Pain Relief With Laser Therapy
Lasers aren’t just for construction and the metals industry. In fact, the medical industry has been able to provide patients with amazingly advanced treatments thanks to laser technology. Here in Centennial, CO, our podiatrist Dr. Mechanik has helped patients deal with painful foot and ankle problems thanks to advanced laser therapy.
Why laser therapy?
So why should you consider laser therapy if you are dealing with foot or ankle pain? Many patients come into our office because they are sick and tired of being in pain, but nothing seems to be working. Perhaps they’ve been popping pain medications, which takes the edge off but doesn’t really target the underlying problem. If you’re tired of turning to painkillers every time you’re in pain, laser therapy might be the best solution.
Laser treatment is often Dr. Mechanik’s first line of defense against foot pain that hasn’t responded to rest and home care. After all, laser therapy is non-invasive, side-effect-free, and can often provide our patients with relief from their symptoms without having to resort to more aggressive treatment options or painkillers such as opioids. Laser therapy provides a safe, effective, and gentle way to promote the body’s natural healing processes while also improving foot pain and swelling.
How does laser therapy work?
By directing light energy over areas of the foot, we can reduce pain by improving blood flow and stimulating cellular activity, which promotes the development of new cells while helping to repair damaged cells. Laser therapy can speed up the healing process without resorting to pain medications. Plus, the application is painless and only takes about 10-15 minutes, on average.
Of course, the number of sessions you will need to undergo will depend on the type and severity of your symptoms. During your consultation, Dr. Mechanik will map out your treatment plan, which will include the number of sessions you will need (this can range from 3-10 sessions). Many people experience relief from pain and swelling after just a single session.
What can laser therapy treat?
There are many applications for laser treatment including,
- Joint swelling
- Plantar fasciitis
- Achilles tendonitis or tendon injury
- Neurological pain
- Degenerative joint diseases
- Strains, sprains, and tear of the muscles
- Ligament injuries
- Post-surgical pain
- Morton’s neuroma
Laser therapy could accelerate
the healing process for your foot or ankle issues.
If you want to learn more about laser treatment for pain relief, call Colorado Foot Institute in Centennial, CO, today at (303) 333-3383.