A new treatment for sports injuries

Regardless of whether you play soccer on the weekend or ice hockey for a professional league, sports injuries are a calculated risk for athletes. Traditionally, treatment for injuries varied depending on the type and severity of the injury. This is no longer necessarily the case, as a new treatment for these sports injuries offers the possibility of universal treatment: regardless of the type of injury. Moreover, the results of this new treatment are happening at the speed of light.

Laser therapy accelerates the healing process

Laser therapy uses concentrated laser light to accelerate the healing process. It is still very uncommon among pain management specialists, including chiropractors, physical therapists, orthopedic surgeons and athletic therapists. Although relatively new, the clinical results of this new therapy have been so impressive that doctors who use laser therapy can only praise its virtues. The laser can accelerate the body's healing by more than 10 times its normal rate.

The soft laser acts at the cellular level by biostimulation

"The laser light stimulates the photoreceptors in the cells, which causes biochemical cascade reactions," explains Sylvain Desforges of the TAGMED clinic. "These biochemical reactions facilitate the fight against the inflammatory process and relieve pain through the release of endorphins."

Soft laser therapy is safe

Soft laser therapy is drug-free, accelerating healing without overheating the tissue. This technology has been used in Europe for many years, but only received FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approval in the US in 2004.

Many professional athletes use laser therapy

Since then, its effectiveness has been talked about by doctors and patients alike. Professional athletes such as Lance Armstrong and professional soccer teams such as the New England Patriots use soft laser therapy to treat their sports injuries. In fact, it has been widely reported that 10 members of the Patriots were treated with laser therapy for minor injuries prior to the week they won the Super Bowl in 2004.

Laser therapy could be your last resort

There are many cases where laser therapy has been successful in resolving injuries, even after surgeries or other more traditional methods of treatment have failed. Because the laser stimulates blood flow, it has been successful in treating severe bruising in addition to musculoskeletal disorders.

Laser therapy - a preventive treatment for sports injuries

The laser is primarily used for healing and pain management for conditions such as tendonitis, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, muscle spasms and sprains. Now, trainers and athletes are using soft lasers as part of their training strategy because they can decrease recovery time by increasing tissue repair after an intense workout. And faster recovery means fewer injuries.

If you suffer from any of these 8 sports injuries :

  1. Joint pain
  2. Bursitis
  3. Tendonitis
  4. Carpal tunnel syndrome
  5. Muscle strain
  6. Sprain
  7. Inflammation
  8. Contusion

We can help you!

 

Please contact us to discuss your injuries

For more information about soft laser or long infrared therapy and the possibility of treating your injuries, you can contact us directly at our Terrebonne clinic at (450) 704-4447 or in Montreal at 1-877-672-9060.

For more information about any of our services, please visit our website, www.cliniquetagmed.com, or contact us directly. We look forward to receiving your correspondence in the near future.