Lasers are currently being used for osteoporosis pain relief, tissue repair, and even the aesthetic treatment of fine wrinkles, photoaged skin and scars, a process known as photorejuvenation. More recently, this approach has also been used for inflammatory acne.
How does laser light work? Laser is light. This light gets absorpted in the cells by mitochondrial chromophores (in particular cytochrome c oxidase). The current thinking is that absorption of laser light energy causes enhancement of mitochondria to work and create more adenosine triphosphate (ATP) production (that’s a really good thing for the body). This has positive impact on tissue repair and regeneration. That is why you want laser therapy!
I use laser and shock wave therapy for reducing pain, decreasing inflammation, augmenting tissue repair, promoting regeneration of soft tissues, bones, nerves, and slowing tissue damage in situations where it is likely to occur such as knees.