Podiatrists can offer laser therapy on the foot or lower limb for acute and chronic pain within the muscles and soft tissue. Laser therapy can help significantly with inflammation and joint pain for conditions such as plantar fasciitis, muscle spasm and pain, arthritis, neuropathy, tendonitis, sports injuries, and the healing of wounds. 

What is Laser Therapy?

Laser therapy involves directing laser light energy into inflamed or damaged tissues to accelerate the body’s natural healing process. The laser is placed in direct contact with the skin, which enables specific wavelengths of light to penetrate the tissue and interact with molecules within the cells, to cause several biomechanical effects.

What are the benefits of Laser Therapy?

Laser therapy has the following effects:

  • Decreases inflammatory cells
  • Relaxes muscle spasm immediately
  • Inhibits the sensory nerve impulses associated with pain
  • Provides energy for the cells within the tissue, allowing them to repair

Is Laser Therapy painful?

Treatments are quick, painless and effective, there very few known side effects. Patients often feel the benefits from their first session. The number of sessions required depends on the condition, for chronic pain it may take a few treatments before feeling an improvement.

Laser therapy has a cumulative effect, so a course of treatment is usually required.

At York Podiatry we have been successful in treating many patients using MLS® laser to help increase the speed of healing and reduce swelling and discomfort. We have seen lots of patients with conditions such as plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis, who have only been able to walk short distances due to the pain, after having a course of laser therapy they have reported significant improvement and been able to enjoy an active lifestyle again.  Having laser therapy is painless, quick and effective, getting you back on your feet faster!

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For further information or to book an appointment phone us on 01904 789763 or 01757 704747.