Wake Foot and Ankle Center
Podiatrists & Foot and Ankle Surgeons located in Wake Forest, NC
Pain in your feet or ankles can affect your ability to walk, run, and perform your daily activities. If you suffer from pain that doesn’t seem to go away, the highly skilled podiatrists at Wake Foot and Ankle Center in Wake Forest, North Carolina, provide safe and effective laser treatment for pain. Led by James Judge, DPM, and Michael Hodos, DPM, the team offers some of the latest and most effective treatments for foot and ankle problems. To find out if laser treatment is right for your foot or ankle pain, call or book an appointment online today.
Laser Treatment if Pain Q & A
What is laser pain treatment?
Also known as cold laser therapy or low level laser therapy (LLLT), laser treatment is a noninvasive technique that allows your doctor to relieve pain and inflammation and help your body repair damaged tissue. Damage to your muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints can cause varying degrees of pain throughout your body. Wake Forest Foot and Ankle offers laser treatment for a number of different types of pain, including:
- Achilles tendonitis
- Plantar fasciitis
- Muscle strains
Laser treatment offers you a safe and reliable way to address tissue damage without the need for invasive procedures or surgery.
How does laser treatment work?
Laser treatments work by triggering your body’s natural healing response. Unlike other forms of laser therapy, LLLT doesn’t heat or destroy your body’s tissue. As your body absorbs the laser energy, it triggers a series of events that reduce inflammation and promote the regeneration of new, healthy tissue.
Laser treatments are quick, painless, and effective. Laser treatments support your body’s ability to heal itself and reduce the time it takes you to heal from tissue damage.
What should I expect from the procedure?
Before the procedure, your podiatrist performs a thorough examination to determine if laser treatments are right for you. Although laser treatment is an effective way to repair damaged tissue, it’s best reserved for minor tissue injuries. Wake Forest Foot and Ankle offers a number of surgical and nonsurgical solutions for foot and ankle pain and works with you to determine the most effective treatment for your condition.
During the procedure, your doctor sets the laser to a specific wavelength depending on the location and severity of your injury. Your doctor then applies the laser to the affected area for several minutes. Although treatments only take a few minutes, you’ll require multiple sessions to achieve effective results.
Laser treatments offer both short- and long-term benefits. In just a few minutes after the procedure, laser treatments provide fast-acting pain relief. In the following weeks and months, treatments help reduce inflammation and regenerate damaged tissue. If you’re looking for a safe, nonsurgical solution for your foot or ankle pain, book an appointment by phone or online today.
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