At Laser Medicine we work with therapeutic laser for sports injuries, and continually see the benefits when addressing acute injuries to reduce pain and speed up healing, and to resolve chronic injuries that have developed over time. We use a K Laser Cube Class 4 Therapeutic Laser, which is an advanced therapeutic laser system, which provides the optimum wavelengths and appropriate energy density to deliver a powerful solution for sports injuries, in both professional and amateur sporting environments.
Therapeutic laser energy penetrates deep into musculoskeletal tissues and accelerates cell metabolism by increasing blood flow, nutrients absorption, and cell division, and by improving the excretion of waste products. As a result, bones, skin, tendons, ligaments and muscles are repaired faster with reduced inflammation, scarring and pain.
Our therapeutic laser service for sports injuries administers selected wavelengths of light to stimulate key molecules in human tissues. Decades of medical research has identified the wavelengths, energy levels and frequencies the positively stimulate cellular metabolism, to accelerate and enhance the body’s own healing and reparative ability.
In brief these optimal therapeutic wavelengths are as follows:
- 970nm: This wavelength is able to absorb most of the water contained in the body and a large part of the energy delivered by the therapeutic laser for sports injuries is transformed into heat. Deep tissue layers thus create temperature gradients at a cellular level and boost microcirculation thanks to an increase in the oxygen provided to the cells.
- 905nm: This wavelength is most readily absorbed by haemoglobin, water, melanin and Cytochrome C oxidase, making more oxygen available to the cells, which accelerates healing within the cellular tissue.
- 800nm: Cytochrome C oxidase is the last enzyme in the respiratory chain that determines the amount of oxygen to be turned into ATP (adenosine triphosphate), according to cellular efficiency. Enzymes are better absorbed by the 800nm wavelength – an ATP molecule is generated for each oxygen-reduction cycle accomplished. The photon absorption accelerates such processes, while increasing ATP production.
- 660nm: This wavelength is perfectly absorbed by the melanin contained in the skin, which guarantees absorption at the most superficial tissue layers. This promotes excellent results for therapeutic laser for sports injuries in the case of wound healing, as the light both inhibits bacterial proliferation and increases cellular growth.
In the case of Class 4 therapeutic laser for sports injuries, the power of the laser is so low that it will not cause a thermal reaction within the skin or tissue, and yet will distribute the healing wavelengths of red and infrared light into skin tissue in the most effective and targeted way. This means for higher energy doses in shorter periods of time, and incredibly targeted light which penetrates deep into the tissue, with coherent beams of light, exactly where it is required.
At Laser Medicine we always refer to clinical studies to make our decisions. For the effectiveness of therapeutic laser on a host of medical conditions, we know that it is only when laser moves in the realm of Class 3b and Class 4 therapeutic laser that significant results are achieved. For example, there is a lack of clear information for the consumer at the moment, as manufacturers of low cost red light LED devices are citing clinical trials carried out with laser (class 3b and class 4) which is misleading at best.
In summary, the most beneficial effects of therapeutic laser for sports injuries include:
- Anti-inflammatory (reduces inflammation).
- Analgesic effect (reduces pain).
- Enhanced local circulation (blood flow).
- Stimulation of immune system.
- Improved local nerve function.
- Faster tissue repair with minimal scarring in wounds, burns, injuries and post-surgery.
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