Tissue repair – improves speed and quality of regeneration of skin; muscle; tendon; ligament, bone and neural tissue.
Function – lymph vessels move more fluid, muscle fatigue reduced.
How it works
The effects of LLLT are photochemical (like photosynthesis in plants). When the correct intensity and treatment times are used red and near infrared light reduces oxidative stress and increases ATP. This improves cell metabolism and reduces inflammation.
In the last 3 years, five systematic reviews have found to be in favour of LLLT:
1. BMJ (British Medical Journal) systematic review of surgical and conservative interventions for frozen shoulder “strong evidence” for LLLT. 2010
2. The International Association for the Study of Pain found “strong evidence” for LLLT on myofascial pain syndrome. 2010
3. American Physical Therapy Association guidelines recommend LLLT for Achilles tendonitis. 2010