Sport Related Injuries and Cold Laser Therapy

Robbie Adams February 15th 2018

Olympic Torch

The 2018 Winter Olympics is well underway in Pyeongchang, South Korea, as competition begins. While it is every Olympian’s dream to come home with a medal, it sometimes does not always go according to plan and sometimes injuries can occur…

“Canada’s Simmerling Undergoes Surgery”

Soccer Injury

Facts about sports injuries:

More than 10 million sports injuries occur each year. Most sports injuries are due to either traumatic injury or overuse of muscles or joints. Many sports injuries can be prevented with proper conditioning and training, wearing appropriate protective gear, and using proper equipment.

Sport Injury

Sports and soft-tissue injuries:

About 95 percent of sports injuries are due to minor trauma involving soft tissue injuries – injuries that affect the muscles, ligaments, and/or tendons, including:

  • Contusions (bruises)
  • Sprains
  • Strains

Leg Cast Injury

What is a contusion?

A contusion (bruise) is an injury to the soft-tissue often produced by a blunt force such as a kick, fall, or blow. The result will be pain, swelling, and discoloration. Treatment for contusions includes Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation (R.I.C.E.). More serious contusions may need to be examined by a physician.

Knee Pain

What is a sprain?

A sprain is an injury to a ligament and is often caused by a wrench or twist. Sprains often affect the ankles, knees, or wrists. The treatment for a sprain includes Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation (R.I.C.E.). If the ligament is torn, surgical repair may be necessary.

Sprained Ankle

What is a strain?

A strain is an injury to a muscle or tendon, and is often caused by overuse, force, or stretching. The treatment for a strain is Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation (R.I.C.E) If a tear in the muscle occurs, surgical repair may be necessary.

Joint Stiffness

Sports and fractures:

Fractures are breaks in the bone and often are caused by a blow or a fall. A fracture may be classified as a hairline fracture (a thin fracture that may not run through the entire bone), or a compound fracture, in which the broken bone protrudes through the skin. Most fractures occur in the arms and legs. Symptoms may include tenderness over the bone, swelling of the affected area, deformity of the limb, and increased pain upon movement.


What are stress fractures?

Stress fractures are weak spots or small cracks in the bone caused by continuous overuse. Stress fractures often occur in the foot after training for basketball, running, and other sports. There usually is no swelling, but pain and tenderness often increases during movement.

Stress Fractures

Treatment for sports injuries:

For severe sports injuries, specific treatment will be determined by the physician(s) based on:

  • Patient’s age, overall health, and medical history
  • Extent of the injury
  • Patient’s tolerance for specific medications, procedures, or therapies
  • Patient’s (or family’s) opinion or preference

Initial treatment for many sports injuries includes Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation (R.I.C.E.)


The Cold Laser Treatment Option. If it’s good for Olympians………

There are other options for sport recovery injuries. Laser Therapy, also referred to as Cold Laser or Low Level Laser or Light Therapy (LLLT), has clinically been proven to be an effective treatment for a broad range of conditions including musculoskeletal injuries, arthritis, soft tissue damage, and sport injuries.

Cold Laser Probe and Array

Laser Therapy is so ground breaking and cutting edge with its proven results that athletes from Team USA Figure Skating team use BioFlex Cold Laser Therapy technology to accelerate their healing process for various musculoskeletal injuries!

In summary: Laser therapy is the use of light from a Low Intensity Laser Diode or an array of Superluminous Diodes to decrease pain, accelerate healing and decrease inflammation. LLLT is also known as cold laser, low intensity laser therapy or photobiomodulation.

BioFlex Laser Array

Laser therapy does not heat or cut tissue, unlike high intensity lasers. Many pharmacological treatments mask pain or only address the symptoms of the disease. Laser Therapy treats the underlying condition or pathology to promote tissue healing and resolve inflammation. This means that the treatments are effective and the benefits of laser therapy are long lasting.

You don’t have to be an Olympian to use BioFlex Laser to treat your injuries… However you can recover like a Gold Medal Winner when using it!

Olympic Rings BioFlex Laser

  • Cold laser therapy or phototherapy is considered safe and non-invasive, painless and drug-free. There have been no reported adverse results or side effects of BioFlex Laser Therapy throughout the company’s nearly 30 year history.
  • Numerous clinical studies have demonstrated the benefits of using LLLT (Low Level Laser Therapy) / Cold Laser Therapy / Phototherapy, as it reduces pain and inflammation.
  • Be sure to consult your physician if there is a prolonged, visible deformity of the affected area, or if severe pain prevents use of arm, leg, wrist, ankle, or knee.


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