Osteoarthritis – Rheumatoid Arthritis – Gouty Arthritis Pain
Arthritis is, simply, swelling of the joint. Osteoarthritis is the most common type, with an estimated 27 million people affected at any time. Gout,Gouty Arthritis, affects about 3 million people a year. Rheumatoid arthritis affects 1.5 million Americans. There are more than 100 other causes of arthritis, but they play a smaller role. Generally speaking, arthritis is evenly split between men and women, but there are variations within osteoarthritis, rheumatoid and gout. Osteoarthritis is a sign of aging. By 85, half of all people will have arthritis in their knee, and nearly everyone will have arthritis somewhere. However, even children can be afflicted. 300,000 children under age 18 have rheumatoid arthritis.
Osteoarthritis, or degenerative joint disease
Osteoarthritis starts off as a breakdown, thinning, or wearing out of the joint lining due to repeated stress and weight bearing. Osteoarthritis involves the entire joint including the cartilage, joint lining, ligaments, and underlying bone. After the age of 40, you just cannot avoid osteoarthritis, it progressively affects everyone. Osteoarthritis can be well treated with high power laser therapy. Laser improves the underlying cytochemistry, increases blood flow, and relieves pain.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an auto-immune disease causing inflammation of the synovial lining of multiple joints. Usually the weight-bearing joints are less-affected and more often than not, symmetrical joints (left/right) are. Pain, swelling, and redness are common.
Arthritis & Laser Treatment
The new high-power Class IV Lasers can effectively treat arthritis. Prior studies with weaker Class III lasers, so called “low level laser therapy” or “cold lasers”, has been shown by numerous scientific studies to be worthless at treating arthritis. Given their inability to penetrate more than a few mm of skin, this is not surprising. Modern Class IV lasers have 50 times the power of cold lasers.
K-Laser Advanced Technology
K-Laser is leading the way in pain management, tissue repair, safe treatments, and fast treatment times.
- Dual-Wavelength Beam that penetrates Deep into the Tissue
- Continuous & Modulating Frequencies to Promote Pain Control and Healing
- SuperPulse Mode for Deeper Therapeutic Penetration
- High Power Delivering Larger Doses, Resulting in Shorter Treatment Times
- Presets that Result in More Consistent and Safe Treatment Outcomes
- Virtually free of harmful side effects