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 over a period of time.
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 Fasciitis
- Quadricep 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. Inflammation 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. The body’s normal reaction is to form a small blood clot 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 the healing process takes longer and a return to normal 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 speeding up this recovery process, and only a few treatments may be needed if the soft tissue injury is treated early.
Four well accepted effects of Cold Laser Therapy on tissue are:
- Biostimulation / Tissue Regeneration;
- Reduction of Inflammation;
- Analgesia; and
- Enhanced Immune Function.
Here is how Cold Laser Pain Relief can help you:
During your initial consultation, extensive history taking allows us to determine the underlying cause of your injury, and we can then design your specific treatment protocol, incorporating the use of Laser Light Technology.
If you constantly feel overwhelmed by niggling injuries that don’t seem to go away, contact us today and make an appointment to assess your personal condition.
Treatment for Sports Injuries is available at the Cold Laser Pain Relief clinic in Walkerville, Adelaide. Our patients have benefitted from Cold Laser Therapy since it was used effectively on our founder in 1998.
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