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 cold, but because it does not produce heat. Cold laser therapy is very effective, but unfortunately the large machines used to deliver this type of therapy are expensive. This may be the reason you don’t see large cold laser therapy machines in every doctor’s or chiropractor’s office. However, there are less expensive models out there for a reasonable price (under $50 for pen-style cold lasers, in a lot of cases).
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. Veterinarians use cold laser therapy on their patients with great efficacy. Cold laser therapy is an effective pain management tool you can use at home, and it is even safe for small children and pets.