Cold laser therapy is also known as Low-Level Laser Therapy has been used to decrease pain and heal muscles and bones.
It works by targeting the tissue with specific wavelengths of light. The light emitted from the machine triggers biochemical changes within cells and promotes healing. It also helps to eliminate pain and swelling. The cold laser light therapy induces pulses that can stimulate your pain or trigger points the same way needles do, but without piercing the skin.
Cold laser therapy can treat patients who suffer from a variety of both acute and chronic conditions.
Patients with sports injuries including tennis elbow, muscle sprains and strains, tendinitis or bursitis, knee, and joint pain, and general neck and back pain or tension can also be treated with laser light therapy.
It also includes patients with acute injuries from accidents, osteoarthritis, and chronic knee or ankle pain.
Cold laser therapy is not limited to pain relief. Some studies have shown that it could also trigger tissue growth or increase blood flow to the affected areas. As the cells heal, they release chemicals like endorphins, which limit pain.
By kickstarting the healing process, cold laser therapy may have more far-reaching impacts on the immune system. And research shows that it decreases sensitivity in injured areas, which increases the patient’s tolerance of other therapeutic techniques in treatment.