The freezing cold temperatures and snowy, icy weather are (hopefully) beginning to thaw and give way to a beautiful West Coast Spring. Runners and family walks are beginning to dot neighborhood sidewalks, and local forest preserve trails are getting slightly more populated. It’s that time to stretch those creaky winter joints, breathe some fresh air into your lungs, and finally get back into shape.
But has the winter cold settled too far into your joints this year? Worried your bad knee will start acting up? That an old injury will resurface? Or perhaps your knees are already preventing you from biking along the Seawall or going for a sunshine filled jog? It might be time to book a treatment at Acubalance to experience its fast and effective laser therapy and acupuncture treatments to combat knee pain.
Low level laser therapy (LLLT) is a treatment technique that uses a process called photobiomodulation to increase ATP (cellular energy), production. An increased amount of ATP increases the amount of energy the cells have to heal injuries, regenerate healthy tissue, and speed up the healing process. It targets blood vessels, muscular tissue, tendons, ligaments, and basically anywhere an inflammatory process is occurring to increase cellular growth, promote blood circulation, decrease pain levels by increasing the body’s natural painkiller neurotransmitters (endorphins, acetylcholine, and serotonin), promote of lymph circulation, and limit damage due to the inflammatory process. All of these processes are crucial for the healing of a knee joint.
We’ve treated quite a few knee conditions here at Acubalance, ranging from rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and MCL/ACL injury with great success.