What does a therapeutic Laser treat?
- There is more published clinical and physiological evidence supporting the use of laser and LED photobiomodulation for soft tissue injuries and joint conditions than any electrotherapy modality as traditionally used by PT's / physiotherapists.
- It's considered the safest "electrotherapy" available by research experts.
- It's quick and simple to apply.
- Can be used immediately after injury, over pins, plates and bony prominences.
A therapeutic laser is a devise used for the treatment of pain and tissue repair. The Laser has several types of frequencies. Changing the frequency changes the action of the laser. It has different settings, which make it useful in the following situations
- Tendonitis and muscle injuries: It can be used to promote healing in Achilles tendon injuries. There are seven separate tendons that pass over the ankle joint. Laser therapy is helpful to speed tendon injuries and healing in muscular tears and in tendon ‘over-use’ syndromes.
- Poor Circulation: It causes the tiny muscles in the small blood vessels to relax. This allows an increase in blood flow. It is helpful then treating chilblains or foot ulcers caused by poor circulation.
- Nerve entrapment: The laser settings can be used to create two changes. Firstly it can reduce nerve conduction and therefore nerve pain. Secondly nerves are often trapped in scar tissue. Laser helps the scar tissue mature and shrink. Both actions are useful to help treat painful nerve entrapment syndromes. E.g. Morton’s neuroma and tarsal tunnel syndrome.
- Arthritic Joints: Laser treatments to arthritic joints increase flexibility and improve circulation in he joint. This promotes the release of synovial fluid into the joint space, which eases arthritic pains.