Class 4 Laser therapy Laser Therapy/ MLS laser speeds up the recovery process and relieves inflammation and pain associated with many foot/leg conditions.
What can Laser therapy treat?
Arthritis and Bursitis
Sprains and Strains
…. And more
Will it hurt?
The laser was designed to treat conditions without an excessive thermal effect, resulting in a treatment that almost all patients report as painless.
Benefits of Laser Therapy
Biological effects of Laser therapy
Laser therapy has an anti-edema effect as it causes vasodilatation, and also activates the lymphatic drainage system (drains swollen areas). As a result, there is a reduction in swelling caused by bruising or inflammation.
Laser therapy has a high beneficial effect on nerve cells which blocks pain transmitted by these cells to the brain, which decreases nerve sensitivity. Also, due to less inflammation, there is less edema and less pain.
Accelerated Tissue Repair and Cell Growth
Photons of light from lasers penetrate deeply into tissue and accelerate cellular reproduction and growth. The laser light increases the energy available to the cell so that the cell can take on nutrients faster and get rid of waste products. As a result of exposure to laser light, the cells of tendons, ligaments and muscles are repaired faster.
Improved Vascular activity
Laser light will significantly increase the formation of new capillaries in damaged tissue which speeds up the healing process, closes wounds quickly, and reduces scar tissue. Additional benefits include acceleration of vessel formation, which causes temporary vasodilatation, an increase in the diameter of blood vessels.
Increases Metabolic activity
Laser therapy creates higher outputs of specific enzymes, greater oxygen and food particle loads for blood cells.
Reduced Fibrous Tissue Formation
Laser therapy reduces the formation of scar tissue following tissue damage from cuts, scratches, burns or surgery.
Improved Nerve Function
Slow recovery of nerve functions in damaged tissue can result in numbness and impaired limbs. Laser light will speed up the process of nerve cell reconnection and increase the amplitude of action potentials to optimize muscle action.
Laser light has a direct effect on immunity status by stimulation of immunoglobines and lymphocytes. Laser therapy is absorbed by chromophores (molecule enzymes) that react to laser light. The enzyme flavomono-nucleotide is activated and starts the production of ATP (adenosine-tri-phosphate), which is the major carrier of cell energy and the energy source for all chemical reactions in the cells.
Faster wound healing
Laser light stimulates fibroblast development in damaged tissue (fibroblasts are the building blocks of collagen, which is predominant in wound healing).
Collagen is the essential protein required to replace old tissue or to repair tissue injuries. As a result, laser therapy is effective on open wounds and burns.
A metaanalysis about plantar fasciitis found ” LLLT in patients with PF significantly relieves the heel pain and the excellent efficacy lasts for 3 months after treatment.”