We might not always think about this, but technology constantly changes and improves our lives in so many different ways. A large number of the most impressive technological advancements come from the field of medicine. The medical community is constantly finding new, innovative ways to diagnose, treat, and even prevent medical problems for our patients.
A good example of a technological breakthrough in the field of medicine—one we are proud to offer for you here at Foot Specialists of Long Island—is laser treatment for foot injuries. Our doctors can use an advanced HyperBlue PLUS laser to treat various soft tissue problems and conditions in the lower limbs. If you are experiencing pain from sprains, strains, or other sources of tissue inflammation, laser therapy is a potential treatment option to resolve the problem so you can go back to your favorite activities.
Benefits of Laser Treatment
Some of the top benefits of laser treatment include:
- Improved vascular activity. The formation of new capillaries is particularly beneficial because it speeds up your healing process, reduces scar tissue, and closes wounds more quickly, thereby reducing your risk of potential infection.
- Increased metabolic activity. Not only do damaged cells receive greater quantities of nutrients, oxygen, and water from the enhanced blood circulation, they are also able to take in and use the nourishment more efficiently.
- Accelerated cellular growth and tissue repair. Cells absorb the photon energy, which results in faster growth and repair for our patients.
- Improved immune function. Laser light stimulates immunoglobulins and lymphocytes, both of which are essential components of your immune system.
- Additionally, you will find that this treatment contributes to reduced frequency of muscles spasms in the area.
As if faster healing, reduced pain, and improved blood flow aren’t enough, laser therapy is also proven to be quick, painless, and completely safe (it’s approved by the U.S. FDA – which is the governmental agency responsible for ensuring the safety of medical devices). Most patients who undergo a session report having no pain or other sensation during it. The average time of treatment is less than thirty minutes. Whereas some medications for certain medical conditions come with undesired side effects, there are no such known issues with laser therapy.
Conditions Treated with Laser Therapy
Laser treatment is used in managing various sources of foot and ankle pain, including pain caused by arthritis, bursitis, and plantar fasciitis. It is also sometimes used as an integral part of treatment plans to address sports injuries and wounds.
Both chronic and acute conditions can benefit from laser treatment. Typically, patients with chronic issues tend to experience continued improvement during the course of regular treatment sessions, particularly because the results are cumulative (they build up over time). Conversely, acute conditions are more likely to only need a singular phase of treatment. Of course, our doctors will determine what kind of program they think is the right one for your injury, and then discuss your options with you.
How Laser Therapy Actually Works
When our doctors recommend using this form of treatment—or any treatment, really—you should know what it is, if it’s safe, and will it fix the problem for you.
Basically, the HyperBlue PLUS laser is a nonsurgical option for injuries to soft tissues like muscles, ligaments, and tendons, all of which are found in great abundance in feet. This state-of-the-art treatment is especially effective for treating injuries like plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis and other sprains, strains, and inflammation that can happen during sports and other physical activities.
During laser therapy, the laser’s energy penetrates deeply into your soft tissue and reaches the damaged cells. The energy stimulates natural healing processes and speeds up cellular growth and reproduction. Additionally, the specific light wavelengths produced by the laser initiate strong, anti-inflammatory responses by the cells, which is essential for reducing pain and swelling in the tissue.
When our doctors use this laser therapy to treat your condition, they start by outlining the area being treated, and then the laser is applied in a rhythmic manner to the appropriate location. The laser is calibrated precisely to deliver energy in predetermined durations, pulses, therapeutic dosages, and wavelengths.
The continuous laser emissions and precise synchronization continue during your session to provide an effective therapeutic effect by triggering the aforementioned cellular responses. You may not be able to physically see the HyperBlue PLUS laser working as it quickly brings your damaged cells up to an optimal condition, but you will feel the result.
Save Money with Our Laser Therapy Bundles!
We are committed to providing uncompromised value with all of our services, and one of them is offering bundled packages for certain treatments. In the case of our laser therapy for foot or ankle pain, you can save money with either of the following:
$250 for 6 treatments of laser to one painful area.
$325 for 6 treatments of laser to two painful areas.
If you have pain in your foot and ankle, and are not finding appropriate relief from conservative treatment, our laser treatment may help improve your situation. Call (516) 804-9038 to reach our Massapequa office, or connect with Foot Specialists of Long Island online right now and start your path to the pain relief you are seeking.