Laser Therapy Specialist

Orthopaedic Institute of Dayton

Orthopedic Surgeons & Foot and Ankle Specialists located in Kettering, Dayton, OH & Tipp City, OH

Laser therapy is a painless treatment that uses light energy to promote healing. If you have a joint or soft tissue condition that isn’t improving using the most conservative treatments, Orthopaedic Institute of Dayton offers expert laser therapy services that could help. These treatments are safe outpatient procedures that can assist with your recovery from sports injuries and relieve chronic arthritis pain. To benefit from their experience in laser therapy, call Orthopaedic Institute of Dayton’s Tipp City or Dayton, Ohio, office today or book an appointment online.

Laser Therapy Q & A

What is laser therapy?

Laser therapy is a safe, noninvasive treatment for the relief of musculoskeletal pain and reduction of inflammation. While inflammation has an important role in the healing process, if it doesn’t subside, it can lead to chronic pain.

Lasers use light energy at different outputs and wavelengths, which your body’s tissues absorb. The red and near-infrared light in the laser causes a physiological reaction, triggering a healing response in your damaged cells and promoting tissue regeneration.

There are several types of laser therapy for treating pain, including low-level laser therapy (LLLT) and multiwave locked system (MLS) laser therapy. However, they all have similar goals, namely stimulating cell regeneration and the development of new tissue.

Laser therapy improves your circulation, delivering higher quantities of oxygen and nutrients to the damaged tissues. An increase in blood flow also means more platelets and stem cells get to the injury, promoting better, faster healing.

What conditions can laser therapy treat?

Laser therapy could be helpful in treating numerous musculoskeletal injuries and degenerative conditions. At Orthopaedic Institute of Dayton, they use laser therapy to treat problems like:

  • Ligament injuries (sprains)

  • Tendon injuries (strains and tendinitis)

  • Back pain 

  • Neck pain

  • Sports injuries

  • Workplace injuries

  • Muscle strains and tears

  • Neuropathy (nerve pain)

  • Arthritis

  • Fractures and dislocations

Laser therapy can also assist in your recovery from orthopedic surgery by enhancing your natural repair processes.

What does laser therapy feel like?

Laser therapy is painless and many patients find it relaxing, often comparing it to a warm massage. The treatment lasts around 15 minutes.

Laser therapy starts working right away, so you should notice your pain levels going down pretty quickly. However, you might need to undergo several laser therapy sessions to achieve optimal results.

The number of laser therapy sessions you require depends on the type of condition you have, its severity, and how your body responds to the treatment. Typically, patients benefit from having two to three sessions each week for up to six weeks.

To find out how laser therapy can help heal your injuries and ease your musculoskeletal pain, call Orthopaedic Institute of Dayton today and schedule a consultation or book an appointment online.

* Individual results may vary.