Laser therapy uses cold laser technology to target tissue at a cellular lever to reduce inflammation and swelling, pain and stiffness, bacterial contamination, and an increase in circulation and works to increasing the range of motion.
Our clinic uses laser therapy following most routine surgeries to aide in healing, however laser therapy is not recommended with tumor removal or mass removal where a suspicion of cancer is present. We have also found benefit utilizing the laser therapy with chronic wound care. We recommend this treatment as an additional therapy to our patients suffering from osteoarthritis, injury or other issues causing mobility reduction.
As previously mentioned, laser therapy is an additional therapeutic modality a pet owner can consider adding in to other treatment such as acupuncture and NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Novox) to treat osteoarthritis symptoms, soft tissue injuries or joint health concerns, etc.