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How Laser Therapy Reduces Inflammation & Pain

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by | Aug 18, 2021

Laser therapy is a non-invasive treatment that has been shown to relieve pain and reduce inflammation. It’s also effective in treating soft tissue injuries, like muscle or tendon tears. So how does laser therapy work? Basically, the energy of the light causes an increase in blood circulation and healing at the site of injury by stimulating cells to produce more ATP. The result is decreased swelling and a quicker recovery time!


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What is inflammation?

Inflammation is a natural part of the body’s immune system response to infection or injury. It is characterized by pain and redness, heat, swelling tissue, and loss of function. Inflammation is usually a good thing because it protects against infections and helps heal injuries, as well as being an alarm system letting us know sometimes is wrong and needs attention. Brief periods of inflammation, for example, that last 4 to 5 after an ankle sprain is beneficial and promotes healing as pain is a signal to rest. However, chronic inflammatory conditions such as osteoarthritis and Crohn’s Disease are not beneficial and simply cause long-term unnecessary pain – in these conditions, the immune response is uncalled for.

How do you know if your condition is inflammatory?

Inflammatory conditions are generally characterised by pain, redness, swelling and loss of function. Inflammatory conditions are usually worse at rest, so at night or first thing in the morning – when the body has time to build up inflammatory cells like histamine (aks anti-histamine is an anti-inflammatory drug used to combat inflammatory conditions such as hay-fever and tennis elbow). Inflammatory conditions generally respond well to moderate exercise/movement that flushes out inflammatory cells and nourishes inflamed joints.

How does laser therapy reduce inflammation?

Laser therapy is a non-invasive, painless and drug-free modality that uses light energy to promote tissue repair. Laser therapy has been found to be effective in treating acute, subacute and chronic inflammation. This article will focus on how laser therapy reduces inflammation by stimulating the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which triggers an anti-inflammatory response.

Inflammation is one of the body’s natural responses to injury or infection; it creates an environment for healing as well as removes infectious agents from the injured site. But when there is too much inflammation, it can become harmful and damaging to tissues such as cartilage, bone or muscle fibres – this condition is referred to as “ch

What are the benefits of using laser therapy to reduce pain and inflammation?

  1. Laser therapy has long been recognised as safe.
  2. Laser therapy is pain-free, no need for painful corticosteroid injections or dry-needling.
  3. Laser therapy is a non-invasive treatment option for pain relief and inflammation.
  4. It is a highly effective way to reduce both acute and chronic pain in many patients.
  5. Laser therapy can also help with muscle spasms, chronic neck or back stiffness or strains that lead to headaches.
  6. Laser therapy sessions can be as quick as 5 minutes to see significant improvements.

Why choose laser therapy over other treatment options for reducing pain and inflammation?

In recent years, laser therapy has been gaining popularity as a treatment option for reducing pain and inflammation. Laser therapy is used to treat chronic conditions such as arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis, muscle strain and more. It works by stimulating cells to release enzymes that help reduce swelling and stimulate blood flow in the area of injury. The laser beam can be focused on specific areas or it can be applied over an entire region at once. This technology doesn’t have any side effects because it doesn’t use any drugs or invasive procedures like injections or surgery do; instead, it uses heat energy from the natural healing process of the body.

If you are looking for a way to relieve your pain without using medication every day then this is worth considering!


Laser therapy can be used to help reduce inflammation, making it a great option for those who suffer from chronic pain. Whether you have arthritis or other conditions that cause joint inflammation, the benefits of laser therapy could work well for your needs. If you want more information about how this type of treatment works and whether it would be beneficial for you, contact us today. We are happy to offer advice on what we believe will work best as an alternative therapeutic method.

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