Biostimulation laser therapy is a field of physiotherapy that effectively helps in the treatment of many diseases. It is worth getting acquainted with the list of indications and contraindications to its use.
In the article you will find:
- Application of laser therapy
- Indications for the use of laser therapy
- Contraindications for the use of laser therapy
What diseases can be treated with laser therapy?
What are the indications for the use of laser therapy?
- hard-to-heal wounds and ulcers,
- post-surgical wounds, post-amputation wounds,
- skin damages and necrosis,
- decubitus ulcers,
- scars without fibrosis,
- acne vulgaris, herpes simplex, aphthae,
- chronic arthritis conditions, rheumatoid arthritis,
- painful shoulder syndrome,
- carpal tunnel syndrome,
- bursitis, tendovaginitis, fasciitis,
- subcutaneous hemorrhages (ecchymosis), contusions
- difficult, prolonged union of fractured bones,
- conditions after joint injuries, sprains, dislocations,
- Sudeck’s syndrome (stage I and II),
- ankylosing spondylitis,
- spondyloarthrosis, coxarthrosis, gonarthrosis,
- neuralgias of peripheral nerves,
- diabetic neuropathy.
Laser therapy – contraindications
Although the biostimulation laser therapy is widely used, there is also a number of contraindications that prevent its application. Treatments should not be performed in patients with neurological disorders. The contraindications also include:
- neoplastic disease,
- active pulmonary tuberculosis,
- bleeding tendency,
- subfebrile body temperature,
- pregnancy (epigastric region),
- arrhythmia and circulatory insufficiency/circulatory failure,
- hypersensitivity to light,
- unstable diabetes,
- cardiac pacemaker, electronic implants,
- acute bacterial, viral and fungal infections,
- infectious diseases,
- chronic poisoning,
- chronic nephritis,
- high blood pressure.