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Is Laser Therapy Effective for Knee Pain?

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by | Aug 22, 2021

Laser therapy has been found to be great non-invasion therapy for knee pain – a new sports injury or long-term knee osteoarthritis, AKA ‘bad knees’ that click and crack during squats, in the morning, or going down the stairs. There is a lot of evidence that suggests laser therapy can help knee pain by increasing blood circulation, giving you the needed pain relief to strengthen the muscles that surround the knees, and reducing inflammation. In this blog post, we will explore laser therapy as an option for people with knee problems in hopes of finding out if it really is effective or not.

What is laser therapy and how does it work?

Laser therapy is a form of non-invasive therapy that has been used for many years to help heal various ailments and conditions. The laser light interacts with tissue by creating an electric current in the cells which stimulate healing, reduces pain, and increases blood flow. This can help relieve symptoms related to osteoarthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, chronic back pain or other injuries. It’s also known to reduce inflammation and speed up recovery time after surgery as well as aid in wound care. However, it should not be confused with laser surgery which is a different technique altogether that uses lasers to cut tissues during eye surgeries or other delicate procedures.

How laser therapy reduces knee pain

Many people experience knee pain from running or other forms of exercise, and gets in the way of daily activities and reduce performance in sports, leaving us avoiding all kinds of activities due to fear of knee pain. If you are suffering from a new or old knee injury or think you simply have ‘bad knees’ – don’t worry! You are not alone and there are many resources out there to help you find relief. Laser therapy has been found to relieve knee pain quickly effectively to allow you to sleep through the night or play through that tennis match without nagging pain with every step. If you feel as though you have tried anything, you may not have tried laser therapy even though it has been around for many years.

Laser therapy works by using a low-level light beam that penetrates the skin to target deep tissues and releases anti-inflammatory properties. It can be used on any part of the body including knees, shoulders, neck, back, even fingers and toes. Laser therapy may also help with reducing swelling and bruising of the skin and reducing the appearance of scar tissue.

How long does a session of laser therapy last?

Laser therapy sessions will not take too much time out of our day, generally, sessions last anywhere from 5-15 minutes. The duration and intensity of the laser therapy are dependent on the area of injury and level of sensitivity. For example, if the affected area is deep under many overlaying tissues such as deep in the glutes the session may be longer and the intensity of the laser increased – but is still safe and will do no harm.

What are the benefits of laser therapy for knee pain patients?

  1. Laser therapy is a painless and non-invasive procedure.
  2. It’s been shown to reduce inflammation and swelling in the knee joint.
  3. The laser delivers energy deep into the tissue to help stimulate healing.
  4. Laser therapy gives fast results.
  5. It can also provide relief to allow you to get through a sporting event or important occasion pain-free.
  6. There are no side effects associated with this treatment – just benefits!
  7. Sessions are quick – taking very little time out of your day.


If you are looking for a quick and effective therapy to relieve knee pain, try laser therapy. Laser therapy is an FDA-cleared medical device that can be used in the comfort of your home or office with no downtime required! This low-level light treatment has been proven to decrease inflammation by encouraging blood flow. Give it a shot today and see if this isn’t just what you need to feel better fast!

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