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Knee pain, or any other pain in the joints are a hassle to say the least. You could be out enjoying the warmer days and cool breeze, and suddenly, it’s hard to move, you can’t play catch, or continue on your run. There are many factors that cause this pain and different ways of treating it, but finding what works effectively and keeps the knee pain or joint pain away for good can be tough. To treat the pain, it’s important to learn its cause to treat it effectively with surgery, medications, injections, therapy, alternative medicine, or most recently, low level laser therapy (LLLT) for knee pain and other joint pains. Learn what causes your knee pain and how to treat it, here.
What Causes Knee or Joint Pain
When you have knee pain, your knees usually experience weakness, unstable stance, swelling, stiffness, redness, inability to straighten, and emit popping or crunching noises. In worse cases, you cannot bear weight on it, fully extend or flex it, you may see an obvious deformity in your leg or knee, develop fever along with pain, redness and swelling, and feel as if your knee is ‘giving out’. All these symptoms begin with a cause - possibly an injury related to sports, or resulting from an accident or fall; mechanical problems, such as bone degeneration or dislocation; arthritis; pain syndromes; and pain exacerbated by lifestyle risk factors, such as being overweight, obese, tightness or weakness of muscles; and previous knee injuries.
Treatment for Knee Pain and Other Joint Pains
There are a number of treatment options that repair damage in the knees or joint and treat pain, including surgery, medications, therapy, injections, alternative medicine, and low level laser therapy (LLLT) for knee pain and other joint pains. Most of these should be administered by medical professionals, with the exception of alternative medicine and LLLT for knee pain, as these can also now be done at home, on your own time.
Doctors usually prescribe medicine to relieve pain and treat underlying conditions, such as gout or rheumatoid arthritis. In some cases, they use injections directly on your joints to reduce swelling and provide pain relief that lasts longer than the medicines you take; others are to lubricate joints for improved mobility and faster healing. Therapy could also be prescribed to strengthen the muscles around your knee and make these stable through exercises and arch supports. In severe cases, such as bad injuries, surgery is required to rehabilitate and reconstruct the knee and joints, or partially or totally replace these with artificial joints.
Alternative medicine involves taking natural supplements or opting for naturopathic treatments, such as acupuncture to relieve the pain. On the other hand, LLLT for knee pain can be done at home, using a handheld laser device, such as the Handy Cure/HandyCure, to administer laser therapy on your knees to treat the pain.
LLLT treats knee pain using four different energies: low level pulse laser radiation, infrared radiation, visible red light, and static magnetic fields. These energies are synergized to treat inflamed areas in your knees and promote their recovery. By using the device on your knees and joints, pain can be eliminated through restoring proper circulation of blood and oxygen to the affected areas, stimulating healing. Laser therapy targets the causes of pain by promoting circulation, reducing inflammation caused by injuries and medical conditions, speeds up recovery, and gets you back on your feet in no time. Laser treatments are also used in clinics and therapy sessions, but the Handy Cure/HandyRx laser device provides an edge and ensures you can treat knee pain as it occurs, and provide your knees and other joints relief as as soon as possible. Because the Handy Cure/HandyRx device is handheld, and is designed to be used at home or on-the-go with you, it’s easy to relieve knee pain with LLLT anytime it strikes, and anywhere you go.