, there is no pain associated with MLS laser therapy. The length of MLS laser treatment and the need for more sessions depends on the intensity of knee pain. If you have chronic knee pain, you may require additional sessions.Health clinics use robotic MLS laser machines to deliver laser treatment for knee pain and inflammation. The M6 laser machine is used to target a wider area for treatment. The robotic laser technology helps reduce “scatter” of light, allowing a suitable dose of light energy to penetrate the affected knee tissue.
Moreover, the robotic features allow for more accurate treatment because of the reduced human error. It helps deliver the correct dose to the knee tissues.
Benefits of M8 Robotic Laser Therapy For Knee Pain
A recent review study assessed the effectiveness of laser therapy in treating rheumatoid arthritis that causes knee pain. The study found that laser therapy can provide short-term pain relief with no side effects.
A study conducted in 2009 compared patients with knee pain received laser therapy to a placebo group who did not receive laser therapy. The study found that patients who received laser therapy reported less painful sensations in their knees than the placebo group.
Another study analyzed randomized, placebo-controlled clinical studies of MLS laser therapy for joint pain. Although the study did not look at the reasons laser therapy reduced inflammation and pain, it concluded that laser therapy could produce short-term and long-term pain relief.
Moreover, a recent study compared patients aged 55-88 years in two groups. The first group received the multi-wave locked system therapy with physical therapy exercises while the second group received a placebo laser therapy with exercises. The exercises included isometric, range of motion, isotonic-resisted, and stretching to the hamstring and quadriceps muscles.
The study concluded that Class-IV MLS therapy combined with physical therapy exercises was more effective than placebo laser and exercises in patients with knee pain. Furthermore, several studies have highlighted that MLS laser therapy can reduce acute and chronic pain in knee injuries, arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Researchers have found greater anti-inflammatory, bio-stimulating, and analgesic effects of MLS laser therapy.
The biological action of MLS laser therapy results from cellular stimulation and its parts, including cell membrane and mitochondria. The action leads to the release of certain vasodilating chemicals and increased production of enzymes that help reduce swelling in the knee joint to provide pain relief. It also soothes knee tissues, muscles, and cartilage.
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Get in touch with the team at OrthoLazer in Newburgh, NY today to discuss your questions and health issues to discover if OrthoLazer’s M8 Robotic Laser Therapy is the correct treatment for your needs.
We can then book you in to see our specialist pain relief physician at our Newburgh practice that can personalize the program for your specific needs, begin the pain relief process which will have significant impact on improving your quality of life.