Low Level Laser Therapy for Tennis Elbow

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Overview

Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is believed to enhance healing, reduce pain and edema, reduce inflammation, and increases circulation. Also referred to as Photobiomodulation, or “cold laser”, this therapy has been around for more than 40 years. It uses light, which is absorbed by tissues to produce cellular changes.

RESCU Treatment Ratings

R = Risk      E = Effectiveness      S = Self-Care

C = Cost     U = Usefulness (overall rating)

1 = Least Favorable     5 = Most Favorable

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RISK: 5/5

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Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) has been shown to be extremely safe, with side effects similar to placebo (sugar pill.) Protective eyewear should be worn. This therapy is usually not used over the heart, brain, tumors or on a pregnant abdomen. 

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