Laser therapy is an advanced form of treatment that has many applications in the field of foot and ankle treatment. Our office is proud to carry therapy via the HyperBlue PLUS laser for patients in Massapequa and all throughout Long Island.
If you are experiencing acute or chronic pain, need relief from inflammation, or are seeking accelerated recovery, then laser therapy might be an ideal part of your treatment plan.
What Does Laser Therapy Do?
HyperBlue PLUS does not burn the skin or damage tissue. Its purpose is to cause a minor disruption by sending light energy into the area of pain or injury. The body responds to this in several beneficial ways:
- Cellular activity increases. They perform their duties faster, including growth and repair.
- Blood flow to the area increases, providing more of the nutrients and growth factors the cells need to do their work.
- Anti-inflammatory responses are triggered, reducing pain and swelling.
- Immune response is increased, providing greater protection to the area.
What Can Be Treated with Laser Therapy?
Laser therapy can be particularly effective against soft tissue damage and injuries. Conditions that we might consider laser therapy for include, but aren’t limited to:
Laser therapy might be recommended to help accelerate recovery after a surgical procedure. Additionally, we may consider it to help patients find the recovery they need to avoid undergoing surgery in the first place.
Chronic sources of pain may also benefit from the laser, as it is capable of “kickstarting” a healing process that may have since slowed down.
What Should I Expect During Laser Therapy?
Laser therapy is typically scheduled out over a number of sessions, spanning several weeks or months. The number of sessions will be dependent upon your condition, its severity, and other factors.
Each session should not take long – usually 30 minutes or less, but this might change depending on the circumstances of your condition.
You will be asked to lie back as we apply the therapy. We start by outlining the area being treated, then apply the laser in a rhythmic manner over the location. The laser is specifically calibrated to deliver energy in set durations and dosages.
Once the session is complete, you are free to continue your day as normal. No bandages or aftercare is required!
Many patients report feeling benefits after their first laser therapy session, and those effects intend to stack with each successive session, helping a patient feel better and better. We will monitor your progress over time, and make adjustments to the sessions or overall treatment plan if needed.
Will Laser Therapy Hurt? Is It Safe?
Laser therapy should not cause you any pain or major discomfort. Most patients feel a warming sensation at the site of application, and little else.
If, however, you do happen to feel pain or too much discomfort for any reason during a session, do not hesitate to tell us. We can adjust the therapy as necessary.
Our HyperBlue PLUS laser is a 100% safe form of treatment and is fully approved by the US FDA.
Do I Need to Prepare for Each Session?
No. Laser therapy works by stimulating and aiding the body’s own natural healing and recovery responses, so no drugs or forms of preparation are necessary whatsoever. All you have to do is show up to each session and we will take care of the rest.
Nassau County’s Source for Advanced Treatment
If you have been experiencing foot and ankle pain and have not achieved results from other methods of treatment, then our HyperBlue PLUS laser may be what you need to find the relief you deserve. We will be more than happy to discuss this option with you, as well as other forms of treatment that may best suit your individual needs.
Schedule an appointment with Foot Specialists of Long Island by calling our Massapequa office at (516) 804-9038 or by filling out our online contact form.