May is Arthritis Awareness Month, making it the perfect time to focus on the many types of arthritis and the impact they have on people's lives. Osteoarthritis 一 the most prevalent type of arthritis 一 affects millions of people worldwide.
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that causes the breakdown of cartilage, resulting in pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility. Though there are several treatments available for osteoarthritis pain, one option that has gained popularity in recent years is multiwave locked system (MLS®) laser therapy.
Dr. Dustin Hamoy proudly offers this therapy here at Precision Laser Joint and Spine Pain Center in Glen Burnie, Maryland, and in this blog, we cover the seven benefits of treating osteoarthritis pain with MLS laser therapy.
MLS laser therapy is noninvasive
MLS laser therapy is a noninvasive treatment option for osteoarthritis pain. This means that there are no needles, incisions, or surgical procedures involved. The laser energy is simply applied to your affected area, and you experience a gentle, warming sensation. This makes MLS laser therapy an ideal treatment for people who are looking for a nonsurgical option for managing their osteoarthritis pain.
It reduces both pain and inflammation
MLS laser therapy works by using two specific wavelengths of light to penetrate deep into the tissues of your affected joint. Each therapeutic wavelength serves its own purpose. The 808 nanometer wavelength is anti-edemic and anti-inflammatory, while the 905 nanometer wavelength provides analgesic (pain relieving) benefits.
Together, the dual wavelengths help to reduce pain and inflammation by increasing blood flow and stimulating the body's natural healing response. The result is a reduction in pain, swelling, and stiffness in your affected joint.
MLS laser therapy speeds up healing
MLS laser therapy not only reduces pain and inflammation but also speeds up the healing process. The laser energy helps to stimulate the production of new cells, which can help to repair damaged tissue and promote the growth of healthy tissue. This means that MLS laser therapy can help to improve joint function and reduce the risk of further damage.
It’s a safe and effective therapy
MLS laser therapy is a safe and effective treatment option for osteoarthritis pain. It has been used for many years in Europe and is now gaining popularity in the United States. This ALA laser treatment is FDA-approved and has been shown to be effective in reducing pain and inflammation in the affected joint by up to 90%.
No side effects
Unlike many other treatment options for osteoarthritis pain, MLS laser therapy has no known side effects. Patients can receive the treatment without worrying about negative consequences, such as gastrointestinal upset, drowsiness, or addiction.
Enjoy quick treatment sessions
MLS laser therapy sessions are typically quick and easy. Treatment sessions typically last between 10 and 20 minutes, depending on the severity of your condition. This means that you can receive treatment during your lunch break or after work without having to take a significant amount of time off from their daily activities.
Laser therapy improves your quality of life
Finally, MLS laser therapy can help to improve the quality of life for people with osteoarthritis pain. By reducing pain, inflammation, and stiffness, you can enjoy increased mobility, improved sleep, and an overall better quality of life. As a result, this can also have a significant impact on your mental and emotional well-being, as well as their physical health.
Get started with MLS laser therapy
In honor of Arthritis Awareness Month, take action against your stiff and achy joints and find out if MLS laser therapy is right for you.
Contact Precision Laser Joint and Spine Pain Center today, or book an appointment online to discover how MLS laser therapy can alleviate your musculoskeletal pain and aid in the healing of your injuries. You can also reach us at 410-324-2968.