In 2002 the Microlight Corporation of American in Sugarland, TX received clearance from the FDA to market its Microlight 830 laser for the use in the non-surgical treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome.
The ML83O Laser is a non-thermal laser capable of penetrating deep into tissue. The laser light stimulates the vascular and lymphatic systems under the skin. This stimulation reduces the pain and inflammation in the area of the carpal tunnel so that the carpal tunnel release surgery may not be necessary.
The device is small and does not have a cord since it is battery operated. Theere are not gels or special creams to use either and it works through light clothing as well.