Laser therapy is an alternative treatment that consists of directing a electromagnetic light beam to a particular area of the body for therapeutic purposes.
This is a totally innocuous technique for the skin that doesn’t feel uncomfortable or causes any side effects.
Laser therapy application provides several benefits in pain relief, reduction of inflammation and improvement of overall health.
Laser therapy favors the electrolytic exchanges between the cell and the external environment through the cell membrane, since the laser beam acts directly on the cell membrane and on the mitochondria.
This is a treatment indicated especially for the pain relief, since it increases the threshold of excitation of the nerve terminals that transmit pain signals.
Due to the increase in temperature of the affected area, during the application of a laser therapy, cellular metabolic activities increase and a better vasodilation is achieved.
In general, the laser instruments used in therapies are the small size flashlight and the application of its light beam is made directly on the affected area for about 40 or 50 seconds.
The duration of the application time will depend on the extension of the area to be treated and the intensity and type of the beam of light that is used.
The main effects achieved through the use of laser therapy are, first of all, analgesics, as they increase the person’s ability to withstand pain.
This therapy has anti-inflammatory effects, transforming prostaglandins into prostacyclines, which increase blood microcirculation, favoring blood flow and decongesting tissues.
Laser therapy is a biostimulant practice, thanks to the stimulation of the metabolism that causes accelerates the healing of ulcers and sores. In addition, it acts directly in the repair of any type of muscle damage where surgical intervention is not possible.
The application of a laser therapy reactivates the microcirculation. That is, it increases lymphatic drainage and has a marked anti-inflammatory action.
Its application has a great capacity to relieve contractures, thanks to the thermal effect and the gradual increase in the metabolic processes that occur in the body when the treatment is applied.
Indications of laser therapy
- Capsulitis and bursitis
- Tissue tears
- Ulcerative processes
- Varicose processes
Applications of laser therapy
Laser therapy is recommended especially for those cases in which tendinitis is suffered or for those others in which it is necessary to relieve sprains or bruises.
It is specifically indicated for osteoarthritis, bruises, ulcers and sores and its objective is not to “warm up” but to eliminate pain or discomfort, in order to allow the cell to recover its balance.
It is not indicated for pains along the spine, rachialgia, and is contraindicated specifically during pregnancy, if a malignant tumor has been detected or in people with epilepsy.
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