A Look at Laser Therapy for Elbow Pain
Thanks to ever-evolving technology, modern chiropractors have many tools at their fingertips to help their patients recover from acute injuries and chronic conditions. If you have elbow pain and related symptoms, for example, Dr. Abdollah Nejad, D.C. at ChiroSports USA in California may recommend the use of the LightForce laser. This specialized type of laser therapy utilizes a Class IV laser—the strongest laser approved by the FDA for medical applications.
Common Causes of Elbow Pain
Elbow pain is a common medical problem that may be caused by an acute injury or repetitive use. Some acute injuries that may affect this area of the body include the following:
- Elbow dislocation
- Elbow fracture
- Sprains and strains
Other elbow-related conditions are caused by repetitive strain, such as the repetitive movements required by sports or work-related activities. These can include the following:
- Damage to the tendons (tendinopathy or “tennis elbow”)
- Compressed nerves
- Inflammation of a tendon (tendinitis)
- Inflammation of the cushion-like sacs in the joint (bursitis)
Elbow pain is often treated with medications, rest, and cold therapy. However, recovery can take a long time, and some people may experience persistent or chronic symptoms. To accelerate your healing and improve your symptoms more quickly, our providers may recommend laser therapy.
The Use of Laser Therapy for Elbow Pain
Laser therapy using the LightForce system stimulates photobiomodulation (PBM) within the targeted treatment area. PBM occurs when photons of light enter the cells, where they interact with the cells’ mitochondria. This triggers a series of bodily responses, including a more robust cellular metabolism, decreased pain, and an accelerated healing process. Laser therapy also reduces inflammation in the area.
At ChiroSports USA, our team uses the LightForce laser therapy system for a wide variety of medical complaints, including elbow pain. We can customize the treatment to suit the patient’s particular needs and condition. In some cases, our providers use passive or active motion (movement of the arm/elbow) to increase the effectiveness of the treatment. Each treatment session takes just a few minutes, and our patients are able to experience significant symptom relief and a faster overall recovery time.
Laser Therapy in Union City and Pleasanton
At ChiroSports USA, we’re proud to offer the state-of-the-art LightForce laser therapy system to our patients. Dr. Abdollah Nejad, D.C. and his team develop customized laser therapy treatment plans for each patient, with an eye toward restoring maximum function, rapidly relieving symptoms, and optimizing overall wellness. If you would like to request an appointment, please call our office in Union City at (510) 475-1858 or our clinic in Pleasanton at (925) 462-2225.