Low Level Laser Therapy and Osteoarthritis
posted: Sep. 07, 2023.
“In January 2017, the arthritis in my knees and hips had progressed to the point that I could no longer negotiate stairs in a normal fashion. I couldn’t lift my knees, so I called the university clinic for an emergency appointment. The doctors suggested I try cold laser for my back pain; I was willing to try anything and the cold laser was appealing since it was painless. When I left the clinic that day, my pain was 80% improved and I was feeling amazed. One treatment was all it took to know whether cold laser might be effective for my arthritis pain. I began having treatments weekly and in 2 months I could climb stairs and soon I could bound up the stairs. My arthritis had been progressing as I age. The joints which were affected first and have hurt the longest require continual treatments to remain pain free. But those joints which were more recently painful, such as my elbows, responded with a few treatments.”