The Injury That Just Wouldn’t Fully Heal:
Max is an athletic young man in his mid teens, who is very active in the sports of baseball and archery, as well as enjoying skateboarding with his friends. A couple of years before he first visited our clinic, Max had fallen while longboarding and injured his elbow rather severely. He fractured a bone and suffered significant cuts in the elbow area, requiring stitches. And he had to wear a cast for 6 weeks until it healed. Being an otherwise healthy young adult, the assumption was, that Max would heal quickly. And that he would soon be able to return to full activity levels without suffering any chronic elbow pain or other complications.
However to his disappointment and concern, Max realized that even a couple of years after the original injury, he still had elbow pain. And he had not regained the same full pre-injury range of motion and flexibility of his elbow joint. Although he had been declared medically “healed” from his injury, he continued to experience limitations in mobility and increasing chronic elbow pain. Especially during and after sporting activities. For example a session of baseball batting practice was typically followed by several hours of elbow pain.
His Mom Finds a Treatment for His Chronic Elbow Pain
His mom was understandably concerned, and having heard of Cold Laser Therapy, discussed it with Max and they decided to visit us at Solaj for an assessment.
Here is Max’s story and experience with Cold Laser Therapy:
Max’s Cold Laser Therapy Experience as told by his Mom
Two years ago our son Max was involved in a longboarding accident that left him with a serious elbow injury which had opened it to the bone. We assumed that after the initial stitches and treatment and over time, things would go back to normal. Unfortunately, what was occasional discomfort moved to more chronic elbow pain as we entered baseball training season.
Max was experiencing chronic elbow pain from throwing balls and playing tennis. The area around his elbow was sore to touch and he had limited range of motion. After a visit to our physician, who suggested possible physiotherapy, but wasn’t sure exactly what the best treatment might be, we decided to inquire about cold laser therapy with Dr. Mel. I had heard about Dr. Mel’s past successes with Cold Laser Therapy for both athletic injuries and some long term chronic problems, and we felt that it was our best option to pursue. We had an assessment done on Max’s elbow and were told that he would be a good candidate for the treatment. Max was open to trying, so we scheduled a first round of treatments.
After the first session Max was already noticing a difference; he remarked that it wasn’t as sore to touch the area around the elbow. By the second session he noticed a difference when throwing baseballs in practice, he wasn’t feeling the same elbow pain. After doing an interim assessment which confirmed that he was doing better, Max was given some light exercises to carry out between treatments. After completing his treatments in under a month’s time he was having no issues.
Now well into baseball season, Max has had no problems or elbow pain resurface when playing or practicing, and has full mobility in his arm. We are totally thrilled with the outcome and have told a number of people on our sports teams and neighbourhood about the great group of professionals at Solaj and the amazing work they’re doing with Cold Laser Therapy. I would highly recommend checking in with Dr. Mel and her team to see if they can assist you with your injury. They helped Max get back on track with enjoying his sports and leisure activities again. Thanks for everything.