Living Well With Arthritis
You Have Arthritis. It Doesn’t Have You.
Pain, stiffness, decreased range of motion and swelling are all signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis.
3 Quick Tips
- Physical Activity Exercise actually helps keep joints healthy. Cartilage depends on joint movement to absorb nutrients and remove waste. We recommend you consult your doctor before becoming more physically active.
- Nutrition and Eating Well Certain foods and supplements may help relieve the pain and other symptoms of arthritis. The effects are fairly specific to different types of arthritis, which is why it is important to know what type of arthritis you have.
- Complementary Therapies When medications prescribed by your doctor don’t seem to work, many people turn to complementary therapies such as Meditation or Cold Laser Therapy.
Cold Laser TherapyWhat is it?
Cold Laser Therapy, sometimes called LLLT or Low-level laser therapy is a non-invasive procedure that uses low-level lasers to stimulate the body’s healing mechanism.How does it work?
It works by emitting a laser light that goes deep into the skin, interacts with tissues and stimulates the body’s metabolic functions.Arthritis and Cold Laser Therapy:
Over the past 50 years, Cold Laser Therapy has been applied from In Vitro cellular studies to In Vivo animal and human studies.
In a review of six separate studies of 220 Rheumatoid Arthritis patients, Cold Laser Therapy was shown to decrease pain and morning stiffness as well as increase hand flexibility.
BioFlex Cold Laser Therapy
BioFlex Cold Laser Therapy is a type of phototherapy that has been effectively used to treat patients for a range of musculoskeletal conditions, most notably cervical and lumbar spine conditions, arthritis and repetitive stress injuries.