Family Foot and Ankle Center of South Jersey
Podiatry located in Cherry Hill, NJ
If you live with foot pain, cold laser therapy may provide effective relief of pain, inflammation, and swelling. The podiatrists at Family Foot and Ankle Center of South Jersey offer FDA-cleared MLS Laser therapy at their office in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, to reduce foot and ankle pain and restore your quality of life. If foot pain is interfering with your day-to-day activities, call or schedule a consultation online today to find out if cold laser therapy is right for you.
Cold Laser Therapy Q & A
What is cold laser therapy?
Cold laser therapy, also known as low-level laser therapy, is a noninvasive treatment that uses multiple wavelengths of light to reduce pain, inflammation, and swelling. It can also stimulate your body’s natural healing response to accelerate your recovery.
Cold laser therapy sends light energy into your muscles and connective tissues. The light energy interacts with your cells to stimulate your healing process while also reducing inflammation and pain.
What foot and ankle conditions benefit from cold laser therapy?
Your podiatrist uses cold laser therapy to alleviate several painful foot conditions, including:
- Plantar fasciitis
- Sports injuries
- Tendon and ligament injuries
Cold laser therapy provides a variety of benefits including accelerated tissue repair and cell growth, improved circulation and nerve function, and reduced fibrous tissue formation. It facilitates faster wound healing.
What should I expect during cold laser therapy?
Cold laser therapy is an outpatient procedure. Your podiatrist at Family Foot and Ankle Center of South Jersey creates a customized treatment plan to address your specific needs, where most patients have a series of 8-15 cold laser sessions for optimal results. Cold laser therapy usually takes around eight minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated.
During your cold laser appointment, your podiatrist uses a handheld device to direct the laser into your damaged tissue. You may not feel anything at all during the treatment, although some patients report a tingling sensation. The tingling is caused by increased blood flow.
Every patient responds slightly differently to cold laser therapy. You may notice immediate pain relief, or your pain may subside later in the day or even after a few treatments. Make sure to talk to your podiatrist throughout your treatments and update them on your pain and other symptoms.
Am I a good candidate for cold laser therapy?
If you’re living with a painful foot or ankle condition, talk to the podiatrists at Family Foot and Ankle Center of South Jersey about your treatment options, including cold laser therapy. The doctors provide comprehensive exams and testing to identify and diagnose the issue causing your pain. If your pain is due to a condition that responds well to cold laser therapy, your podiatrist may include it in your customized treatment plan.
Call Family Foot and Ankle Center of South Jersey or make an appointment online today to learn more about cold laser therapy.
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