Cold Laser Therapy

Cold laser therapy, or low-level or near-infrared laser therapy, uses low-level light energy to stimulate healing and treat a wide array of conditions - ranging from sprains, tendinitis, back pain and arthritis to carpal tunnel syndrome, diabetic neuropathy and leg ulcers.

It is different from conventional "hot" laser therapy in that cold laser devices are used for the temporary relief of pain.

It's not clear how cold laser therapy might work, but it may have anti-inflammatory effects, help repair connective and other tissues, and release pain-relieving endorphins.