By Jeff Sheppard 09 Aug 2023 no comment 250 Views

What conditions can be treated with laser therapy?

Carpal tunnel syndrome, rotator cuff injuries, tennis elbow, and bruising are four conditions that laser therapy can treat.  We’ll talk about those four next week, as well as rheumatoid arthritis.

This week, we’ll talk about some of the most common reasons for laser therapy.

Muscle Strains

Are you active on a regular basis?  Maybe you play on a sports team, or enjoy working out solo.  Perhaps you like to go hiking, biking or swimming.

Exercise is good for you!  However, it puts you at risk for muscle strains and other sports injuries.  That does not mean “stop being active!”  It means to support your body.

Professional sports players go for laser therapy.  Firstly, laser therapy reduces inflammation and pain from sports injuries.  Secondly, it promotes production of collagen, cartilage and muscle cells.

Physical activity may put wear and tear on your body, but laser therapy can help you to recover from it.

Degenerative Osteoarthritis

Arthritis is often painful and restrictive.  Typical causes of degenerative osteoarthritis include wear and tear, trauma, or disease of cartilage around a joint.  Laser therapy can also reduce the pain and inflammation associated with arthritis.


Acutely overloading a tendon can cause tendonitis.  During strenuous exercise, an Achilles tendon can be loaded with up to ten times a person’s weight.  Therefore, micro-tears and inflammation result from excessive overload.  Laser therapy helps to reduce inflammation.  Additionally, it promotes healing of the micro-tears.

Laser therapy also benefits people with ligament and tendon tears!

Chronic Spinal Conditions

If your back pain doesn’t respond to conventional methods of pain relief, you owe it to yourself to try laser therapy.  Laser therapy supports your body.  It also stimulates the cells to promote healing.  You may find a significant reduction of pain from laser therapy.  Some people find complete relief.

Do any of those four conditions sound familiar?

If they do, call Sheppard Chiropractic Centre at (506) 635-8182 or (506) 847-7172.

If you’re not already a patient, we are accepting new clients!

Finally, laser therapy treats more health issues than just these four conditions.  In conclusion, come back next week to learn four more conditions that laser therapy can treat.

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