Low Level Laser Therapy or LLLT performs by generating a cold laser beam that emits photons into the tissue. This stimulates a photochemical interaction between the cells and the photons. When the cold laser enters into the tissue, it changes the cell membrane permeability which allows the photons to stimulate and interact with the cell’s mitochondria. This interaction increase cellular activity, which further increases tissue healing through reduced pain and inflammation.
The working procedure of LLLT
Before you understand how LLLT works you must have a fair knowledge on mitochondria. Mitochondria are actually the energy factories of human cells. They produce energy-rich molecules that are called adenosine triphosphates (ATPs).
When a tissue, ligament, muscle, tendon, nerve or bone gets damaged, the mitochondria in the cells start producing nitric oxide that binds to cytochrome C oxidase that further prevents oxygen from binding. This reduces the production of ATP. Decrease in ATP can lead to drop in energy, thus delaying tissue healing.
With the help of low level laser therapy, appropriate spectrum of light and wave energy is applied on the injured area. The cytochrome C oxidase then absorbs light energy and forces the nitric oxide to get removed. This allows oxygen to bind into cytochrome C oxidase, which further helps to increase production of ATP. The increased ATP in an injured cell allows the tissue to heal rapidly and also increases immunity with the help of lymphatic drainage. The increase in ATP further provides analgesia through nerve inhibition and relaxes muscle by stimulating trigger points.
The benefits of LLLT
Patients undergoing the treatment of LLLT through a reputed podiatrist significantly reduce acute pain and swelling in the foot after just one or two treatments depending in the severity. Chronic pain and swelling in the foot also respond rapidly with the application of LLLT. The treatment can reduce the amount of time it takes to heal chronic feet wounds, diabetic foot ulcers and venous ulcers.
In most of the cases, Thor laser is used for certain period of months to get positive outcome on achilles tendinitis, plantar fasciitis and wound healing. Low Level Laser Therapy can be applied on patients who are suffering from a variety of acute and chronic conditions.
If you are experiencing any kind of foot problem consult it with a reputed podiatrist in Perth. Delaying it may turn the situation worse.