Osteoarthritis is a form of arthritis that is progressive in nature. It is characterized by the breakdown of the cartilage in joints. This is why osteoarthritis is also known as degenerative joint disease or “wear and tear” arthritis. It is most commonly found in the larger, weight-bearing joints, including the knees, hips, and spine. The shoulders can also be susceptible to the slow onset of arthritic change. Osteoarthritis is common in people over 60 years of age, but it can also affect younger people, particularly if they have had an injury or surgery.
When osteoarthritis is present, it can cause chronic, consistent pain in the joints. This condition is activity painful throughout the day, and when this pain is severe, it can affect all activities. Simple, everyday tasks like walking or raising your arms above your head can be extremely difficult.
The treatment options for osteoarthritis are limited and can include invasive surgery procedures or the use of medications. Carlton Chiropractic offers a new approach to treating arthritis pain using their state-of-the-art LCT 1000 Laser Therapy. To determine if your condition will benefit from the use of this therapy, X-rays of the affected joints will be taken and examined to study the underlying joint degeneration. From there, a determination is made on a plan for your care. The LCT-1000 employs laser technology for the following purposes:
The LCT-1000 is approved by the FDA to treat arthritis in pain anywhere in the body. To learn more about this state-of-the-art arthritis therapy treatment, please contact the office today.