Laser treatment for foot pain

What is laser treatment for foot pain?

Laser treatment for foot pain is an advanced procedure developed to avoid unnecessary surgery. The light beams from the laser penetrate through the skin to the underlying structures. There, they are absorbed by melanin and hemoglobin, triggering immediate relief.

The laser foot therapy works through several mechanisms, stimulating the body’s natural healing processes:

  • Increased blood circulation
  • Reduction in tissue inflammation
  • Pain reduction
  • Opening up of blood vessels
  • Accelerating healing
  • Recovery of damaged tissue

It’s a remarkable treatment for patients with chronic foot and ankle pain. For example, in one study of patients treated with four shots per session per foot twice a week over four weeks, almost all participants felt a significant improvement in pain symptoms. Another trial confirmed the results, finding laser foot therapy treatments produce benefits even in patients experiencing chronic neck pain.

In our experience, laser foot therapy treatment is very capable of returning patients to active daily living. We’ve treated many patients with the laser foot therapy treatment who’ve experienced significant and life-changing results.

Though patients can notice results from a single session, multiple sessions are needed to produce lasting results. You’ll typically undergo between 6 to 12 sessions in total. These sessions are divided into two or three a week and last around 15 to 30 minutes.

You do not need to prepare beforehand. You will be asked to lie down and relax as the doctor applies the laser to the site and begins the treatment. The laser is not strong enough to burn or damage the skin. Some patients do report a warm sensation, however.

After the session, there is no need for rest. You can continue with your day as usual.

Your results will depend on the number of sessions, exposure time, light pulse frequency, and beamwidth. Your foot and ankle doctor will determine the correct setting depending on your medical history and condition.

Laser treatment for foot pain is beneficial in a wide variety of conditions. It’s particularly effective for soft tissue injuries involving tendons and ligaments. Your podiatrist may recommend laser treatment for the following ailments:

  • Osteoarthritis pain
  • Rheumatoid arthritis stiffness and pain
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Tendonitis, e.g., Achilles’ tendonitis
  • Ankle sprains and strains
  • Arthrosis of the big toe (hallux rigidus)
  • Stress fractures
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Post-surgical pain
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Sports injuries

It’s understandable to be skeptical about laser foot therapy treatment. After all, it sounds remarkable in its effectiveness and lack of side effects. However, it’s a 100% medically-approved treatment administered by doctors worldwide. It’s got a wealth of data and evidence backing up its use.

Here are some benefits you can expect:

  • Decreased need for foot or ankle surgery
  • Almost immediate pain relief with a strong anti-inflammatory effect
  • Only minor, if any, side effects
  • Long-term relief due to internal healing
  • 100% compatible with existing drug therapies
  • Accelerates the body’s healing mechanisms
  • Aids muscle recovery from sports injuries

Most patients can benefit significantly from laser therapy. However, we do not advise treatment for individuals with the following:

  • A malignant tumor near the treatment site
  • Pregnancy
  • Tattoos near the treatment site

Nevertheless, most patients will not experience any ill effects. Lasting benefits will become apparent between the 2nd and 4th sessions. Some patients may experience minor eye strain due to the laser’s light. However, simply not looking during the procedure will prevent this side effect.

Our Foot and Ankle Doctors are the best people to talk to. We’ve got extensive experience delivering high-quality laser treatment for foot pain. We’re more than happy to discuss your treatment options and the potential benefits of laser treatment: our extensive knowledge and specialized training cover all aspects of its use, safety, and effectiveness.

Book an appointment today to discuss laser foot therapy treatment for your foot or ankle pain.

We’re ready to get you back on your feet.

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