Class IV Laser or "photobiomodulation" is the use of wavelengths of red and near-infrared lights to create therapeutic effects. These effects include, but are not limited to, improved healing time, pain reduction, increased circulation, decreased swelling and vasodilation. Laser has been proven for clinical conditions like Pain, Inflammation, Arthritis, Tendonitis, Neuroma, Nerve Pain, Joint Pain, Degenerative Joint Disease/ Rheumatoid Arthritis of any joint, especially the ankle, Achilles Tendonitis, Plantar Fascitis, any type of inflammatory disease or condition.
In addition to simple back and neck pain, the laser therapy has been utililized for a number of inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, tendonitis and sprains. The number of conditions that have been notably increased in the usage of this therapy include, but not limited to, carpal tunnel syndrome, wound management, shoulder and neck injuries, muscle and joint, as well as a long list of others.
During Laser Therapy, the laser light interacts with tissues at the cellular level, and metabolic activity increases within the cell vastly improving the transport of nutrients across the cell membrane. This initiates the release of nitric oxide that leads to a cascade of beneficial effects, increasing cellular function and health.
Laser therapy is proven to biostimulate tissue repair and promote growth. The laser accelerates wound healing, and decreases inflammation, pain and scar tissue formation as welll as producing singlet oxygen which destroys infections and virtually free of side effects.