The Sport Laser is a handheld, battery operated, noninvasive, light-emitting medical device. Recently cleared by the FDA for sale and use in the treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Relief of muscle and joint pain, arthritis, muscle spasm, relief of stiffness, and the promotion of muscle relaxation, this device is a low energy laser also known as a "cold laser." In contrast to general surgical or cosmetic lasers that produce heat and thermo-destructive laser energy, Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) produces no harm to human tissue in normal use and thus is classified by the FDA as a Class IIIB medical device. Cold lasers used in LLLT have been in medical use for over 30 years and have a long record of successful clinical studies demonstrating medical efficacy and safety. The Sport Laser produces infrared (invisible) laser light at the 830 nm wavelength via three LASER diodes. A fourth visible LED (Light-Emitting Diode) is used to provide a visible red target light field for the clinician to target the desired tissue area. As a noninvasive contact medical device, the SportLaser is completely portable, very easy to operate and provides reliable and effective treatment options to the clinician and patient. Through the action of photo-stimulation of light reactive biological receptors (chromophores) in the body, Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) has demonstrated the ability to significantly accelerate and enhance the body's natural defense and repair components in the presence of injury, inflammation and certain disease processes. By modifying the effects and limiting the duration of inflammation as well as enhancing specific repair and healing processes, LLLT is consistent in providing pain relief, reducing injury damage and loss of function, in addition to facilitating more rapid repair and stronger healed tissue structures. Multiple clinical studies have noted the following results of LLLT: 1. Increased collagen production 2. Increased cell membrane potential 3. Enhanced nerve regeneration 4. Reduced edema magnitude 5. Increased vasodilation 6. Increased microcirculation 7. Reduced inflammatory duration 8. Increased tissue and bone repair 9. Increased cell metabolism 10. Increased lymphatic response 11. Increased pain threshold 12. Increased enzyme response Light receptive chromophores, both in cellular and sub-cellular locations, become stimulated to more active levels of function and increased interaction by being exposed to coherent laser light, which penetrates much deeper than other light wave forms. Laser therapy stimulates increased endorphin release and increased prostaglandin synthesis. Due to the powerful effect exerted by photo-stimulated enzymes, both localized and systemic cascade reactions occur that result in immunomodulation and inflammatory mitigation. In summary, Low Level Laser Therapy stimulates improved vascular, lymphatic and enzymatic activity, which increases collagen synthesis and production, satellite cell presence and cellular metabolism, resulting in the enhanced healing of damaged skeletal, connective and neurological tissues and structures. Patients treated with the portable Sport Laser will experience significantly faster healing, increased range of motion, significantly decreased pain, and more complete tissue regeneration. Please click here to read our Sport Laser brochure which contains answers to frequently asked questions.