Common causes

  • Dislocation of the kneecap
  • Direct trauma to the knee
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Inflammation

Common symptoms

The location and severity of knee pain varies depending on the cause of the problem. Signs and symptoms that can lead to knee pain:

  • Swelling and stiffness
  • Redness and warmth
  • Weakness or instability
  • Popping or cracking sounds
  • Inability to straighten the knee

Common treatment methods:

  • Physiotherapy
  • Arthroscopic surgery or knee replacement
  • Treatment with low-energy laser: PowerCure Pro

Laser therapy with PowerCure PRO

PowerCure Pro provides cutting-edge laser therapy, offering the power of professional lasers used in clinics, in a lightweight portable device that can be used from the comfort of home. With no medication required, the treatment is safe, effective and provides lasting pain relief.

PowerCure Pro’s restorative power is provided by advanced laser technology.

PowerCure Pro is placed in contact with the skin so that the photon energy can penetrate the tissues. This stimulates the body to produce adenosine triphosphate, also known as ATP, which carries energy into the cells. ATP interacts with various biomolecules inside the cells, promoting normal cell function and enhancing the body’s natural healing processes.

Low energy laser therapy (LLLT) is a treatment method that is gaining in popularity. Using lasers, we can manage pain, swelling and inflammation throughout the body. By focusing on affected tissues at the cellular level, these Class 3B medical lasers trigger beneficial physiological activities to promote healing and repair – where and when it is needed most. This results in:

  • Increased production of ATP (adenosine triphosphate)
  • Increased cell metabolism
  • Increased collagen production
  • Increased enzyme production
  • Increased protein synthesis
  • Improved blood circulation
  • Improved lymphatic flow and drainage
  • Reduced inflammation

The benefits of these therapeutic effects on dogs and cats are numerous, including accelerating healing and reducing chronic pain, as well as reducing pain, inflammation and drug consumption. LLLT has been proven to be safe and effective with no known side effects and can be safely used at home.

Treatment protocol

Please read the PowerCure Pro user manual carefully before performing any treatment. Always wear protective eyewear when using your PowerCure Pro. Do not expose others in your environment to the laser beams when treating with PowerCure Pro.

Select mode:

  • Continuous – Direct pain relief
  • Pulsed – Long-term healing & reduce inflammation

Select energy level:

  • 1 superficial – 3 deep treatment

Most dogs with knee pain and tears can follow the following protocol. The exact placement of the PowerCure Pro depends on your pet’s condition and area of pain, but a general guideline is as follows:

  1. Along the inside of the knee for 30 seconds
  2. Along the outside of the knee for 30 seconds
  3. Along the back of the knee for 30 seconds
  4. Go over each point 3 times and work up to holding the laser steady over each point for 60 seconds.
  5. For optimal results, repeat the treatment at least twice a day.

The effect varies, so continue to use your PowerCure PRO. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.