Osteoarthritis, commonly known as wear-and-tear arthritis, it's a condition in which the natural cushioning between joints – cartilage – wears away. When this happens, the bones of the joints rub more closely against one another with less of the shock-absorbing benefits of cartilage. The rubbing results in pain, swelling, stiffness, decreased ability to move and, sometimes, the formation of bone spurs.
The most common cause of osteoarthritis of the knee is age. Almost everyone will eventually develop some degree of osteoarthritis.
Many patients suffer from osteoarthritis was treated by natural supplement, medication, or surgery. While, Laser therapy is a promising therapeutic approach for osteoarthritis, it relies on the transfer of energy from incident photons to a cell photoacceptor to accelerate the soft tissues repair and regenerate, anti-inflammation, relieve the pain. Below is the osteoarthritis case which was treated by Dr Aqsa in Pakistan.
Laser Therapy for Osteoarthritis - Cases Study
History of patient:
Gender: Female Age: 60 Profession: Housewife
Past medical history: Osteoporosis, Hypersensitive
It is the history of my grandmother, she had multiple disorders and one of the most common pain is her knee pain, when she visited me, I asked her to have a x-ray of both the knees. It shows the space between the bones begins to narrow. She is likely to experience frequent pain when walking, bending, or kneeling.
She also experience joint stiffness after sitting for long periods of time or when waking up in the morning. Joint swelling may be present after extended periods of motion.
Laser Therapy Protocols
I started with an acupuncture session of 25 minutes on analgesic points. I asked her about the pain scale she said 8/10. Then I adopted Domer Laser 1000mW Laser machine Started with Probe B set the power of grade 3 on the local knee points on ex31, ex33, st35, sp9, gb34 seven minutes respectively on each acupoint. Secondly with probe A set the power of grade 2 on ub40, for 5 minutes. Afterwards I asked about the pain scale she said 5/10.
On the second day second probe B on grade 4 on the local knee point for 6 minutes respectively and 8 minutes on gb34 and sp9. Probe A on grade 1 for 5 minutes on ub40.
The pain is reduced to 3/10.
The same treatment is performed for 3 weeks on alternative days by adjusting the intensity according to the pain and irradiating the points for more than 5 minutes.
One year past, she felt no more pain, and followed by my advise do some exercise of knee, reduced rice, gram flour, potatoes, and junk food intake, and don't climb the stairs.
This case was shared by Dr Aqsa from Pakistan, she is the outstanding Doctor of Chinese Medicine Acupuncture.
What is Laser Therapy?
Low-level laser therapy(lllt) is a form of alternative medicine, lllt is a non-invasive, painless, no trauma light source treatment. It was developed in 1976( has been formally accepted by North America, China, India and many other parts of European countries), low level laser therapy is commonly be called as cold laser, cold laser therapy, low-power laser, low level laser light therapy, low intensity laser therapy, laser therapeutic, photobiomodulation therapy or soft laser.
Domer Laser 1000mW Laser machine adopted 650nm and the 808nm low level laser that improve the tissue repair (includes ligament, nerves, cartilage, and muscle), to accelerate the blood circulation, diminish the inflammation quickly, relieve the pain. Nowadays, LLLT therapy is widely used by acupuncturist, physiotherapist,chiropractor, or patients treat at home.