Treating Arm Pain With Laser Therapy
Minor arm injuries are fairly common and just about everyone will deal with sore, bruised, or achy arms at some point in their lives. Symptoms like arm pain often come about as a result of everyday wear and tear, or as a side effect of overuse or an injury of some kind. The arm injuries we have seen in our patients are often caused by:
- Sports, exercise, hobbies, daily routines
- Work-related tasks and duties performed day after day
- Work or projects that are done around the home
Arm Pain and Children
Children are at risk for arm injuries and the resulting arm pain due to their natural behaviors of running, climbing, and playing. Young children are also prone to falls due to poor body control. Broken bones are the most serious injury for a child because if the growth plate area of the bone is affected, it could impact future growth of the bone and result in stunted or unnatural growth of the bone.
Arm Pain and Seniors
On the opposite side of the age spectrum, senior adults are also very prone to arm injuries and consequent arm pain, again due to their risk of falling. Because of vision problems, mental decline, and mobility troubles, falls are very common and can also be very devastating as conditions like osteoporosis make bone more susceptible to breaking.
When to Seek Treatment for Arm Pain
Most minor injuries will heal on their own, and home treatment is usually all that is needed to relieve symptoms and promote healing, but if serious injury has occurred, it is imperative for anyone to seek immediate medical care and attention! There are many ways arm injuries can be handled, and one of the newest breakthroughs of today is the use of laser therapy to heal damaged tissue and to help bring relief from arm pain. Here at the Pain Relief Institute we offer this service with our MLS and HILT laser therapy treatments. Read on to learn more about what these therapies can do for you!
Conditions that Produce Arm Pain
Tennis Elbow, or lateral epicondylitis.
Affecting the elbow and lower arm, this is a condition commonly seen in tennis players, but it is also common in people who do a lot of repetitive movements day in and day out. Most common symptoms include arm pain and weakness when shaking hands, turning a doorknob, or holding a cup. It is much like carpel tunnel but is in the arm, not the wrist area.
Golfer’s Elbow, or medial epicondylitis
Again effecting the elbow and lower arm, this condition also involves the muscle and tendons of the arm. Pain from Golfer’s Elbow comes from repetitive wrist or finger clenching and twisting like what is used in gold swings. Numbness, weakness, pain, and shaking are common signs of this condition and can radiate into the hand in some cases.
Funny Bone Pain & Cubital Tunnel Pain
Pretty much every knows the pain associated with hitting the Funny Bone, as it shoots down your forearm and into hand. This pain occurs because the ulnar nerve that runs along the outside of your elbow has been hit. The ulnar nerve may be pinched or irritated from repetitive motion, and this is called Cubital Tunnel and is like chronic funny bone pain.
Elbow Pain from Elbow Fracture, Tears and Sprains
Any situation that involves broken bones, torn muscles, or damaged tendons in the elbow area will result in some degree of arm pain. If after appropriate treatment there is still a great deal of pain, weakness, stillness or immobility, you will likely benefit from Stem Cell Recruitment and MLS / HILT laser therapy treatments to improve healing and reduce pain.
Bursitis Elbow Pain
Naturally occurring pockets of fluid known as olecranon bursae occur in the major joints of the body and work like airbags or cushions. In the elbow joint, they help provide smooth movement of the joint, but when it is inflamed, you can experience pain. Elbow bursitis, or olecranon bursitis, or Popeye elbow, causes swelling and inflammation in the joint.
Arthritis & Elbow Pain
Arthritis is one of the most common causes of joint pain, especially in the large joints and the ones that are used day in and day out. Compared with other forms of arthritis, elbow arthritis is rare, but it is still one of the leading causes for chronic elbow pain. Rheumatoid arthritis is much more common in elbow pain cases than typical osteoarthritis. Our treatments can help you find the relief from arm pain that you need!
What is Laser Therapy and How Does it Work?
Laser therapy is a therapeutic treatment that take light photons and directs them into damaged tissue to improve healing in that area and to help with pain reduction. The light energy penetrates the deeper layers of tissue and stimulates cellular activity and the growth of healthy new cells. It helps new cells generate to repair damage in muscles, soft tissues, tendons, and even bone. This rejuvenation and healing help reduce pain in the area and allow healing to take place faster than it normally would. The combination of regenerative medicine with MLS and HILT laser therapy treatments are capable of yielding these kinds of results for our patients.
How Are Our Lasers Different From Other Laser Treatments ?
MLS Therapy uses two wavelengths to overcome the limits of traditional Laser Therapy. HILT Therapy focuses the laser light in a new way to get even better results in targeted areas. The laser treatments used up until recently were not as effective as they only generated a fraction of the healing potential within the cells, and the reduction of pain was a secondary effect and was limited by the amount of healing that took place. The MLS and HILT laser emissions, on the other hand, have an almost immediate effect on pain since they can focus concentrated light energy to specific areas and provide several times the healing potential that traditional laser therapy was capable of generating. Here at the Pain Relief Institute, we offer both MLS and HILT laser therapy treatments to our patients to help them recover from an arm-related injury and also to help reduce arm pain as they heal. These are among the most popular arm pain treatments available today, and they are successful for the majority of patients.
What Are the Benefits?
There are many benefits from MLS and HILT laser therapy when it is used for arm pain treatments, including but not limited to:
- No documented cases of severe side effects
- Painless and completely non-invasive procedure
- Drug-free during and after the treatments
- Rapid relief of many different types of pain in many different areas of the body
- Strong anti-inflammatory effect
- Faster healing potential than most traditional treatments that utilize basic lasers
- Rapid recovery of damaged bones, tendons, and ligaments
- Rapid resolution of inflamed and swollen areas
- Immediate boost of blood, oxygen, and nutrient circulation in treated areas
- Rapid repair for wounds, surgical sites, ulcers, and other deep tissue injuries
Contact The Pain Relief Institute Today
Our Center is proud to be on the cutting edge of medical innovation and technology by being the only medical facility in the Chicago area offering Class IV Robotic MLS and HILT Laser Therapy. We have invested in the very best technology as a key component of our continuing quest to offer our patients the finest and safest in modern health care. Call us today here at the Pain Relief Institute for more information on MLS and HILT laser therapy treatments and what they can do to help you get rid of your arm pain once and for all! Contact us now to get started with your arm pain treatments!