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Mild osteoarthritis is inflammation of one or more joints, which results in pain, swelling, stiffness, and limited movement. Arthritis involves the breakdown of cartilage, our body’s natural shock absorbers, allowing for the smooth movement of joints. Without the usual amount of cartilage, the bones rub together, causing pain, swelling (inflammation), and stiffness.
Living with pain can be one of the hardest parts of having arthritis.
While not yet curable, the condition is usually manageable with a multimodal treatment approach.
The Handy Pulse Laser can be an effective home-based treatment, as part of a multimodal approach to treating mild osteoarthritis. Low level laser therapy can temporarily relieve pain, reduce swelling and increase mobility.
Low level laser therapy is a non-drug treatment used by many mild oesteoarthritis sufferers on stiff and sore hands, knees and feet.
The Handy Pulse Laser emits a pure infrared light deep into tissue and joints, producing a photochemical effect on cells, without producing heat.
Studies show the effects of low level laser therapy decreases pain and morning stiffness for mild osteoarthritis sufferers.
"There is some scientific proof that low level laser therapy can help reduce pain and swelling, particularly in the hands of people with arthritis. See your physiotherapist for more information." Arthritis Australia
There have been several clinical double-blind studies into the positive therapeutic effects of low level laser therapy for mild oesteoarthritis sufferers.
Important note for patients: This is intended as general information about mild osteoarthritis treatment, and a quick summary of some of the arthritis research. Please always consult your health professional to determine if the Handy Pulse Laser will be beneficial for you.