Laser therapy is painless and can be tailored to your specific injury. Doctors choose the power range of the therapy for more versatile treatments. A lower dose would be more effective for a bony area, like a shin splint, while a sprained hamstring would require a higher dose. The device works by infrared light, which creates a warming effect on the surface, but at the same time penetrates the tissue with a frequency specific wave-form. This particular wave-form of infrared light has been scientifically proven to excite the mitochondria within the cell membranes and increase the overall ATP production exponentially.
Think of laser therapy as an internal massage for your cells. It also encourages red blood cell circulation to the damaged tissue, which leads to better oxygenation. This reduces your pain and inflammation and enhances the ability of your body to heal itself.
Treatments are done quickly, usually within 5-10 minutes. The number of treatments needed for optimum pain relief will vary based upon the severity of your condition, but many patients obtain long-lasting relief after only a few treatments.