Dr. Barry of Avalon Laser Therapy in Voorhees, New Jersey provides innovative laser treatments for his patients from throughout Camden County and the Philadelphia area who suffer from knee pain.
Knee pain is a common problem associated with any of the bony structures, ligaments, cartilage, and tendons found in the knee joint. Knee pain is often a result of an injury to or deterioration of the ligaments and cartilage of the knee. Knee pain is typically divided into three common categories: Acute injury, medical conditions, and chronic use/overuse conditions. Acute injuries include:
Medical conditions include:
Chronic Use/Overuse conditions include:
Any pain which is not getting better with rest or does not recede within a few days should be evaluated by the doctor. If you are unable to move the joint or your mobility is affected, you should make an appointment with Dr. Barry as soon as possible for assessment and treatment. Symptoms that indicate an urgent need for medical attention include:
Laser therapy stimulates cellular responses to increase the permeability and elasticity of the cell walls, allowing fluid that is trapped between the cells (lymphedema/inflammation) to flow back into the system and out through the natural waste processes. Improved drainage often provides immediate improvement in range of motion and relief to knee pain and pitting edema. This improved elasticity also increases blood flow which relieves to the burning, stinging discomfort of neuropathic pain and facilitates faster wound healing.