Benefits Of Deep Tissue Laser Therapy For Hamstring Injuries (Video)

Benefits Of Deep Tissue Laser Therapy For Hamstring Injuries (Video)

At Kalkstein Chiropractic, we treat a lot of athletes and it’s not uncommon for those athletes to injure their hamstring when running or training. Most athletes know they need to take it easy on an injury but they always want to get better as fast as possible so they can get back to the sport they love. Deep tissue class 4 laser therapy is one of the treatments we have available to help our patients feel better faster and it’s actually an enjoyable, relaxing experience!

What is Class 4 Laser Therapy?

Class 4 deep tissue laser therapy may sound futuristic but it has become a standard of care for many musculoskeletal injuries. Laser therapy uses specific wavelengths of light (red and near-infrared) to create therapeutic effects. The light that is transmitted via the laser helps stimulate certain processes within the body that help provide relief to symptoms including pain, swelling, and limited range of motion. 

The wavelength of the laser used in Class 4 deep tissue laser therapy penetrates deeper and more efficiently than the Class 3 laser allowing it to pass energy to the nerve, muscle, ligament, and tendon tissue in a short amount of time. In fact, most sessions range from 2-6 minutes which means we can treat injured tissue in multiple areas in a single session which improves your results. 

Class 4 laser therapy stimulates the production of ATP (adenosine triphosphate) which drives many of the processes within our cells. This increased production of ATP helps speed up the healing process within cells. As a result of increased ATP production, the patient experiences an improvement of symptoms, including reduced pain, swelling, and range of motion, and of course, the heat from the laser is soothing and pleasant as well.

Class 4 deep tissue laser therapy reduces pain and swelling and improves range of motion but a class 4 laser has some very interesting effects that we don’t notice as obviously. A class 4 laser increases tissue regeneration which allows you to heal faster and it also accelerates soft tissue and bone repair. This kind of deep tissue laser therapy can also improve nerve regeneration & function as well as impact your cells to increase cell metabolism, enzymatic responses, collagen production, and promote angiogenesis (the creation of new blood vessels). So yes, you walk away from class 4 laser therapy feeling better but the therapy continues to work on the cellular level to improve your musculoskeletal health after you leave the office.

We use class 4 laser therapy on a range of issues including sports injuries (including hamstring injuries), myofascial pain, chronic knee pain or arthritis, chronic Achilles tendonitis pain, elbow pain, or tendonitis in the elbow, and chronic wrist pain. We are able to use the class 4 laser on a wide range of injury sites and extremities to provide relief to our patients.

Now you might be wondering what it feels like to get class 4 laser therapy. We find that many patients think that laser therapy will hurt and they’re pleasantly surprised to learn that they will feel a soothing warmth in the area we’re treating but certainly no pain. Class 4 lasers provide pain-free relief to many of our patients and can also be used in conjunction with other treatments like dry needling.


Deep Tissue Laser Therapy For Hamstring Injuries

Hamstring injuries are far from rate, especially among athletes. Hamstring muscle strain injury is the most common and prevalent injury in Australian football and is also very common in rugby, soccer, running, and American football. In short, hamstring injuries are very common in sports that involve running and kicking. Hamstring injuries have a high recurrence rate so it’s common that the athletes that we treat will occasionally have pain or discomfort in their hamstring if they have previously injured it.

In the video above, you’ll see us use deep tissue class 4 laser therapy for hamstring injuries to treat the pain and inflammation that our patient is experiencing. Deep tissue laser therapy is a drug-free, surgery-free technique for reducing pain and swelling and improving a patient’s range of motion. It can be used for both acute and chronic conditions without any side effects.

The speed, effectiveness, and pleasant sensation of the deep tissue laser therapy are unmatched by any other treatment. We love it when our patients tell us they already feel better after just one treatment. We see fantastic results by combining deep tissue laser therapy with other treatments like dry needling and soft tissue work. Combining these treatments allows us to help our patients feel better faster and get relief from the pain and inflammation their hamstring injuries are causing them.

Are you dealing with a hamstring injury or hamstring pain? Deep tissue laser therapy may be right for you! In just a few minutes, laser therapy can reduce your pain and improve your inflammation and range of motion. Schedule your appointment with one of our chiropractors by clicking here or calling (410) 296-7700. We can’t wait to help you feel better faster!

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Kalkstein Chiropractic
200 East Joppa Road #300
Towson, MD 21286
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