Knee pain can bring your life to a complete stop! Knee pain can “talk” to you with every movement, including during sports, driving, getting around the house and in and out of vehicles.
Sometimes surgery is not an option or, it is a long way off. Waiting for X rays, MRI’s, and referrals to specialists and then O.R. time can take up to a year or two. Sometimes surgery has been done and the knee pain is still there. Now what? A holistic approach to knee pain has helped millions around the world. How about you?
Cold Laser Therapy uses laser light to stimulate the body to heal. It reduces and eliminates pain. It reduces inflammation, swelling, edema and reduces scar tissue. A certified laser therapist performs a consultation, examination and begins care. Treatments take about 15 minutes. The number of treatments will vary depending on the severity of your condition.
Arthritis diets are provided to our patients because certain foods trigger more pain and inflammation which is exactly what we are fighting against. Since our body is made up of chemicals and our diet affects our chemical makeup, it makes sense to change our diet, even if for a trial to see if it works for you. Eating according to your genetic makeup (blood type) and eliminating offending foods, can make a huge difference in your pain levels. This is an inside/out approach.
Nutritional supplements are recommended to encourage cartilage repair and reduce inflammation, pain, spasm and to “lubricate” the joints. Glucosamine sulphate and Omega 3 oils can help tremendously in this area. Topical gels made with Arnica and other well known plant substances that have been used in Europe for decades are used on the skin over the area of pain. These clear, non smelly remedies from German and French companies really work and stand the test of time. Used for bangs, bruises, traumas, sprains and strains, Arnica and Traumeel accelerate the healing process.
Custom Orthotics are often prescribed in cases where poor foot mechanics (like flat feet) affect the foot, ankle, knee and hip. A computerized gait scan is used to test for this.