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Sports Injuries

Low Level Laser Therapy is effective in treating sports injuries

Low Level Laser Therapy helps treat Sports Injuries

Sports injuries

Sports Injuries can benefit from  Low Level Laser Therapy

Low Level Laser Therapy is effective in treating sports injuries, including muscle/ligament/tendon tears, sprains, strains, and tendonitis.

It helps reduce pain, inflammation, and swelling, while also promoting tissue repair and accelerating the healing process.

Athletes often use Low Level Laser Therapy to recover faster from injuries and improve their performances.

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Sports Injury Ankle Injury can be treated with Low Level Laser Therapy

Enhanced Tissue Repair and Cell Growth

LLLT works at the cellular level, stimulating the mitochondria, the powerhouse of the cell, to increase the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP).

This enhanced ATP production boosts cell metabolism, thereby accelerating the repair of damaged tissues.

This is crucial for athletes who need a quick recovery from muscle strains, ligament sprains, and other soft tissue injuries.

Reduction of Inflammation

Inflammation is a common response to injury, but excessive inflammation can delay healing and increase pain.

LLLT has anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce swelling and inflammation, promoting a more conducive environment for healing.

This is particularly beneficial for injuries like tendinitis or bursitis, which are characterised by inflamed tissues.

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Image of sore knee to highlight of Low Level Laser Therapy for Pain Relief

Pain Relief

LLLT can induce analgesic effects, helping to manage pain without the need for medications.

It does this by reducing inflammation, which is a source of pain, and by stimulating the release of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers.

This aspect of LLLT is especially appealing to athletes who are looking for non-pharmacological pain management options.

Improved Vascular Activity

LLLT can enhance the formation of new capillaries in damaged tissue from sports injury.

This speeds up the healing process by improving blood circulation.

This increased blood flow delivers more oxygen and nutrients to the injured area, facilitating the repair process and reducing recovery time

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Image of man and woman stretching to highlight how LLLT can increase collagen production in the human body

Increased Collagen Production

Collagen is a vital protein for the repair of connective tissues.

Low Level Laser Therapy has been shown to stimulate collagen production.

Collagen is essential for healing tendons, ligaments, and muscles.

Increasing collagen synthesis, helps strengthen and elasticise these tissues, reducing the risk of future sports injuries.

Flexibility and Range of Motion

By reducing inflammation and stimulating tissue repair, LLLT can help restore flexibility and range of motion more quickly after sports injuries.

This is critical for athletes who need to maintain or regain their performance levels post-injury.

Treatment Protocol

2 times per week for 4-10 sessions
Image highlighting the benefits of Low Level Laser Therrap for improving flexibility.