Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) involves the use of special handheld laser devices for the treatment of soft tissue injuries, joint conditions and neuropathies.
LLLT was approved (U.S. FDA) in 2002 for treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, and is now used to treat a variety of painful and inflamed conditions of the soft tissues and joints such as carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, back pain, sport injuries.
Low level lasers are also known as "cold lasers". Low energy laser therapy uses irradiation that can affect tissue up to two inches below the surface of the skin and is believed to cause an increase in cellular metabolism without producing tissue damage.
Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) devices are hand-held.