Sports injuries


The Safe Laser (880nm monochromatic and coherent*) Infra laser’s light is absorbed in much deeper layers (biological effect reaches even depth of 8 cm), so it can be excellently used e.g. in therapy of musculoskeletal disorder, where pain is relieved, inflammation decreased and healing of muscles, tendons, joints is accelerated.

In case of higher dose it is suitable for regeneration of cartilage and cartilage surface of joints as well. 

* Monochromatic lasers gives 100% of their performance at the physiologically most important wavelengths.


    • Against infections and bacteria 440-500 nm
    • Red blood cells (Karu) 660 nm
    • Skin and wound healing 630-670 nm
    • Post-operative pain, inflammation, muscle injury, cartilage 808 nm

Coherence is one of the most important features of the laser for physiological effect and is retained when passing through the tissues.

Injuries

Contusion (contusio), strain (distorsion), haematoma, rupture of taenia, muscle or
tendon, fracture

Disorders due to overstrain

Tendinitis, myositis, bursitis, Inflammation of periostil at the point of adhesion and sticking of muscles (e.g. tenis players’ elbow inflammation at the point of adhesion of muscle to the lower arm as a result of overstrain)

Degenerative deformations

Joint wear, arthrosis
Joint inflammation (arthritis)
Disorders of vertebral column: pain relieving, inflammation decrease (e.g. lumbago)
Muscle diseases e.g. muscle pain, limited movement (contracture)

Mozgásszervi betegségek decor 1.

Musculoskeletal disorders may cause problems, pains at various points of body and numerous joints.

Time of healing of traumatic and sport injuries is shortened by laser therapy!

Applying before surgery it accelerates absorption of haematoma, oedema, so the surgery area becomes more accessible, pain gets reduced.
Apply post-surgery laser therapy 1-2 times/day to achieve sooner healing.

In case of fractures a „small window” would be cut on the plastered limb and direct laser enlightening gives intensive help to the process of ossification

Healing of wounds and injuries

Soft-laser gives biostimulation effect on the living organism. This means that the cells, and tissues can more quickly regenerate when lighted with soft-laser (e.g. healing of the wound is accelerated.) Due to the effect of the laser light, metabolism of the cells improves and even new cells, tissues and new capillaries develop.

In summary: laser light stimulates self-healing capacity of the body.

The laser therapy also stimulates the production of fibroblasts, being the elements of collagen production. Collagen is the essential protein inevitable to renewal of the old tissues and to healing of the injured tissues. Because of the collagen production improving effect of the laser therapy it is very efficient in treating open wounds and burns.

Pain killing

FájdalomcsillapításThe Pain killing effect of the laser therapy is based on several biological processes:

  • It blocks the transmission of the pain stimulus between the injured part of the body and the brain. This way it reduces sensitivity of the nerves and reduces the pain feeling.
  • It decreases inflammation and swell in the injured part of the body. They play an important role not “only” in pain killing, but they also help healing.
  • It increases the production and release of enkephalins and endorphins, that are nature painkilling chemicals in our organism, thus reduces the pain feeling.

Reducing of inflammation and swelling

The smaller arteries and lymph vessels expand due to the effect of the laser therapy. This enhanced vasodilation allows for leaving of the effusion causing swelling (oedema) from the injured areas. Dilation of the lymph vessel improves lymphatic circulation, thus promoting the essential healing process. This biological mechanism explains why the bruise heals extremely quickly due to the laser effect.

Nerve and muscle damages

The laser therapy after the injury accelerates regeneration of the nerve relations, thus the time needed for healing of the nerves is reduced. Moreover it increases strength of the signals furthered through the nerve fibres and so it generally improves operation of the nerves and the muscles. These two processes explain the efficiency of laser therapy in easing nerve damages (sharp pain, on pins and needles, tingling, burning).

Immune system

The photons of the laser light are directly absorbed by the chromophores (colour-carrying molecular enzymes in the cells) which are present in most of the cells of our organism. Absorption of the laser light activates certain enzyme processes, which initiate ATP production. ATP (adenosine-triphosphate) is the single and most important form of energy, operating every chemical reaction in all cells of the organism. As a result of increased energy production, the operation and regeneration are more efficient, and it is especially true to the immune system-specific cells. This improved efficiency helps the immune system in fighting the non-desirable microbes and pathogens.

Healing of wounds and injuries

Soft-laser gives biostimulation effect on the living organism. This means that the cells, and tissues can more quickly regenerate when lighted with soft-laser (e.g. healing of the wound is accelerated.) Due to the effect of the laser light, metabolism of the cells improves and even new cells, tissues and new capillaries develop.

