A 45-year-old member asked:
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does light therapy (through the skin) for sprains and strains work?

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Dr. Nolan Segal
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
No: The warmth from the light will feel good. As the injury heals stretching and strengthening are needed.
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
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