Could You Benefit from Laser Therapy?
Laser therapy is still a fairly new practice, but it can have profound benefits when it comes to helping with pain management, tissue healing and increased circulation. One of the latest innovations to have found its way into local Calgary foot clinics is the Class IV Laser. This treatment offers remarkable results for those suffering from a variety of podiatry-related ailments. It was cleared by the U.S. FDA in 2002 so you know it is safe.
What Conditions Can the Laser Treat and Heal?
Class IV lasers have a higher output than other lower classes and provide a therapeutic dose of laser light that can be applied to a larger tissue area. They can also treat deep-seated conditions. Just some of the conditions a Laser can treat include:
- Heel spur pain
- Ligament sprains
- Morton’s Neuroma
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Plantar fasciitis
- Diabetic neuropathy
- Diabetic foot ulcers
- Sports-related injuries
Benefits of Laser Treatments
Laser therapy is proven to stimulate tissue growth and repair, as well as enhance circulation. It speeds up the healing process and can decrease inflammation, scar tissue formation and pain. It is used for pain management, including in chronic pain conditions. For some conditions, your podiatrist in Calgary may even use the laser to reduce the need for surgery.
The Therapeutic and Cellular Effects
Our foot specialist in Calgary, Dr. Russell is increasingly using Lasers because of their unique benefits, which include:
- Therapeutic Effects - The laser itself is painless and promotes circulation. By drawing oxygen and nutrients toward the injury, the tissue can heal faster, allowing swelling, spasms, stiffness, inflammation and pain to ebb away and gradually disappear.
- Cellular Effects - The infrared laser light interacts with deep tissues on a cellular level. The light helps increase metabolic activity inside each cell and stimulates the transportation of nutrients, thus leading to increased cellular energy (ATP). This accelerates healing and reduces the patient’s pain.
If you have been suffering from foot pain, visit our foot health centre in Calgary to see if you could benefit from Laser treatments. Dalhousie Station Foot Clinic offers no-obligation consultations for laser therapy. Dr. Russell is board-certified in foot surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He will work with you to accelerate your healing and reduce pain.