How Does Laser Treatment For Sports Injuries Work?

Laser therapy uses process of photobiomodulation. Protons enter the tissue to interact with the cytochrome c complex within the mitochondria. In turn, his triggers the biological cascade that leads to increase in cellular metabolism, reducing pain and inflammation and encourage new tissue growth. Low Pulse Laser Therapy (LPL), a form of laser treatment for sports injuries, is carried out at our sports injure clinic Worthing using a safe light source, which has no harmful effects on your body. It can be used to treat a multitude of sports injuries including hamstring tears, tennis/golfers elbow, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, knee strain, cruciate ligament tears and frozen shoulder to name a few. It’s not like the lasers used in eye or cancer surgery, as it’s designed to stimulate and heal recently injured tissues and swollen joints. For your laser treatment for sports injuries, we will use one of two possible settings for laser therapy. The type of LPL we use will depend on your condition and the aims of the treatment, matching the power density to your needs.

What Is High Pulse Laser (HPL)

High pulse laser treatment is the best laser treatment for sports injuries and for ongoing chronic MSK disorders that are not responding to conventional care. High success rate for sports injury, joint stiffness, muscle spasms, including arthritis. Patients will often feel an improvement after the first session. In conditions where muscle spasm and contracture are present the patient will often feel instant pain relief.

Treatment For Acute Pain

For the laser to provide pain relief or reach deep tissues, we’ll need to use the setting for high power density. This setting works particularly well for neck pain, although we can use it for pain anywhere on your body. Our laser foot health care carried out by a specialist podiatrist in Worthing is especially popular for heel spur pain, Achilles and ankle swelling, calf pains, and our laser treatment for fungal nails can be used for other conditions too, such as verrucae and leg ulcers, treating long-term foot pain where conventional medical treatments have failed.
The lower power density setting from our laser treatment for sports injuries stimulates your cells, encouraging healing and reducing inflammation (which in turn reduces pain). This method is great for injured tendons or joint disorders, and can even be used to speed up the healing of small wounds.

What Does The Laser Treatment For Sports Injuries Course Include?

Laser therapy is a very quick procedure that’ll barely take any time out of your day. In fact, laser treatment for sports injuries only takes between 20-30 minutes. For the most effective recovery, we recommend that you have laser therapy applied at least twice a week. We’ll discuss your personal requirements in your initial consultation, arranging a laser therapy treatment plan that works for you. If you would like to find out more information about our professional and highly qualified team or more about our laser therapy, don’t hesitate to contact our team, today. We can answer any questions you may have and help to get to the bottom of your ongoing chronic pain.

Laser Treatments Frequently Asked Questions

I have an MSK disorder which isn’t responding to other treatment

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSK) are very painful to live with and can make everyday life very tricky. There are multiple types of treatment offers out there but we have found high pulse laser treatment to be the best option with a high success rate.

What is the difference between low power density and high power density?

The lower power setting stimulates your cells to promote healing and a reduction of inflammation to help with pain. The high power density setting is used to reach deep tissues and long-term pain where other medical treatments have failed.

How often will I need laser treatment?

For the best recovery, it is recommended that you have laser treatment at least twice a week. Each appointment is around 20-30 minutes and we aim to provide as little disruption to your day as possible.

Does laser treatment carry risks?

Not at all. Laser therapy is carried out using a totally safe light source and has no harmful effects on your body, making it a great option to reduce your pain.