Cold Laser Therapy: A Treatment for Golfer’s & Tennis Elbow

Let’s get you back in the game!

Are you tired of suffering from the nagging pain and discomfort of a golfer’s or tennis elbow? If so, cold laser therapy may be just what you need to get you back in the game!

This innovative treatment uses low-level infrared laser and red light to reduce inflammation, promote tissue healing, and relieve pain.

But that’s not all – cold laser therapy is non-invasive and has no side effects!

But how does it work?

The laser light penetrates the skin, which then gets absorbed by the cells, and converts that energy into chemical signals that promote tissue repair and reduce inflammation. Plus, the laser light stimulates the release of endorphins, your body’s natural painkillers, for even more relief without the need for medication. This treatment is ideal for repetitive stress injuries like golfers or tennis elbow.

Bioflex Cold Laser

What exactly is Laser Therapy, you might be wondering. Well, this extremely effective treatment is known by many names, such as cold or low-level laser therapy (LLLT), but the most accurate title is photobiomodulation therapy (PBMT), which is the use of red and near-infrared wavelengths of light energy to enhance cellular metabolism, which promotes quicker recovery from tissue damage and inflammation.

At Back in Balance, we use the BioFlex ®  laser, which combines the powerful Class 3b lasers with a large surface array of two different colour LEDs, in order to better affect a larger volume of circulating blood, as well as penetrate to reach more underlying tissues. This results in both a powerful systemic and direct local healing effect. Because PBMT targets injured cells and tissues directly, it can work very well in conjunction with some of the other therapies and other modalities we offer, such as Chiropractic, Osteopathy, Naturopathic Medicine, Massage and Physiotherapy. This combination of treatments can help patients recover more quickly from many different types of musculoskeletal and sports injuries with decreased symptoms, less scar tissue, accelerated cell regeneration and improved function.

Cold Laser Therapy in Details

Cold Laser Therapy

When cells and tissues are damaged and injured they have a slower metabolism and as a result, they end up with decreased energy and cellular functions. Light energy in the red and near-infrared wavelengths, as utilized in Laser Therapy, is absorbed and used by the injured cells to increase metabolism, which results in accelerated repair and regeneration of damaged tissues.

This enhanced cellular energy and function can produce many different benefits to help the body heal quicker. These include:

The production of new blood vessels and increased blood flow.
Increased capillary networks can bring more oxygenated blood to the injured tissue and thereby accelerate tissue healing.

Collagen Production
Leads to reduced scar and adhesion formation.

Muscle Repair & Regeneration
Repair of damaged muscle fibres and increased muscle stem cells results in quicker and more complete regeneration of muscle tissue.

Inflammation & Edema
Decreases inflammation-promoting chemicals in the blood and increases the anti-inflammatory ones, which combine with lymphatic vasodilation help to resolve inflammation and edema.

Bone Formation
Increased production of bone cells and remodelling of bone extracellular matrix results in accelerated callus formation and bone repair.

Cartilage Production An increase in cartilage cells and collagen production allows for improved cartilage growth and joint function.

Because of these highly beneficial changes and adaptations to injured tissues, Laser Therapy is able to help treat a number of different conditions, including:

Musculoskeletal Injuries 
This is the bread and butter of Laser Therapy and Photobiomodulation. Muscle and tendon strains, ligament sprains, cartilage tears, bursitis, plantar fasciitis, and other injuries to the musculoskeletal system all benefit from Laser Therapy treatments. Whether it is due to a sports injury,
overuse condition, or an accident, Photobiomodulation with Bioflex Laser Therapy can accelerate the healing process and decrease your symptoms to get you back to the activities you love much sooner.

Wound Healing 
This was one of the earliest known benefits of Cold Laser. BioFlex has proven to accelerate post-surgical wound healing, dermal ulcers including diabetic lesions and those secondary to compression and other types of wounds. This approach results in increased blood flow and collagen
production, as well as decreased inflammation and scar tissue formation

Chronic progressive types of joint degeneration like Osteoarthritis can be effectively managed with BioFlex Laser Therapy treatments. Whether you are suffering from early or late stages of degeneration, the Laser Therapy treatments will provide decreased pain, inflammation, stiffness and edema as well as improved function and ranges of motion, all of which will enable you to enjoy your activities of daily living easier and with less pain.

Nerve Healing
From diabetic neuropathy to radiating pain due to disc injuries (Sciatica), to carpal tunnel syndrome, BioFlex Laser Therapy can accelerate nerve healing and decrease numbness, tingling and nerve pain. Several peer-reviewed clinical trials and lab studies have shown Laser Therapy to be an effective treatment for nerve healing, with no known side effects.

Overall Advantages of Laser Therapy

  • Highly Effective
  • No Known Side Effects
  • Very few contraindications
  • Directly targets injured/diseased cells
  • Indicated for nearly all conditions

To get the most out of this amazing therapy, it’s important to seek treatment from a qualified healthcare professional like Dr. Friedman and Dr. Norman here at Back in Balance. They’ll assess your condition and create a personalized treatment plan that fits your unique needs.

So why suffer any longer? Give us a call today to book your assessment and start feeling better than ever with cold laser therapy at our clinic in Westboro!


“I went to Dr. Friedman for tennis elbow. He suggested laser treatment and said it would take between 4 and 6 visits. I was a little apprehensive about a new type of treatment. But by visit number 4, I was completely pain-free. And have had no pain since. Highly, highly recommend.”

-Jason L

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