An Insight into Use of Laser in Physiotherapy
LASER is an abbreviated form of Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Light from a laser, unlike most light sources, is tuned to particular wavelengths. The way it is used lets the light get concentrated into intense beams. As laser light is very powerful, so it is used to cut steel and even shape diamonds.
Laser is extensively used in surgery and physiotherapy as well. There are several advantages of using laser in surgery as it allows the surgeons to be more precise by staying focused on a small particular area and thus, avoid damaging the surrounding tissues by mistake. Such therapy causes almost no pain and swelling.
Due to an array of advantages that laser therapy offers, physiotherapists in Gurgaon are now using it in their own field in order to relieve pain and heal wounds quicker than any traditional form of physiotherapy can do. One should keep in mind that laser therapy comes at a price and requires a repeated application for a complete cure.
How does laser therapy work?
As soon as we hear the word ‘laser’, an image of a beam of light focusing on a particular object or cutting through a hard metal comes into our mind. Laser finds extensive application both in industrial sectors as well as the medical fields. And when it comes to the medical field, low-level laser therapy (also known as cold laser therapy) is used to heal body tissues without causing much discomfort and pain.
Laser being a focused and powerful beam of light, it is widely used by the physiotherapy professionals since the 80’s. The physiotherapists use lasers in a wider range of medical conditions. Laser cuts through only a few millimetres but produces a significant impact on tissue healing. Laser is also found to reduce inflammation, relieve pain, improve blood flow, stimulate tissue generation and wound healing.
According to researches, the laser can be used to combat inflammation just like other effective anti-inflammatory medicines. Physiotherapists in Gurgaon use High Power laser therapy to treat chronic and/or acute soft tissue injuries. The application includes but is not restricted to rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, tendinopathy (Achilles and Tennis Elbow) thoracic pain, neck joints, trigger points, would healing and jaw soreness.
Who should not go for laser therapy?
Though laser therapy is almost painless and extremely safe, some patients are not considered the right candidates for the treatment. Poor health often outdoes the advantage of laser physiotherapy and increases the risk of mild to severe complications. Laser therapy should be avoided for certain skin problems and health conditions. If you intend to undergo laser physiotherapy, consult with the professional to be sure if the advantages outweigh the potential risks.
How to prepare for laser physiotherapy?
If you are the right candidate for laser physiotherapy in Gurgaon, it is important to make a schedule to undergo the treatment. You should have a plan to make sure that there is enough time for your recovery. As you need to visit the physiotherapist’s clinic for the treatment, make sure that someone is ready to take you back home after the session is complete. Don’t forget to ask the professional how long it will take for a full recovery.
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