These days we hear a lot of talk about lasers in the medical field, but there is little talk about how lasers actually work. Today, we will talk about the science behind our MLS Laser. The laser we offer in our office works to decrease pain and swelling for a variety of different issues. This is not the same laser that is used for fungal toenails.
The MLS laser is a cold laser. It uses pulsed infrared light that is painless. This light stimulates your body's own cells metabolism to both decrease swelling (or inflammation) and also decrease pain. The MLS laser uses two different wavelengths that work together to give the best benefit possible.
We recommend laser therapy for a number of different patients. We have found a lot of success for patients with Achilles tendonitis, plantar fascitis, ankle sprains, foot strains, and for our patients who have had recent surgery. After the initial consultation, each in-office session, takes only 7 minutes of your time. MLS laser therapy is painless and often a great option for patients to try as an alternative to painful injections or strong oral medications.
If you think you may be a candidate for laser therapy or if you would like more information, give us a call and we would be happy to discuss your particular needs and how laser therapy could help.