Are you suffering from daily podiatric pain and wondering if MLS Laser Therapy could be the answer to your problem? Massapequa Podiatry Associates’ skilled foot and ankle specialists, Dr. Corey Fox and Dr. Justin LoBello, are proud to offer this advanced treatment option. The MLS Laser uses finely tuned light energy to successfully relieve pain and inflammation without the invasiveness, discomfort, or downtime associated with surgery. Here’s what you need to know about laser therapy and how our exceptional Long Island heel pain doctors can help you determine if you’re a good candidate for it.
MLS Laser Therapy: What it Is and How it Works
Developed as a result of nearly three decades of scientific research, the Multiwave Locked System® (MLS) Therapy Laser is a revolutionary advancement in the treatment of soft tissue injuries and chronic pain. This patented, Class IV technology MLS Laser synchronizes dual wavelengths with continuous and pulsed emissions to deliver controlled laser energy to the specific site of pain or injury. It increases metabolic activity within the cells and improves circulation to the targeted area. The method effectively harnesses the power of light energy to alleviate pain, reduce inflammation, and jump-start the body’s natural healing processes.
Conditions Laser Therapy Can Treat
MLS Laser Therapy can successfully relieve both acute and chronic forms of soft tissue podiatric pain. At Massapequa Podiatry Associates, our experienced doctors of podiatric medicine (DPMs) use this state-of-the-art technology to treat pain and inflammation associated with a wide range of foot and ankle conditions, including:
- Strains and sprains
- Tendinitis, including Achilles tendinitis
- Plantar fasciitis
- Sports injuries
- Overuse injuries
- And other issues
Benefits of MLS Laser Therapy
Compared to conventional conservative or surgical treatment options for common podiatric problems, MLS Laser Therapy offers numerous benefits. Here are a few examples of the advantages associated with this advanced treatment.
Safe and Effective
MLS Laser Therapy provides clinically proven benefits with virtually no risk. Not only is the MLS Laser safe and cleared for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), but when it comes to relieving pain and inflammation, MLS Laser Therapy boasts an efficacy rate between 85 and 90 percent. It can also help patients avoid risks related to prescription painkillers and surgical interventions.
Painless and Noninvasive
This non-surgical, noninvasive technology uses concentrated light energy to painlessly penetrate the outer layer of the skin—no scalpels, incisions, or injections necessary. Although most patients feel nothing during the brief procedure, some report experiencing minor tingling in the targeted area.
Short Sessions Provide Fast Results
MLS Laser Therapy sessions usually last 10 minutes or less (depending on the size of the treatment site) and, unlike surgical solutions, come with no pre- or post-procedure food or activity restrictions. Patients can eat what they like both before and after treatment and go on with their day as usual when the session concludes. A typical course of MLS Laser Therapy consists of 10 or more sessions. While some patients report a reduction in pain and inflammation following the first session, it can take up to five sessions to feel the results.
Can Be Used in Conjunction With Other Treatments
At Massapequa Podiatry Associates, we often recommend MLS Laser Therapy as part of a robust treatment plan. Depending on your condition and goals, we may suggest laser therapy in addition to other treatments such as custom orthotics or physical therapy. The MLS Laser can also relieve post-surgical pain and swelling and speed up the recovery process after an unavoidable surgery.
Schedule an Appointment With One of Our Foot and Ankle Specialists
If you’re ready to find out if MLS Laser Therapy is right for you, complete our online contact form, or call us at 516-541-9000 to schedule an appointment with one of our exceptional podiatrists. We’ll work to get to the bottom of your foot or ankle pain and help you explore your options for relief.