As a general rule, your body has the remarkable ability to heal naturally and safely. However, these healing processes aren’t perfect and have certain limits, especially regarding the amount of time it takes to recover from injury or tissue damage. Ground-breaking advancements in technology have given us an array of options that help to stimulate and speed natural healing. These advancements are called “regenerative medicine.” You can discover this innovative treatment at Foot & Ankle Associates of Florida!
Technically speaking, regenerative medicine is the process of regenerating, replacing, or even engineering biological tissue to repair damage and restore normal function. There are various ways this can be accomplished, with a leading choice being Multi-Wave Locked System (MLS®) laser therapy.
When you suffer from pain or have impaired function in a lower limb due to soft tissue damage—like inflammation in the plantar fascia or tears in the Achilles tendon—your body initiates the healing processes to repair the tissue. These processes happen at the cellular level.
MLS® laser therapy uses concentrated light energy, able to reach damaged cells at the injury site. This specifically calibrated laser uses the proper wavelengths to ensure that energy travels exactly where it needs to go. The laser stimulates the cells—essentially giving them an extra burst of energy— to accelerate the body’s natural repair process.
Cellular stimulation is a feature of laser treatment that promotes faster healing, however this isn’t the only benefit. Your body relies on a steady blood flow to an injury site to repair damaged tissue. MLS® laser therapy also helps in this area by increasing blood flow, which means more nutrients and oxygen are delivered to sustain the cells that need them.
In addition to quicker healing, other advantages to this form of regenerative medicine is less pain, reduced swelling, and decreased need for surgical intervention. (Our team at Foot & Ankle Associates of Florida has an impressive record of performing successful surgeries for patients when needed, but we prefer to treat you with noninvasive methods whenever possible!)
For more information about our MLS® laser therapy, or to request an appointment, call 407-339-7759 or 352-589-9550 (if calling from Lake County) and one of our friendly staff members will be more than happy to help!