MLS Laser Therapy: High-Tech and Highly Effective
We are proud of the fact that our patients have high expectations from The Kansas Foot Center. This extends to areas like offering exceptional foot care services and providing useful, accurate information on a wide array of medical topics. When it comes to exceptional foot care services, we strive to provide state-of-the-art treatment methods, including MLS laser therapy.
Laser treatment uses energy provided by concentrated levels of light to promote tissue healing and pain relief. Previously, podiatrists have relied on either a continuous laser to control pain or pulsed light lasers to control swelling, but our MLS (multi-wave lock system) treatment delivers both benefits in the same session.
Reduce Pain. Relieve Inflammation. Restore Mobility.
During MLS laser therapy, the light energy penetrates deeply into cells that have been damaged and stimulate healing activity by stimulating cell growth and reproduction. This therapy is particularly 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. The specific light wavelengths trigger a strong anti-inflammatory response in these tissues, which is essential for reducing levels of swelling and pain.
How MLS Laser Treatment Works
When using this state-of-the-art technique, we begin by outlining the area to be treated and then apply the laser to the area in a rhythmic manner. We precisely calibrate the device to deliver the energy in predetermined pulses, wavelengths, therapeutic dosages, and durations. The precise synchronization, dual action, and continuous laser emissions during the MLS session provide an effective therapeutic effect, so your tissues can heal and pain can be relieved.
An added benefit to this particular practice is improved circulation in an injured or damaged area, which further assists in the healing processes by bringing the essential oxygen, water, and nutrients to nourish the cells and promote recovery. This reduces levels of stiffness and frequency of muscle spasms.
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 having no pain or other sensation during therapy, and the average time of treatment is less than ten minutes. While some pharmacological solutions for pain and foot conditions come with undesired side effects, there are no such known issues for MLS laser therapy.
What MLS Therapy Is Used to Treat
This treatment method can be used in a variety of different manners. It certainly helps manage foot and ankle pain, like the kind that accompanies neuromas, bursitis, arthritis, and plantar fasciitis. It can also be used in treating 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, whereas 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 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 any of our three offices in Emporia, Newton, or Wichita. If you’d prefer, you can schedule your appointment with The Kansas Foot Center online today.