what is arthritis
Osteoarthritis (OA), commonly known as joint disease or degenerative arthritis, greatly impacts more than 27 million Americans and well over 4.4 million Canadians. With such a large number of Canadians already reported having OA in 2010 this number is expected to soar by 2040 reaching over 10.4 million people. Most commonly, OA affects the hips, knees, lower back, neck, and hands, but it may affect any joint in the human body. Significantly it is the most common chronic condition of the joints.
Common characteristics of osteoarthritis include inflammation of tissues surrounding joints, damaged cartilage, and bony growths around joint edges. Symptoms seem to start slowly with pain and stiffness of the joint. Furthermore, the stiffness is prominent in the morning and tends to dampen throughout the day. Other symptoms:
- Larger than usual joints of affected area.
- Recurring stiffness due to sedentary lifestyle.
- Tenderness in affected area.
- Joints have reduced range of motion.
- Joints making grating or crackly sounds during movement.
- Loss of muscle tone.
Even though the damage of osteoarthritis is irreversible, symptoms may be alleviated and/or successfully managed. Often patients can avoid the need for joint replacement!
PHOTOTHERAPY / LOW LEVEL LASER THERAPY:
The BioFlex Laser Therapy is a medical treatment that utilizes low-level lasers and/or other light sources like LEDs with specific wavelengths. The use of super luminous and laser diodes is efficient at irradiating diseases or traumatized tissue with photons. These tiny particles of energy are absorbed by cellular target molecules called photoacceptors, which results in the initiation of a cascade of complex physiological reactions. To clarify, this promotes the restoration of normal cell structure and function therefore creating a healing response.
Furthermore, Bioflex Laser Therapy is considered safe and non-invasive, painless and drug-free. There have been no reported adverse results or side effects throughout the company’s nearly 30 year history. An abundance of clinical studies have demonstrated significant benefits of using Low Level Laser Therapy/ Phototherapy, as it effectively reduces pain and inflammation caused by arthritis and further improves the microcirculation in the irradiated area. Be proactive and manage your Osteoarthritis with Bioflex Laser therapy!
So if you or loved are suffering from Arthritis than Laser could offer relief!
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