Laser Therapy For Foot And Ankle Pain
Are you looking for an effective conservative option to treat pain in conditions like plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis, sports injuries, muscle strains, ligament strains and sprains, stress injuries, diabetic neuropathy, diabetic foot ulcers, fibromyalgia, post-op edema and pain?
Then you may want to consider an innovative laser treatment that offers relief of pain and inflammation in patients with all the above conditions. Lasers is proven to promote cellular regeneration through painless bio-stimulation, generating powers that can reduce inflammation and eliminate pain in a matter of weeks.
The cold laser therapy that most patients receive in our office is an FDA approved form of treatment. During the treatment, a light beam is placed on the injured area in an effort to affect cellular metabolism, protein synthesis, wound healing, and immune response. The hope is that all of this will fight the inflammation in the soft tissue, reduce pain, and decrease recovery time.
Laser therapy works well as a safe alternative to traditional treatments, including cortisone injections. This treatment does not cause the degenerative damage that is a high possibility with cortisone injections in the soft tissues. Using the laser instead of cortisone also allows prevention or at least reduction of future trauma or injury to the foot that can be expected with cortisone. The only apparent drawback to the laser is its somewhat lengthy treatment time. However, the rewards outweigh this potential setback.
The laser allows treatment without anesthesia and pain medicine is not necessary. Patients can continue their activities and sporting activities.