According to statistics compiled by the Arthritis Foundation, approximately 54 million American adults have received an arthritis diagnosis, in addition to nearly 300,000 children. For those living in and around Glen Burnie, Maryland, Precision Laser Joint and Spine Pain Center offers comprehensive arthritis care. If you or a loved one is struggling with arthritis symptoms and looking for relief, call the office or book an appointment online today.
Arthritis is not a single condition but a term used to describe a collection of more than 100 different types of joint disease. It’s also the leading cause of disability in the nation and accounts for substantial missed time from work.
Osteoarthritis is the most widespread form of arthritis. This condition takes years to develop as the protective articular cartilage on the bones in your joints gradually wears away. The exposed bones catch on each other instead of sliding smoothly within the joint, causing inflammation and joint pain.
While arthritis is more common in older adults, anyone can develop the condition at any age.
Joint pain is the most common symptom of arthritis, but there are other things to watch for, including:
Advanced or severe forms of arthritis can cause your joints to twist and distort. If this affects your hands, you might struggle to carry out everyday tasks. Your joints are likely to become increasingly weak as well, so osteoarthritis in your knees can make it difficult to get in and out of a seated position.
Symptoms can range from mild to debilitating and can be steady or intermittent. You might notice your symptoms are worse after physical exertion or changes in weather.
Precision Laser Joint and Spine Pain Center specializes in using MLS® laser therapy technology to treat arthritis. Treatment with the ASA Laser is painless, safe, and entirely noninvasive.
Lasers use light energy to promote healing in your joints. The energy stimulates the growth of new cells and improves your circulation, drawing healing growth factors and oxygen from your blood to encourage tissue growth.
MLS laser therapy also helps to stop pain signals from reaching your brain and boosts the levels of natural painkillers like endorphins and encephalin.
MLS laser therapy is a state-of-the-art option that can help you avoid invasive procedures like joint injections and radiofrequency ablation and could even delay the need for joint replacement.
To find out more about MLS laser therapy and how it could relieve your arthritis pain, call Precision Laser Joint and Spine Pain Center, or schedule an appointment online at your earliest convenience.