What is Laser Therapy?

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There are many ways to treat foot pain, but one of the most promising is with Laser therapy, just one of many treatments we offer here at Laurel Podiatry Associates.

How does Laser therapy work? Today’s Laser therapy treats the skin’s surface with a focused low-level laser. The laser stimulates the cells on and below the skin helping to decrease pain and inflammation and promote the healing of wounds, tissues and nerves.

Laser therapy has been studied since 1964 and has been used for a variety of medical reasons including oncology, surgery, dermatology and dentistry since 1974.

Other terms for LLLT or Low-Level Laser Therapy include:

  • Cold laser therapy

  • Low power laser therapy

  • Low intensity laser therapy

  • Low energy laser therapy

  • Photobiolmodulation light therapy  

Conditions often treated with Laser therapy include:

  • Arthritis pain – swollen and inflamed areas usually in and around joints

  • Neck pain – tightening or strain of neck muscles

  • Knee pain – strain of knee joint ligaments, muscles, etc.

  • Fibromyalgia pain – widespread musculoskeletal pain which causes fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues

Whether or not you should use Laser therapy is something you should talk to your podiatrist about. If applied, the benefits include being a good for acute and long-term treatments, does not require additional medicines, is noninvasive and has no known side effects.  Laser therapy can help increase range of motion and circulation and help stimulate nerve regeneration. It can also decrease overall recovery time, pain and muscle spasms.

Laurel Podiatry has many ways to keep your feet healthy and treatments for all types of conditions including shockwave and mls laser therapy, stem cell therapy, surgery, neuropathic pain management, in house x-rays and auto-immunizations among others are all available. If you have any questions about the above or concerns about your feet contact us at one of our 4 offices in Greensburg, Somerset, Mount Pleasant or Shayside, PA and make an appointment with Dr. Shawn P. Echard, DPM at 724-832-7880 for the latest in podiatric treatment.