Laser Therapy Medical Applications

The potential for medical application of low intensity lasers exists in a great number of medical fields.

The musculoskeletal problems most effectively treated are:

General

• repetitive stress injury
• carpal tunnel syndrome
• rotator cuff tear
• fibromyalgia
• reflex sympathetic dystrophy
• temporomandibular joint problems (TMJ)

Injuries

• ligament and tendon tears
• fractures with associated soft tissue injuries
• facet syndrome
• contusions
• bulging and herniated discs

Inflammatory

• tendonitis
• myositis
• synovitis
• bursitis
• plantar fasciitis
• rheumatoid arthritis

Degenerative

• osteoarthritis
• chondromalacia patella
• discogenic and vertebrogenic radiculopathy
• calcifications (e.g. bone spurs)

Other Applications

• wound healing
• dermal ulcers:

  1. venous stasis
  2. atherosclerotic
  3. contact
  4. diabetic

• burns:

  1. thermal
  2. chemical
• lymphedema
• dermatology:

  1. shingles
  2. dermatitis
  3. psoriasis
  4. • gout
    • sinusitis

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If you want to know more about what the laser therapy experience please read the Laser Therapy Patient Directives