Before you begin any medical treatment, you deserve to know what to expect during your appointments, what your recovery will be like, and how the treatment may benefit you. Our experienced Burley and Twin Falls podiatrist will explain what to expect at every stage of MLS laser therapy so that you can make an informed decision about your medical treatment.
How MLS Laser Therapy Works
MLS laser therapy is an FDA-approved non-invasive treatment that uses specialized lasers to reduce pain, inflammation, and swelling in the feet and ankles. MLS stands for "Multiwave Locked System," which refers to the type of lasers used in the treatment. This technology combines two wavelengths of light, one continuous and one pulsed, to penetrate deep into the tissues and promote healing at the cellular level.
When the MLS laser is applied to the affected area, it stimulates the production of ATP, a molecule that provides energy to the cells. This increased energy production helps the cells repair themselves more quickly and effectively, reducing pain and inflammation in the process. Additionally, the laser stimulates the production of nitric oxide, a molecule that dilates blood vessels and improves circulation. This increased blood flow brings more oxygen and nutrients to the affected area, further promoting healing.
What Happens at an MLS Laser Therapy Appointment
MLS laser appointments are fast and painless.
During your treatment session, you will lie down on the examination table. Our experienced MLS laser therapy team will make sure that you are comfortable and position a pair of lasers over the part of your foot that needs treatment.
Treatment sessions take about 15 minutes, on average. There are no medications and no surgical interventions. During the appointment, you may feel warmth and tingling, but you should not experience pain or side effects. Instead, you should be able to leave your appointment and go on with your regular daily activities.
What Happens After Your MLS Laser Therapy Appointment
You should not experience any downtime because of an MLS laser therapy treatment. Instead, you may begin to feel better after one or two treatments, but you may benefit from additional treatments.
The benefits of MLS laser therapy are cumulative. The number of treatments you need depends on the condition that's causing your pain. Chronic conditions may require multiple sessions a week over the course of a few weeks.
We will create an individualized treatment plan that is designed to treat your condition. Your treatment plan will include the number of MLS laser therapy sessions and any other treatment recommendations.
The Benefits of MLS Laser Therapy
MLS laser therapy appointments are fast, easy, and painless, and they offer significant medical benefits. The lasers can reach deep inside your foot without any pain or potential surgical complications. After MLS laser therapy, you may experience:
- Pain relief
- Reduced inflammation and swelling
- Tissue repair and healthy cell growth
- Better circulation
- Better nerve function
- Other benefits such as improved immune system function and cellular metabolism
While MLS laser therapy offers cost-effective, non-invasive treatment, it is not right for every condition. Some of the common conditions we treat with MLS laser therapy include:
- Plantar fasciitis
- Achilles tendonitis
- Sprained ankles
- Chronic sports injuries
Before you begin MLS laser therapy, our podiatrist office will answer all of your questions, explain all treatment options, and help you make the right health care decisions.
Schedule an Appointment With a Twin Falls MLS Laser Therapy Podiatrist Today
If you're experiencing foot or ankle pain, don't hesitate to schedule an appointment with a podiatrist to explore your treatment options, including MLS laser therapy. Our goal is to help you heal with as little pain, risk, and disruption to your life as possible so that you can get back to the activities you enjoy.
Please contact us online or call our Twin Falls office at 208.731.6321 or our Burley office at 208.312.4646 to schedule an appointment.