Recent InjuryPain and discomfort caused by a recent injury can be resolved more quickly when treated as soon as possible after the incident.

It is very common to try to wait for the injury to heal on its own; however, an injury left unhealed can linger for months or years. Or many smaller injuries to the same area add up to significant long term problems like chronic pain and/or significantly reduced mobility.

Old Injury or Sport and Work Injury

If you’re interested in learning how Cold Laser Therapy can help resolve old injuries (over 3 months old), please visit our Old Injury page.

For more information on specific sport and work related injuries, visit our Sport and Work Injuries page.

Cold Laser Therapy is a safe and effective treatment that speeds healing (often decreasing recovery times by about half) by delivering carefully calibrated light energy to the cells in the injured area. This extra energy gives the cells in the injured area the ability to perform their natural healing mechanisms more effectively and faster.

What Causes Pain After Injury?

Two very common lingering problems after injury: inflammation and/or internal scar tissue buildup.

Inflammation

Inflammation is typically the main cause of pain immediately after an injury. Swelling, redness and increased temperature in the area are clear signs of inflammation. Initially, injury causes inflammation of the affected tissues as the body attempts to heal itself; however, sometimes the body needs extra help to get through this phase of healing. If the body is unable to heal itself, one may experience inflammation that comes and goes indefinitely because the tissues never fully healed.

There are various possible underlying reasons for recurring inflammation; for example, a health condition such as diabetes. Or even more commonly: Built-up internal scar tissue irritates surrounding tissues – especially while working or exercising the area of injury. This is because scar tissue is less flexible and also more abrasive than normal tissue. And when it rubs against healthy tissues, painful inflammation is a rather common occurrence.

Internal Scar Tissue

As the body works to heal the tissues affected by a recent injury, it creates internal scar tissue which is helpful at first, but can cause pain and/or mobility limitations down the road. Internal scar tissue is very effective in quickly re-connecting tissues after they have been injured. However, it remains a very thick and inflexible substance that is difficult to break up even after healing is complete. And sometimes internal scar tissue even creates adhesions, connecting organs or tissues that should not be connected. Such internal scar tissue adhesions or the general stiffness of scar tissue often compromise the full regular range of motion of a joint or muscle. And that often forces movements to become not entirely natural. The resulting improper movements frequently cause neighboring muscles and/or joints to get overstressed, then leading to pain, micro-injuries or worse.

While the body has a natural ability to heal injured tissues and break up internal scar tissue, it can do so significantly better with the additional energy, that Cold Laser Therapy delivers to the cells in the injured area.

Internal scar tissue becomes harder to break up the longer it lingers around. If an injured area is treated with Cold Laser Therapy soon after injury, healthy tissue will heal faster, thus reducing the amount of internal scar tissue the body produces. And in parallel, the treatments will speed up the breaking up of initial scar tissue that has yet to harden and make multiple connections with surrounding soft tissues.

To find out more, visit our Internal Scar Tissue page.

Cold Laser Therapy for Recent Injuries
Cold Laser Therapy Recent Injury Treatment: Step 1

Cold Laser Therapy Recent Injury Treatment: Step 1

Cold Laser Therapy Recent Injury Treatment: Step 2

Cold Laser Therapy Recent Injury Treatment: Step 2

Cold Laser Therapy Recent Injury Treatment: Step 3

Cold Laser Therapy Recent Injury Treatment: Step 3

Decreases Inflammation: Speeds up the body's natural inflammation phase and induces the repair phase of healing.

Removes Internal Scar Tissue: Inhibits and removes Internal Scar Tissue that naturally forms from injury or repetitive strain, causing discomfort and a delay in healing.

Regenerates Muscle Tissue: Transfers light energy to the affected cells of muscle, regenerating and strengthening damaged muscle tissue to prevent future injury.

Activates Cartilage Production: Promotes the natural cartilage growth process by increasing the production of cellular energy (ATP).

Accelerates Bone Repair: Simulates the bone cells to replicate and produce new healthy bone tissue.

Nerve Regeneration: Helps damaged nerves to recover by growing the neural network and repairing vital insulation around the nerve.

Stimulates Blood Flow: Increases the delivery of oxygen and nutrients required for healing of the affected cells.

Visit our Cold Laser Therapy page to learn more about how the treatment works.