Laser Therapy in sports helps with pain management for athletes and helps them recover faster so that they can continue their training.
Sports injury rehabilitation is all about getting back in the game quickly and with optimal health. A relatively new tool for the treatment of sports injuries is finding global success, and it is doing so in a fast, efficient way. In fact, Dr. Oz has called it the “no-pill pain buster.”
Trauma from sports injuries causes damage to the cells that make up soft tissues. These damaged cells release chemicals that provoke a natural inflammatory response in the body, which result in redness, swelling, warmth and pain in the injured area. Persistent or recurrent inflammation can predispose athletes to early-onset arthritis or degenerative changes in their joints. This condition can affect the weekend warrior to the elite athlete.
It is not easy to control pain caused by overuse injuries what athletes have during sports activities. Because, athletes are not able to take enough rest for treatment caused by continued training.
What conditions can be treated with Laser Therapy?
Laser Therapy can be used to treat a broad range of medical conditions, including musculoskeletal problems, arthritis, sports injuries, wounds, chronic and degenerative conditions, and dermatological problems. Please hit this link for the comprehensive list of conditions treated with laser: Conditions treated with LLLT
How long does a treatment take?
Treatments can last between 15 minutes to over 1 hour depending on the condition and area being treated. These time frames are based on very specific protocols set out by your clinician to maximize the benefits in the shortest period of time.
How many treatments are needed?
The number of treatments will vary with regard to the individual problem as every patient and condition responds to Laser Therapy uniquely. In a recent clinical report on over 1,000 patients treated with the BioFlex Professional Laser Therapy System, patients averaged slightly less than 10 treatments to resolve their condition. In some patients, 1 treatment may be sufficient; however, on average, 3-25 treatments are required. In some cases, additional maintenance treatments may be recommended. Like many other modalities, the total number of treatments depends on the age, severity, chronicity, and nature of the condition as well as factors regarding the patient’s age, overall health, and even exercise levels.