Cold laser therapy to help treat sports injuries.
Cold laser therapy, also known as low level laser therapy, has been around for quite a while, and there’s quite a bit of research out there on the subject. It is called “cold” laser therapy not because it produces anything cold, but because it does not produce heat. Cold laser therapy is very effective at treating sports injuries because it is perfect for reducing swelling and easing the pain from sprains. Cold laser therapy is a great option for getting back into the game quickly, as it is a non invasive treatment option.
Acupuncture charts and protocols can be followed using cold laser therapy devices, eliminating the need for needles. This is great news for those of us who are “needle shy”. There are devices which can be purchased without a doctor’s prescription over the counter. To be effective, the cold laser device you use must run on a 635 manometers frequency and be less than 5 milliwatts of energy output. Most pen-style cold laser therapy devices run on batteries. You can buy three AAA rechargeable batteries and a solar charger, and you will be able to use your device indefinitely.
Cold laser therapy uses photo stimulation to reduce inflammation and increase circulation, bringing increased blood flow to an injured area of the body. This reduced inflammation is known as vasodilation, and it enables nutrients to be received into cells and toxins to be released and carried away. Arthritis is one condition that can be treated very effectively with cold laser therapy, reducing pain and inflammation immediately. Sprains, strains, tendonitis, tennis or golfer’s elbow, bursitis, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, ear aches, even acne and skin problems are effectively treated with cold laser therapy.
Many people report very good results from the use of cold laser therapy for sports injuries, joint and muscle pain. Another great option we offer our patients to help deal with injuries and weakness is ESWT.