Light Therapy For Knee Pain
Light Therapy Options for Knee Pain
As one of the most complex joints in the body, the knee is extremely vulnerable to injury and pain. It contains four unique bones – the femur, the fibula, the patella and the tibia – that connect to a number of muscles, tendons and ligaments. All of these are susceptible to injury, which can lead to knee discomfort, aches and pains. Knee pain can also stem from inflammation, disease, dislocation, arthritis and more.
Generally, knee pain is treated with anti-inflammatory medications, prescription painkillers or invasive surgery. Chiropractic and physical therapy are also often used in tandem with these treatments. Unfortunately, while these treatments can reduce overall pain in some patients, they typically come with high costs and long recovery periods – especially when surgery is involved.
Light therapy for knee pain relief uses LED lights and is proven to be a highly effective alternative pain relief option to these treatments. By delivering red, blue and infrared light to the knee joint and surrounding areas, the therapy is able to activate the release of nitric oxide, which increases oxygen to the area, improves circulation and significantly lowers pain levels. Additionally, light therapy helps to stimulate innate cellular responses in the knee region, allowing cells to better repair and replenish themselves. This helps promote long-term pain relief in most patients.
Another possible treatment for pain in the knee and surrounding areas is low level laser therapy, or LLLT. This utilizes laser technology to normalize cells and stimulate the body’s built-in healing mechanisms. The lasers encourage endorphin production, which alleviates knee pain naturally, and they allow cell membranes to better absorb nutrients. This speeds up the healing process and reduces inflammation in the region.
To learn more about how laser and LED light therapy can help with your knee pain relief, contact Wellness Tech Solutions today.