Laser is an acronym for ‘light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation’. In more simple terms, this means a device that produces light of a specific wave length. These properties can be useful when treating conditions such as osteoarthritis, ligament injuries, soft tissue injuries, and more generalised pain management.
One of the known benefits of laser is to stimulate cells to multiply quicker thereby speeding up the healing process and repairing tissue damage. Laser acts by penetrating the area of treatment where the light is converted into useful energy.
Laser also aids in reducing inflammation and increasing collagen formation, which can both be effective in improving healing of tendons and ligaments. Furthermore, laser therapy can stimulate blood flow to the desired area to allow for faster healing and restorative function.