The emotional impact of osteoarthritis in the knees for people over 60 can vary, but three of the top concerns are:
Depression: Chronic pain, limitations, and the impact on daily activities can contribute to feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and depression.
Anxiety: The uncertainty of managing symptoms, fear of worsening pain, and worries about reduced mobility can trigger anxiety and feelings of unease in older adults with knee osteoarthritis.
Frustration: Dealing with daily pain, physical limitations, and the inability to engage in activities they once enjoyed can lead to frustration and a sense of loss of control.
MLS laser therapy can potentially help decrease some of the concerns and emotional impact associated with knee osteoarthritis in older adults. Here’s how MLS laser therapy may be beneficial:
- Pain management: MLS laser therapy is known to provide effective pain relief. By targeting the affected knee joint with 2 different wavelengths of laser energy, it can help reduce pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis. Alleviating pain can contribute to improved emotional well-being and reduce the fear and anxiety related to chronic pain.
- Increased mobility: MLS laser therapy has been shown to improve joint flexibility and range of motion. By reducing inflammation and promoting tissue healing, it may help individuals regain or maintain mobility in their knees. This can alleviate concerns about limited mobility, independence, and the ability to engage in daily activities with peers.
- Non-invasive approach: MLS laser therapy is a non-invasive treatment option that does not involve surgery or medication. For individuals who have fears or concerns about invasive procedures or potential side effects of medication, MLS laser therapy offers a conservative and drug-free alternative. This can provide peace of mind and alleviate worries associated with more invasive interventions.
- Enhancing quality of life: By addressing pain, improving mobility, and promoting tissue healing, MLS laser therapy can contribute to an overall improvement in the quality of life for individuals with knee osteoarthritis. This can positively impact emotional well-being, self-esteem, and reduce feelings of frustration and dependency.
Each person’s experience with knee osteoarthritis may vary depending on what stage a person may be at. At My Laser Pain Relief Centre, treatment plans are tailored to your specific needs and preferences in order to get you better faster. Schedule your appointment today and stop suffering!