Laser Therapy


Why should I consider Laser Therapy over Traditional Therapy? Laser treatments are becoming more popular today for treating a variety of different foot and ankle conditions. Laser therapy can cut healing time and reduce pain quickly. It can also decrease swelling and increase circulation faster than traditional therapy.  While there are many conditions that can benefit from laser therapy, here are some of the most common…. Sprains, Hammertoes, Ingrown Toe Nails, Arthritis, Tendonitis, Nail Fungus, Neuropathy and Plantar Fasciitis.

What are the benefits of Laser Therapy?

  • Treatment can take as little as 10 to 15 minutes in the office

  • The procedure itself is painless and has very little discomfort

  • Laser application does not create side effects

  • No recover time so you are in and out with ease

  • When used for pain management it provides amazing results and unlike pain killers, there is no risk of addiction

  • It increases circulation and reduces inflammation, swelling, stiffness and spasms

  • It draws water, oxygen and nutrients to the damaged area

How will I know if this is the right treatment for me? Topical creams and ointments may not work over time and can take longer to reduce symptoms; therefore, laser surgery might be considered at this point if your symptoms are not cleared up with-in a month. MLS Laser Therapy and HyperBlue Laser Therapy are two in office treatments that we like to recommend since our patients have noticed fast and effective results.

How does Laser Therapy work? Very simple, laser therapy in general, uses light to favor and speeds up the body’s natural healing ability. The laser beam slides overt the skin so that the photons can penetrate the damaged tissue. You will leave the office without any recovery time and requires minimal inconvenience.

Some treatments can manage pain with these common issues however, if the symptoms persist and healing is not in sight you should reach out to Laurel Podiatry Associates and ask if Laser Surgery works for you and your condition.

If you are looking for the best guidance and treatment all in one package, call one of our 4 offices in Greensburg, Somerset, Mount Pleasant and Shayside, PA.  Shawn P. Echard, DPM can be reached at the main number 724-832-7880 and ask for a consultation visit to see if Laser Treatment is your solution. Don’t let symptoms last too long when the solution is right in front of you!