Conditions That Can Be Helped With MLS Laser Therapy

Conditions That Can Be Helped With MLS Laser Therapy

MLS laser therapy uses focused light to help your tissues heal. This therapy is especially useful in many foot and ankle ailments that make walking painful and can keep you from doing the activities you enjoy.

The light therapy creates conditions in which your body can increase cellular metabolism, reduce pain, minimize muscle spasms, and improve circulation to injured soft tissue. MLS laser therapy is cleared by the FDA for use and provides a noninvasive, drug-free solution to many painful foot and ankle issues. 

MLS laser therapy is great for acute conditions, like a sports injury, or chronic problems, like diabetic peripheral neuropathy. At Go Feet, Dr. Stuart Honick and James Williamson are proud to provide MLS laser therapy to patients in the Hammonton, Mays Landing, and Linwood, New Jersey areas. 

They may recommend MLS laser therapy for the following types of podiatric concerns:

Plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis causes heel pain that is stabbing and most fierce first thing in the morning when you step out of bed. Plantar fasciitis can become chronic and, because of its location, is notoriously hard to resolve. MLS laser therapy is a valuable part of your treatment plan as it stimulates healing in the plantar fascia located on the bottom of your foot. 

Achilles injuries

Achilles tendinitis, tendinosis, and rupture affect the tendon that runs across the back of your heel and ankle. Injuries to the Achilles can range from mild to severe. MLS laser therapy helps this sensitive tissue heal more quickly, so you can get back to daily activities and exercise.

Arthritis

MLS laser therapy helps reduce the inflammation, soreness, and stiffness associated with arthritis of the feet and ankles.

Diabetic feet

Many people with diabetes suffer from peripheral neuropathy, a condition that affects the nerves in your feet and hands. MLS laser therapy helps reduce the numbness, pain, and poor circulation associated with neuropathy.

Post-surgical and fracture healing

If you end up needing surgery for bunions, a ruptured Achilles, or hammertoe, MLS therapy helps expedite healing. MLS therapy also helps heal bone and soft tissue after a fracture in your foot or ankle. 

Sports injuries

Sports injuries like an ankle sprain, muscle pull, or tendon injury respond well to MLS therapy. The laser energy stimulates healing and can control swelling and injury-associated pain.

What is it like to get MLS laser therapy?

MLS laser therapy is customized for your particular condition. The robotically controlled system sends just the right level of light energy to the treated area. 

We place the laser eight inches above the skin, where it can penetrate your affected tissue. The laser energy interacts with your cells to restore their normal function and promote natural healing. The procedure is pain-free. 

Expect to come in for a 10- to 15-minute treatment two to three times per week as you heal. Most people benefit from a series of 6-12 sessions. If you have a chronic condition, like arthritis, you may require ongoing treatments to control pain and maintain function.

Go Feet is committed to providing the best in podiatric care. To learn more about MLS therapy and other podiatric treatments to help your acute and chronic foot and ankle concerns, call one of our offices today, or use the online tool to schedule. 

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