Laser physiotherapy machines, also known as low-level laser therapy (LLLT) machines, use specific wavelengths of light to promote healing and reduce pain in the body. They work by increasing blood flow and oxygen to the affected area, reducing inflammation and stimulating the production of endorphins, which are natural pain-relieving chemicals.
Some common conditions that laser physiotherapy machines can be used to treat include:
- Back pain: Laser therapy can help to reduce inflammation and muscle spasms in the back, promoting healing and reducing pain.
- Joint pain: Laser therapy can help to reduce inflammation and improve mobility in the joints, such as knee, shoulder and hip.
- Soft tissue injuries: Laser therapy can help to promote healing and reduce pain in muscles, tendons and ligaments.
- Arthritis: Laser therapy can be used to reduce pain and inflammation associated with arthritis.
- Wound healing: Laser therapy can be used to promote healing of wounds and burns.
It is important to consult with a physiotherapist or a doctor before starting laser therapy, as they can help to determine if it is appropriate for you and provide guidance on how to use the machine safely and effectively.