Are you suffering from a sporting related injury?
Sports injuries are commonly caused by:
- Over use;
- Direct impact; and
- An application of force greater than the body part can structurally withstand.
Common injuries include bruises, sprains, strains, and joint injuries.
Medical investigation is important, as leaving an injury untreated can have severe long-term consequences.
There are two kinds of sports injuries: acute and chronic.
An injury that occurs suddenly, such as a sprained ankle caused by an awkward landing, is known as an acute injury.
Chronic injuries are acute injuries which have been untreated or re-injured. Poor technique and structural abnormalities can also contribute to the development of chronic injuries.
Medical investigation of any sports injury is important, because you may be hurt more severely than you think. For example, what seems like an ankle sprain may actually be a bone fracture.
Some of the more common sports injuries that Cold Laser Pain Relief can help with, include:
- Achilles Tendon Injury
- AC Joint Injury (acromioclavicular)
- Ankle sprain / injury
- Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury
- Cuts and Abrasions
- Calf Strain
- Groin Strain
- Hamstring Strain
- Knee Joint Injuries
- Meniscus Injury
- Plantar Fascitis
- Quadriceps Contusion (corked thigh)
- Rotator Cuff Injury
- Tennis Elbow
- Shin Pain
- Soft Tissue Injury
Soft tissue injuries
When soft tissue experiences trauma, the dead and damaged cells release chemicals which initiate an inflammatory response. Inflamation is characterised by pain, localised swelling, heat, redness and a loss of function. Small blood vessels are damaged and opened up, producing bleeding within the tissue. In the body’s normal reaction, a small blood clot is formed in order to stop this bleeding and from this clot special cells (called fibroblasts) begin the healing process by laying down collagen.
The inflammatory stage is therefore the first phase of healing. However, too much of an inflammatory response in the early stage can mean that the healing process takes longer and a return to activity is delayed. Sports injury treatments are intended to minimise the inflammatory phase of an injury, so that the overall healing process is accelerated.
Cold Laser has been scientifically proven to be helpful in accelerating this process, and only a few treatments may be needed, if the soft tissue injury is attended to early.
Four well accepted effects of laser on tissue are:
- Biostimulation / Tissue Regeneration;
- Reduction of Inflammation;
- Analgesia; and
- Enhanced Immune Function / Anti-microbial.
Here is how Cold Laser Pain Relief can help you:
Combined with extensive history taking, we determine the underlying cause of your injury. We then design your treatment programme, incorporating the use of Laser Light Technology.
Treatment for Sports Injuries is available at the Cold Laser Pain Relief clinic in Walkerville, Adelaide. We have been applying cold laser therapy here in Adelaide since it was used effectively on our founder in 1998.
If you are constantly feeling overwhelmed by niggling injuries that don’t seem to go away, contact us today to make an appointment to assess your personal condition.
You don’t need a referral, just fill out the contact form.