Acute Injury

"Can I play next week?"
- Fractured clavicle

Injuries are either acute or due to overuse. Recognizing the mechanism of injury and managing your recovery can prevent your acute injury from becoming chronic. It requires a balance between expectations and best clinical practices. Although laser therapy has been shown to reduce pain, inflammation and speeds up healing, your injury requires the proper time to heal for a safe return to physical activity and play.1,2 Easing you back into your activities is optimized with an understanding of your injury, treatment and recovery. Cox® Technic and laser therapy (such as with Theralase®) has been shown to reduce knee pain.3,4


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