Are you suffering from chronic foot or ankle pain that keeps you from living the lifestyle you really want? We see so many patients every day laboring with injuries that haven’t ever really healed the way they should—especially overuse injuries like plantar fasciitis, tendinitis, or stress fractures.
In the “old days,” these sorts of conditions were often difficult to treat. Feet can’t always get a lot of rest in this busy world, and lower blood flow to these areas means healing just takes longer. When traditional conservative therapies could no longer stop the pain, the next step might have been shots of cortisone to dull the pain, or maybe even surgical repair.
Fortunately, times have changed. There’s a new “second line of defense” in town, and it has provided dramatic results for our patients. In most cases, it completely eliminates the need for injections or surgery, and gets people back on their feet within a reasonable timeframe—even those who have suffered for months or years. It’s laser pain therapy.
How does it work? The simple version is that beams of light energy—tuned to highly specific wavelengths—produce therapeutic effects when they come into “contact” with injured tissues. The laser breaks up scar tissue, which allows neighboring cells to move up their cellular repair timetable. It also boosts cellular metabolism and circulation, drawing more oxygen and nutrients to the damaged area and accelerating the healing process. Best of all, the treatment is completely painless and has no known side effects.
We typically recommend 6 to 12 total sessions, two or three sessions per week, each typically lasting 10-15 minutes or so (longer if there are multiple injured areas). Additional sessions may be recommended based on your condition and recovery, but most people experience substantial and lasting improvement within 2-4 weeks.
If you’d like to learn more about this exciting treatment opportunity and take the first steps toward relieving your chronic pain, please give us a call today at (309) 661-9975.