In summary: laser light stimulates self-healing capacity of the body

The laser therapy also stimulates the production of fibroblasts, being the elements of collagen production. Collagen is the essential protein inevitable to renewal of the old tissues and to healing of the injured tissues. Because of the collagen production improving effect of the laser therapy it is very efficient in treating open wounds and burns.

Extreme scar tissue formation

Laser therapy reduces extreme scar tissue formation (fibrous connective tissue) because it improves blood supply of the injured area, it promotes efficient removal of the roughage, thus accelerates the healing process. Accelerated healing results in less scar tissue formation.

Blood circulation, lymph circulation

Soft laser therapy greatly promotes formation of new capillaries (tiny blood vessels) in the injured tissues. More capillaries can deliver more blood to the injured areas and it accelerates healing and the regeneration processes, so the wounds connect faster, and scar formation is reduced.

Laser radiation exerts great influence on the individual blood cells, too. Laser light importantly increases the oxygen and nutrient delivery capacity of the red blood cells. This allows for increased energy production and metabolism of the cells thus their regeneration and the more efficient production of certain enzymes. Its effect can be felt in the whole organism and not only in the areas treated with laser light.

Diseases of nervous system (pain killing)

Post-herpetic pain: following convalescence from shingles (herpes zoster) burning pain often remains along the nerve line for years.
(With Safe Laser® Infra the treatment time is 2 minutes per point along the nerve line. After the first treatments the pain may increase due to reaction to treatment followed by relief of pain.)

Phantom pain: Pain emerging after amputation of limb on the place of the lost limb (very grave treatment reaction may be expected within 12 hours, the pain may increase for 24 hours, but after second treatment improvement may be noted.)

Way of treatment


Mozgásszervi betegségek decor 2.The Safe Laser® 500 Infra instrument is to be placed on the sore or damaged area in contact with it and enlighten it for a given time, then put it farther on the next point (disposable protective cap can be ordered)

Several points in sequence can be treated depending of the size of sore, damaged urface. Generally the points sensible to pressing are to be treated.

For sake of maximal safety to avoid the casual sighting of laser light the instrument is to be switched on after placing it on the skin surface. Having finished the treatment
switch it off before removing from the skin surface!

Layers to be treated deeper than 8 cm are beher accessible, if the head of Safe Laser® 500 Infra is a bit pressed into the tissues.

If because of an open wound the laser can not be put on the skin surface, then it should be held to the nearest possible distance (max. 0,5 cm), but in this case the treatment time should be prolonged by one minute at each point to transfer adequate energy quantity into the organism necessary for the healing!

Duration of treatments (in one spot!) Safe Laser 500


Frequency of treatment


Frequency of treatment depends of the duration of existence of the disease. (How long ago arose the problem?)

1. Acute diseases (recently arisen) and treatment of postsurgery
cases
:
Treatments are to be applied daily during 1-2 weeks, later 3 times per week until the cessation of symptoms. Already during the first treatment or within one day improvement may be noticed

2. Treatment of chronic (lasting) diseases (arisen earlier than 6-8 weeks):
Prolonged diseases are to be treated less frequently. Use the laser instrument 3 times per week until the cessation or significant decrease of symptoms.
In case of chronic (prolonged) diseases duration of the healing process is naturally longer (days, weeks, maybe months)

Following the first treatments mild tingle may be felt, several hours later the pain may increase in case of several chronic diseases (treatment reaction), but this is temporary phenomenon. Intensity of the pain keeps decreasing with the number of treatments and ceases after 3-4 treatments, and the amelioration starts up.
Such treatment reaction is a normal accompanying phenomenon indicating the patient’s reaction to the therapy.

If we observe that e.g. the aching joint neither ameliorates nor deteriorates, probably we treated with too low dosage (enlightening of too short duration).

If by chance the pain increases, becomes prolonged as a result of treatments, it may mean that the dosage of treatment was too high. Over-treatment does not cause lasting harm. In this case several treatments are omihed and the therapy is continued with lower doses (less sessions or shorter duration)

One of the reason of the accompanying pain is the sudden restart of microcirculation (flow of blood in the smallest veins) in the stagnant areas. Decomposition products (not carried away) accumulated in the stagnant parts get into the circulation suddenly, therefore nausea, fatigue, malaise may seldom occur (following treatment of extended areas or high doses)..

