Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is a common condition that affects the tendons and muscles around the elbow joint. It is caused by repetitive stress or overuse of the elbow joint and can cause pain and tenderness in the area. While rest and anti-inflammatory medications are the most common treatments for tennis elbow, laser therapy is becoming an increasingly popular alternative.
The Gilbert Clinic is certified in the use of a Class IV Laser also known as High Intensity Laser Light (HILT).
HILT is a non-invasive treatment that uses laser light to reduce inflammation and improve circulation in the affected area. It works by stimulating the cells and tissues around the elbow joint, which helps to reduce pain and improve healing. In addition, the laser light can penetrate the skin and stimulate the production of collagen, which helps to strengthen the tendon and muscles.
One of the main advantages of laser therapy for tennis elbow is that it is a relatively quick and painless procedure. Treatments usually last less than 10 minutes and can be repeated as needed. In addition, there are no side effects associated with the treatment, and no downtime is required.
Studies have shown that laser therapy is an effective treatment for tennis elbow. A review of several studies found that laser therapy was effective at reducing pain and improving function in patients with tennis elbow. In addition, another study found that laser therapy was more effective than a placebo in reducing pain and improving elbow function.
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