Before laser therapy, it is important to consult with a doctor to see if the treatment is right for you. During laser therapy, a trained medical professional will direct high-powered laser light at the affected area. The light energy will penetrate the skin and target the underlying tissues. Patients typically feel a warmth during the treatment, but there should be no pain.
After laser therapy, it is important to rest the treated area and avoid strenuous activity for 24 hours. Ice may also be applied to help reduce swelling. Most people experience relief from their symptoms after just a few treatments. However, some may need additional sessions to achieve their desired results.