No matter who you are or what you do, chronic foot pain can make it a struggle just to get through your day. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
In the last several years, laser therapy has emerged as an advanced therapy for heel pain, sports injuries, and other sources of musculoskeletal pain and inflammation. Are you:
- Suffering from constant pain and cannot enjoy outdoor activities?
- Sick of chronic pain and looking for an effective alternative to surgery?
- Recovering from a recent surgical procedure?
- An athlete looking to get back in the game as quickly as possible?
How Does It Work?
|Fundamentally, laser therapy works by stimulating your own cells and giving them the energy they need to not only soothe pain, but also heal and repair damage tissue at an accelerated rate.||Laser technology has developed and grown over the last several decades. Older lasers tended to be categorized as either low power (which were safe to use but were less effective) or high power (which worked faster but could cause collateral damage to healthy tissue).||The laser we use in our office—the MLS laser—is the successor to both of these technologies. It uses two synchronized beams—a lower power 808nm wavelength laser and a higher power pulsed 905nm laser—that work in tandem to offer maximum benefit with minimum risk. Fine-tuned computer control over power and pulse rate allow us to tailor the treatment to the specific needs of each patient.|
How Is Laser Therapy Used?
In our office, we use laser therapy effectively in numerous ways, including:
- It’s effective for just about any chronic or acute inflammatory condition or sports injury. That includes plantar fasciitis and other types of heel pain, ankle sprains, muscle tears, and more. Often laser therapy is able to help patients get better and avoid surgery, even when other conservative treatments have failed
- We use laser therapy often in our neuropathy treatments. It may not work for everyone, but in many cases it not only reduces, but it can also help regenerate damaged nerve tissue (at least partially) and improve conduction. This allows some lost function to be restored.
- Laser therapy after a foot surgery can help the swelling and stiffness subside much faster. This means you can begin your rehab sooner, allowing your muscles less time to weaken, and return to full activity earlier.
- Laser therapy can be incorporated into a wound-healing treatment to help ulcers close faster.