Treatment plans for mild, moderate and severe Arthritis, usually focus on maintenance of pain and inflammation, rather than complete resolution.
Deep Tissue Laser Therapy presents a great option for people looking for a drug-free, non-invasive treatment option that is particularly effective for treating the pain and inflammation related to Arthritis
Recommended – treatment every two days for 6-10 days.
Epicondylitis (Golfers/Tennis Elbow)
Epicondylitis is a common condition, notoriously difficult to treat and resolve. Cortisone shots are common treatment for this condition, and offer temporary relief of pain and inflammation at the injection site. However, these treatments have side effects, and don’t facilitate long-term relief or resolution.
Physical therapy frequently results in positive outcomes. Depending on the situation one great tool to help Physical Therapists increase the frequency of these positive outcomes is Deep Tissue Laser Therapy.
Deep Tissue Laser Therapy has been shown to effectively treat this condition, without side-effects, by promoting long-term relief from the symptoms associated with chronic Epicondylitis.
It can additionally be used to treat areas other than the direct site of pain, which is especially helpful in chronic cases that frequently see the development of satellite pain sites
Recommended – most cases require 8-10 treatment sessions.
Most people have either suffered from plantar fasciitis themselves or have known someone who has. It can be an extremely painful condition that patients struggle to find relief from. Treatment options range from orthotics such as inserts, splints, and boots, to medications such as aspirin or even opioids. Patients can also engage in certain exercises to help stretch and strengthen the area.
Physical therapy is another treatment option that is especially effective when coupled with DTL Therapy. The laser helps to reduce the pain and inflammation quickly to enhance the positive effects from the physical therapy. The laser can also be used to relieve inflammation in areas such as the calf and hip, which may either be contributing to or affected by the initial condition.
Application of the massage ball on the calf and soles is very helpful in delivering laser energy and manual therapy to troublesome trigger points that refer pain to the foot.
Recommended – typically, 6-10 treatment sessions are advised.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition in which there is pressure on the median nerve, which can lead to numbness, tingling, weakness or muscle damage in the hand and fingers. The median nerve provides feeling and movement to the “thumb side” of the hand (the palm, thumb, index finger, middle finger and thumb side of the ring finger). The tunnel is very sensitive to swelling, irritation and compression from repetitive microtraumatic movements.
DT Laser excites the kinetic energy within cells by transmitting healing stimuli known as photons. The skin absorbs these photons via a photochemical effect, not photothermal; therefore, it does not cause heat damage to the tissues.
Once photons reach the cells of the body, they promote a cascade of cellular activities. More information is available on this weblink: https://www.dynamicchiropractic.com/mpacms/dc/article.php?id=56321
Average laser therapy protocols are 6-10 total sessions