Great results from laser therapy in hand osteoarthritis - reducing pain and improving function
Coralie is a craft enthusiastic, particularly enjoying beading work. She had heard about the Gigalaser and wanted to try out for the arthritic pain in her hands. On assessment the hands did show typical osteoarthritis changes with extensive swelling through the small joints of the hand , deformity with joint angle changes and loss of strength. We started with laser last December and after only 3 sessions Coralie was certain that the hands were definitely improved, having less pain at all times and better ability to do her beading work.
The significant effects were also noted by February by her massage therapist. Coralie has continued to have laser therapy every 2-3 weeks, with the effects lasting longer each time. Her excited " I can't believe it" is a real joy to hear as she goes into this winter with far less pain than last year. Clinically there is now minimal swelling, the progressive deformity has stopped, the fingers have regained full flexibility and she no longer takes pain medication.
If you are interested in trying this for your arthritis, we would start with an initial 45-60 minute consultation, with 4-6 sessions to follow up with treatment. Many times we will also suggest other therapy, particularly to strengthen the body to take strain off the area, or specific physiotherapy to align the body. If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment, we would love to hear from you!