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Knee Pain


Knee Pain and Laser Therapy

 

  1. Patients undergoing laser therapy show significant decreases in pain intensity at rest and with movement and improved knee function and ability to walk when compared to a placebo group.[1]
  2. Patients treated with laser therapy showed significant improvements in pain, range of motion, functionality and movement when compared to placebo.[2]
  3. Low level laser therapy reduces pain in knee osteoarthritis and improves microcirculation[3]
  4. “Significant improvement in pain relief and quality of life in 70% of patients.”[4]
  5. 82% reported significant removal of pain and recovery of joint mobility. Cold laser therapy is concluded to be a safe, effective and non-invasive alternative to conventional surgical and medical treatment modalities for patients.”[5]
  6. Cold laser therapy has the capacity to regenerate tissues, including cartilage.[6]
  7. Laser therapy “promoted restoration of function, relieved pain and limited complications of rheumatoid arthritis” when compared to NSAIDS and placebo.[7]
  8. “Cold laser therapy is effective in relieving pain and disability in degenerative osteoarthritis of the knee.”[8]
  9. “The unequivocal scientific findings so far, has earned cold laser therapy a top spot in levels of evidence and treatment recommendations for knee osteoarthritis[9]
  10. Laser therapy is safe.

[1] Alghadir A et al. Lasers Med Sci. “Effect of low level laser therapy in patients with chronic knee osteoarthritis: a single blinded randomized clinical study.” 2013 Aug 3.

[2] Alfredo PP et al.  Clin Rehab. “Efficacy of low level laser therapy associated with exercises in knee osteoarthritis: a randomized double-blind study.”  2012 Jun; 26(6):523-33.

[3] Hegedus B et al.  Photomed Laser Surg.  “The effect of low level laser in knee osteoarthritis: a double blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial.”  2009 Aug; 27(4):577-84.

[4] Basirnia A et al.  Radiol Med.  “The effect of low power laser therapy on osteoarthritis of the knee.”  1998 April; 95(4):303-9.

[5] Trelles MA et al.  Laser Therapy.  “Positive outcomes for infrared diode laser in low reactive level laser therapy for knee osteoarthritis.”  1991:3(4):149-153.

[6] Lievens, P et al.  Laser in Medical Science.  “The influence of low level infra red laser on the regeneration of cartilage tissue.”  2002:17(4)

[7] Ailioaie C et al.  Laser Therapy.  “Beneficial effects of laser therapy in the early stages of rheumatoid arthritis onset.”  1991; 11(2):9-87.

[8] Stelian J et al.  Journal of the American Geriatric Society.  “Improvement of pain and disability in elderly patients with degenerative osteoarthritis of the knee treated with low power light therapy.”  1992 Jan; 40(1);23-26.

[9] Norwegian Health Technology Assessment Report.  Norwegian Drug Agency.