November 16, 2022
Since injuring your knee, you have been dealing with quite a bit of pain. You know it will take time to feel better, but it seems to be taking a long time to bounce back from the incident. Could you be doing more than just icing it down and letting nature take its course? Actually, there is something else you should consider after a knee injury—cold laser therapy! Keep reading to learn more about this treatment and how it can get you back to normal functions again.
What Can a Laser Do to Help Your Knee Pain?
At first, it seems like technology ripped from science fiction. However, cold lasers have proven effective for many kinds of injuries and pain, including chronic issues like arthritis, repetitive use problems like carpal tunnel or tennis elbow, traumatic injuries, and acute injuries.
Often, cold laser therapy is accompanied by other treatments like chiropractic care, physical therapy, massage treatment, and more. By using all the resources you have available, you can hopefully recover more efficiently and overcome your injury.
How Does the K-Laser Work?
The K-laser emits a concentrated, low-wavelength beam that penetrates into the tissue. This energy activates cells in the hurting area, provoking them to regenerate, grow, and absorb more nutrients. Blood cells also expand, reducing inflammation. As a result, healing can occur more quickly, and scar tissue tends to be kept to a minimum.
In addition, the laser block nerve receptors that communicate painful signals to the brain, which means that this treatment is basically pain free and can help relieve pain over time as well as expedite recovery. As a result, you may not need to have more invasive surgery.
How Often Should the Cold Laser Be Used?
Depending on how severe the pain and injury are, it could be necessary to use cold laser therapy every day for a few weeks. As the area heals, the laser can be utilized less and less. Your provider can evaluate your situation and determine the right frequency of laser treatment.
Understanding more about how a cold K-laser works and how it could improve the healing process can give you hope during your recovery. After a knee injury, cold laser therapy can be used to get you back to normal functions more quickly than trying to tough it out on your own. Working with a chiropractor who offers cold laser therapy will give you the greatest odds of getting over your injury and back to living your best life.
About the Author
Dr. Chad Wills has been practicing for more than 20 years in the Naples area. In his continuing education, he has stayed up-to-date with innovations and uses a Class IV K-laser in his practice to facilitate healing for his patients. He is also certified in Chiropractic Biophysics, the most trusted protocol in the field. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Wills, contact Wills Chiropractic online or call the office at 239-331-6060.
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