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Playing sports, whether for professional or recreational purposes, can pose a risk of injury involving your soft tissue. When the cells that make up the tissues get damaged, it releases chemicals that cause redness, swelling, warmth and pain in the body. This condition can affect the person, interrupting daily activities.

To accelerate pain relief and minimise downtime, the application of Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is extremely helpful. It is a non-invasive, pain-free treatment that uses low levels of light to target inflamed, injured and diseased tissues. The infrared light that interacts with the tissue stimulates cellular energy production, which speeds up the healing process of different medical conditions, like sporting injuries.

Some common sports injuries treated by Low-Level Laser Therapy are the following:

Plantar fasciitis

This occurs on the thick, fibrous band of tissue that supports the muscle and arch of your foot. Whilst the job of the plantar fascia is to absorb the stresses and strains we place on our feet, putting too much pressure on it can damage or tear the tissues. This results in heel pain and stiffness of the plantar fascia. Runners often suffer this injury as their ligaments endure a great deal of wear.

Tendinitis

Rotator cuffs are a group of muscles and tendons that stabilise the shoulders and aids your movements. The overuse of rotator cuff can cause tendinitis or swelling of the tendons. Playing sports that involve recurring shoulder movements such as tennis, swimming, basketball, golf, bowling and baseball can lead to tendinitis.

Lateral Epicondylitis

Popularly known as Tennis Elbow, this condition causes pain in the elbow as well as the forearm and wrist. It occurs when too much stress is applied to the tendons of your elbow due to repetitive motion. Tennis elbow may result from playing tennis, racquetball, squash, fencing and weight lifting.

If you have suffered any sports injury, Infinite Health Solutions can help. We seek out new treatments and techniques to repair injuries with a fast rehabilitation time frame. To find out more about Low-Level Laser Therapy as well as the other services we offer, fill out this form or visit our office at The Mews, Cobden Hill, Radlett, Hertfordshire WD7 7JL.