MLS Laser Therapy: High-Tech and Highly Effective
We strive to provide the best in state-of-the-art treatment methods to our patients. For conditions surrounding soft tissue injuries, we’re proud to include Multiwave Locked System (MLS) laser therapy as one such option.
Laser treatment uses energy provided by concentrated levels of light to promote accelerated healing and pain relief. In other words, it stimulates the body’s own natural recovery processes.
Previously, podiatrists have relied on either a continuous laser to control pain or pulsed light lasers to control swelling, but our MLS treatment delivers both benefits in the same session.
Reduce Pain. Relieve Inflammation. Restore Mobility.
During MLS laser therapy, light energy penetrates deeply into cells that have been damaged and accelerates healing activity by stimulating cell growth and reproduction.
This therapy is very effective for soft tissues like muscles, tendons, and ligaments, all of which are found in great abundance in the feet and are frequently affected by injury. (Just ask any pro athlete!)
Additionally, specific light wavelengths trigger a strong anti-inflammatory response in soft tissues, which is essential for reducing levels of swelling and pain.
How Does MLS Laser Treatment Work?
When using laser therapy for pain, we begin by outlining the area to be treated. We then apply the laser to the area in a rhythmic motion.
The device is specifically calibrated to deliver the energy in predetermined pulses, wavelengths, dosages, and durations. These elements are adjusted to specific conditions to provide the best effects.
An added benefit of MLS laser therapy is improved circulation in an injured or damaged area. This further assists the healing process by bringing more essential oxygen, water, and nutrients to nourish the cells and promote recovery. Stiffness and muscle spasms also tend to be reduced.
Reducing Pain Painlessly
If reduced pain, faster healing, and improved circulatory function isn’t enough, laser therapy is also proven to be safe (FDA-approved) and painless.
Most patients who undergo the process report no pain or other negative sensations during therapy. The average time of treatment is also relatively short—less than 10 minutes.
While some drugs and other treatments come with undesired side effects, there are no such known issues for MLS laser therapy.
What MLS Therapy Is Used to Treat
Laser therapy can be used for a variety of conditions. This includes foot and ankle pain that accompanies neuromas, bursitis, arthritis, and plantar fasciitis. It can also be used in treating various wounds (including diabetic wounds) and sports injuries.
MLS provides benefits for both acute and chronic pains. Acute conditions may require only one phase of treatment, whereas patients with chronic ones see continued improvement over regular treatment sessions (since the results are cumulative and build up over time).
Laser can also be an effective tool for post-op recovery, accelerating healing time and relieving pain to help a patient get back to full strength faster—but still safely—compared to more traditional methods.
The MLS Advantage
In short, some of the top benefits of MLS treatment include:
- Accelerated tissue repair and cell 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 Treatment at The Kansas Foot Center
When you want the best foot and ankle treatment available in the greater Wichita, KS community, give us a call at (316) 283-4330 and have one of our friendly staff members set up an appointment for you at our Wichita office. If you’d prefer, you can schedule your appointment with The Kansas Foot Center online today.