Lasers have been proven extremely useful in a wide range of areas to the point that they are now commonplace. From music and television to precise metal and surgical cutting, lasers are used for things that most of us wouldn’t even think about.
So, it goes without saying that the fact we use lasers to help treat foot and ankle pain still amazes people today.
But the reality is that medical practices are always evolving. The best treatments given for a condition 20 years ago may no longer be considered as effective today. That is why here at Capital Podiatry Associates, CP, we understand that to continue providing you and your family with quality foot care, then we must keep up with the constantly changing medical field.
When it comes to chronic pain treatments, this holds especially true. Many of us have tried every pain relief trick in the book with little to no result – exercises, injections, even surgery, and yet painful conditions can begin to feel incurable.
We are proud to offer a new treatment for chronic pain, inflammation, and nerve conditions – meet our revolutionary MLS Laser Therapy, also known as the Multiwave Lock System Laser Therapy.
Although lasers may once have only been a key fixture in sci-fi movies, today they are changing lives. We have seen up close how just a few brief treatment sessions can provide relief to those dealing with sports injuries, chronic pain, and even peripheral neuropathy.
The effectiveness of lasers is definitely amazing, but it certainly isn’t magic. And, that is good news for those of you who may be interested in learning how a laser can relieve painful symptoms in lower extremities.
Magicians may not give away their secrets, but we are podiatrists and have no problem letting you in on this one!
How Does MLS Laser Therapy Work?
MLS laser therapy uses two synchronized lasers in order to achieve a significant therapeutic effect. One laser primarily deals with managing pain – this mean you will feel better quickly. The other essentially deals with tissue regeneration – this means you will actually get better quickly.
The laser energy reaches tissues as deep as 4-5 cm (up to 2 inches) beneath the skin surface, where it immediately boosts cellular metabolism and stimulates your body’s own natural processes for creating blood vessels, repairing damaged tissues, fighting infection, and reducing inflammation.
MLS laser therapy can provide a highly effective – not to mention 100% clean and natural – alternative to surgery or medical procedures like steroid injections. And when combined with other remedies like stretching, physical therapy, or orthotics, it can significantly reduce the overall recovery and rehabilitation period, allowing you to quickly return to your normal activities.
Even better, MLS laser therapy is completely painless, has no known side effects or complication risks, and requires absolutely no down time. There are no incisions to make or chemicals to put in your body. MLS laser therapy is, indeed, as natural as they come!
You may not be able to physically see the MLS laser working its magic, but you will feel the result almost right away. The effects are cumulative and long-lasting rather than temporary, which means that many patients will begin to feel better after just one or two treatments.
The average session time is less than 15 minutes. You can leave the office when you are done and continue with your usual daily activities. Not to mention that it is also FDA-approved.
In short, it’s very convenient and very safe!
What Conditions Can Be Treated by MLS Laser Therapy?
Laser therapy is particularly effective in treating soft tissues like tendons and ligaments found in great numbers in the feet. These soft tissues are commonly affected by injury and can easily become inflamed.
MLS laser therapy is a great treatment option for those who have:
- Arthritis and other degenerating joint conditions
- Damaged nerve function and immunoregulation
- Muscle strains, sprains, and tears
- Injuries to the soft tissues
- Pre- and post-surgical pain
Both chronic and acute conditions can benefit from the use of MLS laser therapy. Normally, patients with chronic issues tend to experience continued improvement with regular treatment sessions. While acute conditions are more likely to only require 1-2 treatment sessions.
What are the Benefits of MLS Laser Therapy?
As already noted, some of the benefits of MLS laser therapy are its proven convenience and safety. However, there are more reasons why you should consider this type of treatment when looking for pain relief in your feet.
Below are some of the top benefits of MLS laser therapy:
- Accelerated cellular growth and tissue repair.Cells absorb the photon energy, which results in faster cellular growth and repair.
- Improved immune function.Laser light stimulates immunoglobulins and lymphocytes – essential components of your immune system.
- Improved vascular activity.This will speed up your healing process, reduce scar tissue, and close wounds more quickly, thereby reducing your risk of potential infection.
- Increased metabolic activity.Damaged cells receive greater quantities of nutrients, oxygen, and water from enhanced blood circulation.
It is worth reiterating that whereas some medications for certain conditions come with undesired side effects, there are no such known issues with MLS laser therapy.
Come Visit Us Today!
So, if you are experiencing discomfort in your foot or ankle and conservative treatments just don’t quite seem to be finding you the relief you need, our MLS laser treatment may be the answer!
We can easily determine if you could potentially benefit from MLS Laser therapy when you come visit us at our Capital Podiatry Associates, PC office. To schedule your appointment, just call us today at (703) 560-3773 or fill out our handy request form online.