When foot pain becomes chronic and affects your daily life, finding a safe and effective treatment for relief becomes crucial for maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle. A technological breakthrough that has shown promising results is Multiwave Locked System (MLS) laser therapy. MLS has been successful in treating various foot conditions. At Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists, our skilled podiatrists can treat a range of foot conditions with MLS laser therapy, so their patients can return to the activities they enjoy.
How MLS Laser Therapy Works to Treat Foot Pain
MLS laser therapy is a non-invasive medical technology that uses low-level laser energy to promote cellular repair and reduce pain and inflammation. MLS lasers emit two synchronized pulses of light at multiple wavelengths, penetrating deep into the tissues, including muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. MLS laser therapy treats foot pain in the following ways:
Laser energy stimulates the mitochondria within cells, enhancing their ability to produce energy. This increased energy production accelerates cellular repair and regeneration, aiding in tissue healing.
MLS lasers reduce inflammation, and this can help minimize pain and reduce swelling in the affected area.
Laser therapy stimulates the release of endorphins—natural painkillers produced by the body. This helps provide immediate pain relief and improves overall comfort.
Improved Blood Circulation
MLS lasers dilate blood vessels, leading to improved circulation in the treated area. Enhanced blood flow brings oxygen and nutrients to damaged tissues, further supporting the healing process.
Foot Conditions Treated With MLS Laser Therapy
MLS laser therapy has been an effective option for treating a wide range of foot conditions, including the following:
Plantar fasciitis, a painful yet common foot condition, involves inflammation of the plantar fascia, the thick band of tissue that connects your heel to your toes. It causes heel pain that is often worse after resting. MLS laser therapy reduces inflammation, relieves pain, and promotes tissue repair.
Achilles tendinitis is inflammation of the Achilles tendon that can lead to pain and limited mobility. Laser therapy helps decrease inflammation and speed the healing process.
MLS lasers can be used to manage the pain and discomfort associated with peripheral neuropathy, a type of nerve damage in the feet common for those with diabetes. In some cases, MLS laser therapy can help damaged nerves recover.
Laser therapy can help reduce pain and inflammation associated with various types of arthritis, including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
MLS laser therapy is increasingly used by athletes to expedite recovery from sports injuries such as sprained ankles, strained muscles, and ligament tears.
Laser therapy can provide pain relief for individuals with bunions by reducing inflammation and promoting healing.
After foot surgery, MLS laser therapy can aid in reducing pain and swelling, accelerating the healing process, and improving overall recovery outcomes.
Advantages of MLS Laser Therapy
MLS laser therapy offers several advantages over traditional treatment methods for foot conditions. These advantages include:
Unlike surgery or injections, MLS laser therapy is non-invasive and does not require incisions, needles, or anesthesia. This reduces the risk of complications and downtime.
Pain Relief Without Medications
MLS laser therapy provides pain relief without needing medications, eliminating concerns about potential side effects or drug interactions.
Quick and Convenient
MLS laser sessions are relatively quick, typically lasting 10 to 15 minutes per treatment. This makes it a convenient option for individuals with busy schedules.
Minimal Side Effects
MLS laser therapy has minimal side effects, such as mild warmth or tingling sensations during treatment. There is no risk of scarring or infection.
Laser therapy can precisely target the affected area, delivering therapeutic energy directly to the problem site without affecting surrounding tissues.
Many patients experience significant pain reduction and improved mobility after just a few MLS laser therapy sessions, leading to a faster recovery and a quicker return to normal activities.
MLS laser therapy helps alleviate symptoms and promote tissue healing and regeneration. This can lead to long-lasting relief from foot conditions.
Suitable for Various Age Groups
MLS laser therapy can treat foot pain in individuals of all age groups, from young athletes to elderly individuals with chronic foot problems.