Ha néhány héten belül az emelt dózissal sem csökken a fájdalom, akkor valószínűleg a fájdalom erre a részre csak kisugárzik és a kiváltó ok más helyen van. A fájdalom valódi okának megtalálásával a “trigger pont terápia” foglalkozik.
More frequent or prolonged treatments does not necessarily accelerate healing, because there is a biological limit beyond which cells can not be further stimulated by irradiation!

Safe Laser treatment protocol


Injuries table

Designating places of treatment


  • For muscles: Muscles are thoroughly felt and touched and points of high “pressure sensitivity” are treated.
  • For joints: Generally are treated in the line of joint gap.
    Joints can be better reached by bending the limbs, so inner part of the joint can be enlightened. Muscles moving the joint are felt and touched and sensitive points are treated.
  • For tendons: Treatment is applied at sticking of tendons, muscle-tendon transition and
    pressure-sensitive points.

Even in case if the treatment points are not found precisely, the therapy can be efficient, because the light of Safe Laser® Infra is spread on extended surface.

Videos


Dr. Ádám Mester : Handling joints with Safe Laser

Dr. Ádám Mester : Soft laser operation and history

Sport references - videos


Dr. Gergely Kiss : Olympic champion water polo player Safe Laser report

Edit Miklós : Alpine skier Safe Laser report

Professional experiences...


Dr. Lajos Gáspár

Dr. Gáspár Lajos

„The Safe Laser family means a new area of the application of low-level lasers, by which the healing light effects can become part of families’ daily life. It is an efficient device for the acceleration of the healing of wounds, for pain relief and for treatment of inflammatory processes, which can now be used not only by doctors but also by adequately prepared family members. The time has come when the doctor puts the
healing laser into the hands of the patient.”

Candidate of medical sciences, University docent

Prof. Dr. Sándor Sandra

Prof. Dr. Sandra Sándor

In our institution we use Safe Laser devices for 4 years now, during which time a comprehensive study was carried out involving hundreds of patients examining the effectiveness of the therapy. During the treatments we have achieved outcomes for the following complaints and disorders:

A kezelések során az alábbi panaszok és kórképek esetén értünk el eredményeket:

  • arthritis – chronic inflammation of the joints (fingers, wrist, elbow, ankle, knee, shoulder)
  • rheumatoid arthritis – rheumatoid arthritis, pains
  • arthrosis – eroded joints (especially hip, knee, shoulder)
  • spondylarthrosis, lumboischialgia, discus hernia – (neck, back lumbar section)
  • tenosynovitis – inflammation of the tendon sheath (wrist, Achilles tendon)
  • epicondylitis humeri lateralis et medialis – tennis and golf elbow
  • Carpal- tunnel syndrome
  • de Quervain-syndrome
  • tendinitis – inflammation tape (knee, shoulder)
  • exostosis calcanei – spurs
  • haematoma – in muscles, joints
  • contusion, distorsion – sprains, bruises, strains (muscles, joints, ligaments)
Chief Medical Officer - Central Hospital of the Hungarian Homeland Defense Forces (Rheumatology and Physiotherapy)

Tünde Hrabovszki Antalné

Hrabovszki Antalné Tünde

I have been using Safe Laser since 2014 and treated more than 2300 cases. 99% of my patients totally recovered. I have been working in health care for 28 years but I did not have as much satisfaction in my whole career as I have now since I use Safe Laser.

Physiotherapy P.A.

Dr. Lajos Ábrahám

A 31-year-old woman patient had an ovarian cysts removal surgery 4 months ago. Both cuts made on the left side of the hypogastrium became sensitive and painful straight after the surgery. She was given painkillers by specialists for 4 months but the pain was still there. That’s when we started using Safe Laser 500 Infra on both cuts for 5-5mins. It was amazing to experience how safe laser treats and heals particular cases, her pain disappeared after a couple of treatments

 

Using Safe Laser with rib fractures seems to be a success too. I used Safe Laser treatment around the injuries for 5-7 minutes twice per day.  After 2 days of treatment, patients experienced a reduction in pain. Those patients who suffered from acute diseases – pneumonia – for instance and could only deal with the pain with painkillers, reported great results even leaving painkillers after 4-5 days of laser treatment.

Chief Surgeon - Szent János Hospital

Further sport references


Sportsérülések - további referenciák 1.

Győri ETO Yvette Broch Safe Laser 500 treatment

Sportsérülések - további referenciák 2.

MLSZ_Magyarics Zolé Safe Laser 500 Treatment: