Did you know that many Olympic and major league teams use laser therapy as a crucial pain management and rehabilitation tool? Both elite athletes and weekend warriors can suffer from nagging aches and pains due to sports injuries, exercise and athletic training.
Cold laser therapy is a relatively new treatment for patients with chronic or acute inflammation pain. Cold laser is also known as Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) or Photobiomodulation (PBM), and uses amplified light delivered in a narrow beam to treat a wide range of musculoskeletal aches and pains.
Unlike surgical lasers, cold lasers penetrate the skin without burning or cutting. is low-intensity laser therapy that stimulates healing while using low levels of light.
Cold laser therapy is painless and non-invasive, and can reduce the need for medication and even surgery. There are no side effects, and it helps heal injuries faster. Patients of laser therapy get improved nerve function with effective pain relief.
The typical candidate for cold laser therapy is a patient seeking a non-invasive, painless method of improving their chronic pain or wound healing. Many athletic patients use laser therapy for post-workout treatments. Laser Therapy improves blood flow in muscles, ligaments, and joints while increasing circulation, helping flush toxins, speed recovery, and minimize muscle soreness. Cold laser treatments can improve performance while reducing recovery times.
Red and infrared light is applied to the targeted area while the tissue absorbs the light causing a reaction in the damaged cell that promotes regeneration.
Cold laser surgery treats conditions such as:
- Muscle Strains and Sprains
- Neck and Back Pain
- Knee and Elbow Pain
- Muscle Spasms
- Joint Pain
- Soft Tissue Injuries
An injured athlete wants nothing more than to get back in the game as quickly as possible. Cold laser therapy helps thousands of athletes improve their performance and reduce recovery time. Cold laser therapy treats sports-related injuries more effectively than other more invasive treatment protocols.
Joint pain can affect every area of life, including an athlete's ability to perform. When other pain management methods have fallen short, laser therapy can help you heal faster. The American Hip Institute can treat your injury with comprehensive sports medicine, using cutting edge technology, including laser therapy, robotics and biologics to get you back in the game sooner.
Dr. Benjamin Domb, Founder and Medical Director at American Hip Institute, is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine and Hip Arthroscopy. Dr. Domb is rated among the Top Doctors in the USA by the NY Times, US News & World Report, and Castle Connelly.