Set Lasers to: Heal!
Here at Westfield Foot and Ankle, LLC, our podiatrist, Dr. David R. Sullivan, is always at the forefront of podiatric medicine and technology; including offering patients laser therapy treatment. The cutting-edge MLS Laser Machine is a revolutionary way for podiatrists to treat a myriad of issues with patients we see every day. This high-tech treatment option might make some wary, so we’ve put together all the information about it to better assess if this is the right option for your ailments.
What is laser treatment?
MLS Laser Therapy can be used as an alternative to certain kinds of medicines, including surgery. The laser works by shining two synchronized wavelengths of light to a damaged or painful area. The light transfers energy directly to the cellular level of the damaged tissues. This triggers a metabolic reaction in the targeted cell that stimulates healing, reduces inflammation, and eliminates pain. The laser light stimulates healing in damaged tissue by increasing the energy available to cells, allowing them to take on nutrients faster and remove waste products. In swollen areas, the laser activates the lymphatic drainage system, which reduces the bruising and inflammation.
What can the laser treatment be used for?
Uses for the MLS Laser Therapy machine are still being discovered daily, but so far, its uses are vast. Here are some of the issues that podiatrists utilize the device for:
Soft tissue injuries
Muscle strains and tears
Sore muscles and joints
Degenerative joint conditions
Chronic non-healing wounds
What will I feel during the treatment?
Patients who have experienced laser therapy treatment have said they feel hardly anything. There is no burning, warmth, pins and needles feeling, or any other pain associated with the treatment. People who have been treated say they started to feel their symptoms relieved in as few as three treatment sessions.
Do you have questions about MLS Laser Therapy? Our friendly staff is happy to answer any inquiries you might have. Or if you’re ready to set up an appointment, we would love to see you. If you’re dealing with foot or ankle issues that have been plaguing you even after various treatments, it might be time to give laser therapy a shot. Call us today. You can reach our conveniently located Westfield, IN office, serving both Boone and Hamilton County, at 317-896-6655.