The knee is made up of four main components: bones, cartilage, ligaments, and tendons. The knees enable a person’s body to bend, walk, run, lift, and sit; however, when the knee is injured or damaged, it can result in unpleasant long-term symptoms that can last months or even years. Symptoms include redness, swelling, and a visible deformity in the knee.
The majority of patients with chronic knee pain are unable to walk, sit, stand, or sleep properly. Knee replacement surgery is required in some of the worst knee injury cases or conditions.
MSL Laser therapy is a painless, non-invasive treatment that works by stimulating blood circulation in the injured area. This increases oxygen supply to damaged tissues and promotes the healing of the affected cells. It can also decrease inflammation which decreases stiffness/pain, swelling, muscle spasm, and fatigue caused from injury or overuse.
The energy travels through soft tissue (muscles) without affecting other parts of your body like nerves, joints, or bones. There are no reported side effects with laser treatments for knee pain relief because it doesn’t interfere with neurological function at all. Laser Therapy has been shown to be effective for many different types of conditions, including arthritis, tendonitis, bursitis, sprains & strains.
What is MLS? How can MLS help to relieve knee pain?
MLS Laser Therapy has been shown to be effective for many different types of conditions.
MLS stands for Musculoskeletal Lasers, a type of laser therapy that uses the light from an infrared laser with different wavelengths and power levels to treat various acute or chronic painful conditions.
The low-level lasers penetrate deep into soft tissues (muscles), increasing blood circulation in injured areas, which speeds up the healing process, decreasing inflammation & stiffness/pain. It also decreases muscle spasms and fatigue associated.
What Causes Knee Pain?
Knees are one of the most common areas for injury in sports, especially among contact or high-impact sports like football, soccer, rugby, etc. This makes them vulnerable to various injuries such as torn ligaments (ACL), meniscus tear, or iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS).
Knee pain can result from a variety of causes, ranging from minor to severe. Overuse, repetitive, and prolonged motions are common causes of chronic knee pain, but it can also be caused by something far more serious.
The following are some of the most common knee conditions:
- Anterior cruciate ligament injuries
- Meniscal tears
- Tendon tears
- Collateral ligament injuries
- Iliotibial band syndrome
- Posterior cruciate ligament injuries
Other Options Available
There are many other treatment options available that may help any pain you are experiencing. This includes chiropractic care, massage therapy, or PRP treatments. Focus on talking with your primary care provider to find the best option that works for you.
If you or a loved one are experiencing knee pain or are living with a knee condition and are looking for pain relief in Hudson, or any other surrounding city in New York, call KB Chiropractic at (518) 380-2432.