What Conditions Can Laser Therapy Treat?
It’s impossible to sum up laser therapy in just one word—things like “effective,” “awesome,” “advanced,” and “revolutionary” spring to mind. But if we had to pick one, versatile would make a pretty good candidate. That’s because the extensive, wide-ranging benefits of laser therapy make it an effective treatment option for an extremely broad and varied group of foot and ankle conditions.
Here’s what we mean. To give you a brief overview, the photon (or light) energy from the laser can penetrate up to about 2 inches beneath the skin. The body’s cells can use that energy to accelerate a bunch of really important activities—improving lymphatic drainage, blocking pain signals, reconnecting nerve cells, boosting cell growth and repair, forming new capillaries and increasing circulation, increasing metabolism, reducing scar tissue formation … you get the idea.
This versatility is what makes laser therapy so effective for so many conditions. It is probably best known for treating soft tissue pain, inflammation, and injuries such as:
- Plantar fasciitis
- Arthritis / joint pain
- Ball of foot pain
- Muscle strains
- All kinds of sports injuries, both acute and chronic
- Post-surgical pain and swelling
However, laser therapy has also been highly useful in the treatment of nerve, circulatory, and skin conditions such as:
Although it’s not a “miracle cure,” MLS laser therapy is at the leading edge of medicine for a reason—it really does provide dramatic results for so many patients and so many conditions. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Tom Truong at the Kansas Foot Center, give us a call today at (866) 222-5177.