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Laser therapy for alternative pain treatment using light beams

In a targeted fashion, focused beams of light from the laser penetrate into superficial or deep tissue layers to relieve pain.

In modern medicine, various lasers are used for gently and carefully treating various symptoms of illness and relieving pain using rectified, monochromatic and coherent light. Irradiation with light of a special wavelength and radiation intensity activates metabolic processes in the cells. The photobiomodulating light rays penetrate the skin and can thus stimulate even deep tissue layers.

Gentle and careful pain treatment using laser therapy

Laser therapy is a gentle and careful form of treatment in orthopaedics which uses the effect of photobiomodulation with special red and near-infrared light waves. The wavelength of the light is crucial for the therapy of musculoskeletal diseases, as it affects the penetration depth and effect. Laser beams consist of a special form of light and can be well focused on the treatment site.

The effect of light rays on the body

The mode of action of laser beams on the body is described in terms of an acceleration of cell proliferation. It helps to improve and increase cell metabolism by about 150%. The treated cells are enriched with energy, resulting in a bio-stimulating effect. After the therapy, increased cell activity and an increase in the concentration of enzymes are recorded.

In addition, venous microcirculation and lymphatic drainage are stimulated, leading to improved wound healing. The increase in the pain threshold (analgesic effect) contributes to pain reduction.

Laser therapy for the alternative treatment of pain in joints and tendons

Laser therapy can be used to alternatively treat and relieve various types of pain in joints and tendons. These include:

  • symptoms of tendinosis of the Achilles tendon (Achilles tendinopathy) such as pain, stiffness or limited mobility in the upper ankle joint.
  • osteoarthritis
  • chronic back and neck pain
  • sports injuries
  • subacromial impingement syndrome of the shoulder
  • epicondylitis (tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow)
  • trauma to the musculoskeletal, ligament and tendon system
  • wound healing disorders
  • rheumatic complaints
  • headaches
  • torn muscle fibres
  • sprains and strains

Painless treatment using laser therapy

Treatment with light rays of a special wavelength in laser therapy is completely painless and at the same time efficient. The laser stimulates specific areas of the body to expose them to a local stimulus. The tissue responds with a positive change in its cell structure. Laser therapy relieves pain at the point of origin and supports the body’s self-healing powers without the use of medication.

Consultation appointment for laser therapy

Contact us, so that we can decide together whether a laser therapy is suitable for you. The orthopaedist will draw up a treatment plan with you and clarify the costs of the therapy. Our team in Wolgast will be happy to answer your questions and make an appointment. You also have the option of making an appointment online via our calendar.