Knee Pain Relief Using Laser Therapy – Too Good To Be True or Viable Option?


No one can believe it’s real! How can we live in a world where there is an FDA cleared device that carries no significant risk that really helps alleviate pain? It all just seems too good to be true so at our seminars, we do a demonstration. We ask for a volunteer who has knee pain to show us their range of motion through simple movements and to describe their pain on a scale of one to ten.

We choose knees for two reasons. One, most everyone has some kind of knee pain. Based on a 2009 survey there are approximately 2 million people suffering from osteoarthritis, and the knee is commonly involved. 4.5 million Americans have had at least one total knee replacement. That is 4.7% of all people over the age of 50! It’s big business in the US. The weeks out of work and the time for rehabilitation and the inherent risks of surgery have people looking for alternatives.

The second reason is knees respond quickly to the laser. A patient will notice relief and improved range of motion immediately after treatment pretty much every time. We have them move around and show the audience their improvement. For this doctor of 25 years, it is nothing short of a miracle every time! That is why we can treat someone confidently in the audience. Veterinarians use lasers on dogs, cats, and horses. It is not a placebo!

The real substance of what we do, however, is getting results that last longer than a few hours or days. That is where CuraLase brings its eight years of treating patients in real time with its unique, patented Class IIIb laser that does not burn or damage tissue. It is therapeutic, meaning it stimulates repair of tissue. It does no damage and has the FDA clearance to back it up. By the time a patient gets to us, they have had some injections which helped for a time or not at all and some physical therapy. Many of our patients even come to us with the artificial joint in place but still having significant pain. Mostly people are at the end of their rope with debilitating knee pain and contemplating surgery.

We evaluate everyone and see how best to help them. The laser treats all tissue in its path through the process of photobiostimulation. Muscles, bones, tendons, nerves—everything—gets stimulated. With the energy put into the tissue, the area is now on a path of healing and repair. CuraLase treatment promotes improved function in the growth, replication and repair of cells.

Over time we hope to see less and less patients requiring knee replacements and getting more years out of the natural joints they were born with. We have treated over 6,000 patients over the past eight years and know what works for the majority. We have used the knowledge garnered over time to get extraordinary results.

Imagine treating your knee and not needing surgery or chronic pain medications. This is our goal every time, and it is a miracle that is a pleasure for this doctor to witness!

Susan Pinsky, MD MPH