Patients come to Foot & Ankle Associates of Florida with high expectations, and we are proud of this fact. Our practice provides effective foot care services to help you overcome lower limb pain and impaired functionality in the best possible manner. One of the ways we do this with the use of state-of-the-art treatment methods and equipment, including our MLS laser therapy.
Lasers are concentrated light beams that, when used correctly, can promote pain relief and tissue repair. In some cases, a continuous light laser is used to control pain, and others, pulsed light laser controls swelling. With an MLS system, both benefits are achieved at the same time.
Reduce Pain. Relieve Inflammation. Restore Mobility.
The light energy used during rounds of MLS laser therapy deeply penetrates cells that have been damaged. The energy then accelerates cellular reproduction and growth, thus stimulating healing activity in the affected area. This is especially effective for treating soft tissues (tendons, ligaments, and muscles) found in the feet, which are frequently affected by injury or damaged during biomechanical processes. The specific light wavelengths our doctors use reduce swelling and pain by triggering strong anti-inflammatory responses in the damaged tissues.
How MLS Laser Treatment Works
Our doctors start this advanced treatment by outlining the area in need of care and then applying the laser. The laser device is precisely calibrated to deliver energy in the correct durations, wavelengths, pulses, and therapeutic dosages, and the treatment is delivered in a rhythmic manner. The continuous laser emissions, synchronization, and dual action work throughout the session to trigger those natural healing processes and cell growth, providing an effective therapeutic effect.
There is an added benefit to this laser therapy in that circulation in the damaged or injured area improves. This further contributes to the healing by providing the essential nutrients, oxygen, and water to nourish cells and promote recovery. Further, this contributes to lower levels of stiffness and reduces the frequency of pre-existing muscle spasms.
Reducing Pain Painlessly
If having reduced pain, faster healing, and improved circulatory function aren’t enough reasons to consider this treatment, laser therapy is also proven to be painless and safe (FDA-approved). Most patients who undergo this therapy report having no pain or other sensation during therapy and the average treatment takes less than ten minutes. Some medications and drugs for medical conditions have undesired side effects, but there are no such known issues for MLS laser therapy.
Conditions Benefiting from MLS Therapy
This treatment method can be used in a variety of manners. It can certainly be used in managing foot and ankle pain, like the kind that accompanies neuromas, bursitis, arthritis, and plantar fasciitis. It can also be an integral part of a treatment plan for various wounds and sports injuries.
Laser treatment can provide benefit for both acute and chronic conditions. Acute conditions may require only one phase of treatment, while patients with chronic ones see continued improvement during the course of regular treatment sessions (since the results are cumulative and build up over time).
The MLS Advantage
In short, some of the top benefits of MLS treatment include:
- Accelerated tissue repair and cellular growth. Cells absorb the photon energy, which leads to faster growth and repair for our patients.
- Improved vascular activity. The formation of new capillaries speeds up the healing process, reduces scar tissue, and closes wounds quickly, thereby reducing the risk of infection.
- Increased metabolic activity. Not only will the damaged cells receive greater quantities of oxygen, water, and nutrients from the improved circulation, they will also be able to take in and use the nourishment more efficiently.
- Improved immune function. Laser light stimulates lymphocytes and immunoglobulins, which are essential components of the immune system.
State-Of-The-Art Laser Treatment in Florida
Laser treatment might be part of our recommended treatment plan for a variety of foot conditions that might be ailing you, but we won’t know this until you come in and see us! Request an appointment with Foot & Ankle Associates of Florida by calling 407-641-0075 or 352-589-9550 (if you live in Lake County) or schedule your appointment at any of our Tavares, Kissimmee, Altamonte Springs, Lake Mary, or Orlando, FL offices online today.