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Dr Edward Davis LLLT?

Posted by John Martello on 7/09/04 at 16:02 (154986)

Dr ED,

I want to inquire about Low level laser therapy offered by my chiropractor for my chronic fhl,fdl tenosynovitis.

Do you know anything about its effectiveness?

Are there any risks associated with it?

Is it like ESWT which i know can cause problems to my post tib nerve and you reccommended not to try eswt for FHL/FDL problem.

She had stated to me LLLT stimulates fibrolasts of the tendons which encourages healing. However I would like to know if this can irritate my post tib on the inside of my ankle like ESWT can?

Thanks again for your expertise!

Re: Dr Edward Davis LLLT?

Ed Davis, DPM on 7/10/04 at 13:02 (155053)

While LLLT is harmless (except to your pocketbook), its effects on tissue healing are questionable.