How low-level laser therapy can help with sports injuries
Sports injuries are usually the result of overstraining the body. With athletes often unable to rest for treatment due to continued training, these injuries can last long and the pain may be difficult to control.
Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is a common treatment for sports injuries and has been used since about 1990. Since 2006, the output level of lasers used for sports injuries has been 10W. Some conditions that can be successfully treated with LLLT include bursitis and inflammation of the tendon sheath, lateral and medial epicondylitis of the humerus, patellar tendinitis, pes anserinus bursitis, plantar fasciitis, Achilles peritonitis, and more.
Because LLLT is non-invasive, simple to administer, and comes with fewer complications than other remedies, including no concerns for athletes mindful of drug testing, it is a popular treatment for athletes.