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  • Writer's pictureCraig Amrine L.Ac.

Laser Therapy Speeds Tendon Repair

Updated: Feb 8

Tendon-based injuries often occur in sports. Rotator cuff injury, knee damage, neck and back strain, tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, and Achilles tendon tears are all examples of injuries that involve strain or partial tear of tendons. Tendons are the connective tissue that attaches muscles to bones. It's been well-documented that acupuncture is effective in reducing inflammation and pain. The result is improved recovery of tendon injuries.

What about laser therapy? An increasing body of evidence (click here for studies) suggests that cold laser therapy or low-level laser therapy can accelerate the healing rate of damaged tendons. Tendon repair using laser therapy involves several mechanisms including speeding up of new blood vessel formation (angiogenesis), increased production of fibroblasts (building blocks of collagen), reduction of inflammation, increased free nitric oxide (NO) concentration, and increased production of ATP by the mitochondria. The result is a dramatic speeding of tendon repair and, of course, a faster recovery of injuries.

At our clinic, we have the strongest and most advanced Cold Laser Therapy (and red light therapy) systems available to help you heal your injuries and get you back to your highest self.

A Torn Achilles Tendon Injury Graphic


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