Medical practices are always evolving – the best treatments given for a condition 20 years ago may no longer be considered as efficient today. Here at Kalamazoo Podiatry, we understand that in order to continue providing you and your family with quality foot care, we have to keep up with the every-changing world of the medicine.
This is especially true when it comes to chronic pain treatments. Many of us have tried it all with little to no results. Maybe you have already tried exercises, injections, even surgery, and yet your painful condition is starting to feel incurable – until now.
We are proud to be the one and only podiatry office in Kalamazoo offering a revolutionary new treatment for chronic pain, inflammation, and nerve conditions – introducing to you, our MLS Laser Therapy, also known as the Multiwave Lock System Laser Therapy.
Though this procedure is relatively new to the medical field, it has certainly created a buzz amongst medical professionals and podiatrists alike. And, we have seen up close how a few brief treatment sessions can provide relief to those of you dealing with sports injuries, chronic pain, and even peripheral neuropathy – MLS laser therapy has undoubtedly helped drastically improve the quality of care we can provide to you and your family.
Lasers may once have only been a key fixture in sci-fi stories, but today lasers are changing lives.
So, if you have painful symptoms from soft tissue injuries like strains, sprains, or other condition that cause inflammation, MLS therapy may be the right treatment for you. Keep reading to find out more about this revolutionary method.
How Does MLS Laser Therapy Work?
MLS Laser therapy is a safe and noninvasive technique which uses a powerful laser light to target pain, reduce inflammation, and give you relief from discomfort. This laser light produces a high amount of energy in order to penetrate deep into the skin and reach damaged cells at the injury site – once it is applied, it begins to work its magic healing the wound and repairing the soft tissue.
This advanced treatment option is especially effective when it comes to soft tissues like muscles, ligaments, nerves, and tendons – all of which are found in great numbers in your feet and which are, unfortunately, frequently affected by sports injuries.
When we use MLS laser therapy, we start by outlining the area being treated, and then the laser is applied to the appropriate area using a rhythmic motion. We calibrate our laser precisely to deliver energy in predetermined pulses, wavelengths, therapeutic dosages, and durations. These wavelengths synchronize together until a metabolic reaction happens in your cells that begins the process of healing.
MLS laser therapy also raises your circulation levels in the problem area, which then distributes oxygen and blood to the area in pain. When there is more blood and oxygen, the tissue can then begin to heal, the cells can start to repair, and the healthy tissue also begins to grow.
Though, you may not be able to physically see the MLS laser working its magic, you will definitely feel the result almost right away. The effects are cumulative and long-lasting rather than temporary, which means that many patients will begin to feel better after just one or two treatments. The total number of sessions required will depend on several factors including your specific condition and the severity of your symptoms.
Another great aspect of this procedure is the fact that sessions are quick – often requiring less than 30 minutes and completely painless and non-invasive, with no need for any medications or anesthesia. Not to mention that it is also FDA-approved and there are no known side effects. In short, it’s very convenient and very safe!
What Conditions Can Be Treated by MLS Laser Therapy?
Now that you have a general understanding of how this technology works, let’s take a closer look at some specific injuries and conditions laser therapy is used to treat.
MLS laser therapy is a great treatment option for those of you who have:
- Arthritis and other degenerating joint conditions
- Muscle strains, sprains, and tears
- Injuries to the soft tissues
- Pre- and post-surgical pain
- Damaged nerve function and immunoregulation
Both chronic and acute conditions can benefit from the use of MLS laser therapy. Normally, patients with chronic issues tend to experience continued improvement with regular treatment sessions. While acute conditions are more likely to only require 1-2 treatment sessions.
What are the Benefits of MLS Laser Therapy?
We have already mentioned some of the benefits of MLS laser therapy like its proven convenience and safety. However, there are more reasons why you should consider this type of treatment when looking for foot pain relief.
Here are some of the top benefits of MLS laser therapy:
- Accelerated cellular growth and tissue repair.Cells absorb the photon energy, which results in faster growth and repair for our patients.
- Improved immune function.Laser light stimulates immunoglobulins and lymphocytes, both of which are essential components of your immune system.
- Improved vascular activity.The formation of new capillaries is particularly beneficial because this speeds up your healing process, reduces scar tissue, and closes wounds more quickly, thereby reducing your risk of potential infection.
- Increased metabolic activity.Not only do damaged cells receive greater quantities of nutrients, oxygen, and water from the enhanced blood circulation, they are also able to take in and use the nourishment more efficiently.
It is worth noting that whereas some medications for certain conditions come with undesired side effects, there are no such known issues with MLS laser therapy – most patients who undergo treatment sessions report having no pain.
Come Visit Us Today!
So, if you are experiencing foot and ankle discomfort, and conservative treatments just don’t quite seem to be working for you, our MLS laser treatment may be able to greatly improve your situation!
We can easily determine if you could potentially benefit from MLS Laser therapy when you come visit us at our Kalamazoo Podiatry office. To schedule your appointment, just call us today at (269) 373-1019 or fill out our handy request form online.