Is Laser Therapy Right for Me?

When it comes to foot and ankle conditions and injuries, there are hundreds of treatment options, and what is right for you may not be right for the next patient. So, how do you determine if laser therapy is right for your foot and ankle trouble?

What is Laser Therapy?

First, let’s look at what laser therapy really is.  Laser therapy uses concentrated light to stimulate the body’s natural healing process. The light energy passes deep into tissues and triggers damaged cells to repair themselves. This results in many benefits, including reduced inflammation, less pain, and faster healing for wounds or post-surgical patients. 

The MLS Laser 

The MLS laser at the Foot & Ankle Wellness Center is a cutting-edge laser with multiple wavelengths available in one machine to treat a wider variety of conditions. The FDA cleared this laser all the way back in 2002 for use in a variety of applications, including uses for foot and ankle conditions.

What does the MLS Laser Treat?

The MLS laser is a great solution for many foot and ankle conditions! Some of the many conditions this laser can treat include:

  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Neuropathy
  • Neuromas
  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Wounds
  • Work or Sports Injuries
  • Postsurgical Pain/Inflammation
  • Hematomas
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrom
  • And much more! 

Is the MLS Laser Effective?

Absolutely. Laser therapy is one of the best non-surgical, drug-free ways to eliminate pain and swelling and get you back to a healthy and active lifestyle faster. There are no known side effects of laser therapy and the results are rapid and significant! Approximately 85-90% of patients see or feel a measurable change in their pain levels or the quickness with which they are healing. 

Is Laser Treatment Right for Me?

Every patient is unique and what is right for one person, may not be the best solution for the next person. For example, MLS laser therapy can work wonders for neuropathy symptoms, but so can our Neurogenx treatments. MLS laser therapy may also help you avoid or put off surgery due to the extreme results some patients experience. Talk to your FAAWC provider today about adding MLS laser therapy to your treatment plan!

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