The Benefits of Laser Therapy
posted: Oct. 21, 2014.
Laser therapy is an effective way to deal with foot and ankle pain from injuries and other conditions. It will help get you back on your feet and enjoying life again relatively quickly, without using medications that can cause stomach irritation and other side effects. There are many other benefits of laser therapy as a treatment option that definitely make it worth considering if your podiatrist suggests it to you.
Benefits of Laser Therapy for Foot and Heel Pain
• No anesthesia required
The procedure does not produce discomfort, and patients do not require anesthesia. This means less down time after their treatment and they can resume their normal activities much more quickly
• No side effects
Unlike pain-relieving medications, laser therapy is a safe and effective treatment option that provides rapid pain relief by blocking pain signals transmitted by nerve cells to the brain and decreasing nerve sensitivity. This form of treatment may also increase the production of endorphins, which are the body’s “feel good” hormones.
• Stimulates the body’s natural healing ability
The use of the laser light increases the formation of new capillaries in damaged tissue in the foot and ankle area. When laser treatment is used on sprains and strains, the light from the laser is able to penetrate deeply into the tissue to accelerate tissue repair and cell growth. This helps to speed up the healing process.
• Speeds healing of wounds and ulcers
The laser stimulates development of fibroblast in tissue damaged by superficial injuries, such as burns, diabetic foot ulcers, cuts and scratches. Fibroblasts are the building blocks of collagen, which is the protein required to repair tissue injuries or replace old tissue.
• Reduces swelling
Laser therapy’s anti-inflammatory effect reduces swelling caused by inflammation or bruising. This often leads to a noticeable reduction or pain and improved mobility and function in a very short time.
Laser therapy is a safe, effective and non-invasive treatment option for patients experiencing foot and ankle pain. Schedule your consultation with Sheldon H. Nadal D.P.M.to discuss whether it is right for you.