Chronic Heel Pain? How Laser Therapy Could Help

by | Jan 17, 2017 | Heel and Arch Pain

People love to imagine the way technology will help humanity in the future: self-driving cars, traveling to Mars, better medical treatments, and more. Yet much of what used to only be far-off dreams of “the future” and science fiction gadgets are common realities today, like smart phones and laser treatments for all sorts of painful issues. Laser therapy for pain is still a relatively recent development, yet it’s quickly becoming a part of many people’s healing, particularly for chronic issues like heel pain.

Heel pain has many potential causes, from stress fractures to nerve issues to soft tissue injuries. Conditions like plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinitis, which involve ligaments and tendons, are among the most common. They can also be challenging to treat. That’s where laser therapy for heel pain could help.

How Laser Therapy Works

Laser therapy uses energy from a powerful light that penetrates deeply into your heel to stimulate your body’s recovery. For soft tissues, like the ligaments and tendons that are often involved in heel pain issues, it encourages cell growth and repair. It also helps trigger your body’s anti-inflammatory response, reducing your swelling and pain—often with fast effects.

The process also helps boost circulation in that area of your foot. This brings much-needed oxygen and nutrients to your damaged tissues, contributing to your healing and your pain relief. It also helps reduce some stiffness.

Typically laser therapy for heel pain is best used to compliment other lower limb treatments in seriously painful heels. It’s particularly useful when the problem has gone on for a while. Like any other treatment, it may not be effective for everyone, but it’s already made significant strides in helping a great many people with pain relief.

Is Laser Treatment Right for You?

If you’re living with chronic heel pain, laser treatment may be the right next step toward your recovery. Don’t give up and suffer when you have options available to you. Let our team at The Kansas Foot Center in Wichita help you with your heels today. Contact our office directly or use our online request forms to get more information or a consultation. Just call (866) 222-5177.