L A S E R    L I G H T

Laser light needs to be differentiated from the light therapy. Laser light uses a concentrated beam of light capable to penetrate up to two inches below the skin. The other type of light therapy uses LED's (light emiting diodes). These diodes emit scattered light just like any other light bulb, and penetrates only about a few millimeters below surface of the surface. This kind of light therapy is called Anodyne Therapy. Laser light therapy is used for:

  • Tendinitis
  • Bursitis
  • Arthritis
  • Any soft tissue inflamation

Anodyne therapy is used for superficial problem areas like peripheral neuropathies, often caused by diabetes, and for treatment of superficial wounds.
There are many published articles on the topic of light therapy but for the purpose of general information suffice is to say that laser light helps to decrease tissue inflamation which reduces swelling, and accelerates healing.