At Freeland Foot & Ankle Clinic, we work hard every day to offer our patients the best possible care for their problems—so that they can go back to doing what they love. One of the ways we do this is by investing in state-of-the-art treatment options, including laser therapy.
Therapeutic laser therapy is an exciting new technology that can help with a wide variety of common foot, ankle, and toenail problems. We’ve already seen some incredible results since bringing the HyperBlue Plus laser into our practice. It could make a real difference in your life.
Laser Therapy for Foot and Ankle Pain
Laser therapy is an effective remedy for both acute and chronic soft tissue damage and pain, including:
- Muscle pain
- Sprained ankles
- Joint pain and stiffness
- Heel pain
The device targets specific trigger points in the body with laser energy. The laser operates at a specific wavelength and features a number of pre-set therapy options (wave, pulse, burst, etc.) that can be matched to serve your specific needs best.
When stimulated by the laser, circulation to the damaged area improves, delivering a greater supply of oxygen and nutrients to the area. Pain is reduced, metabolism increases, and your body’s own natural repair mechanisms are accelerated. By incorporating laser therapy into a treatment plan, patients can realize a dramatic improvement in symptoms and shorten their recovery from injury. In some cases, it can even help you avoid the need for surgery.
Laser Therapy for Fungal Nail Infections
Laser therapy is also an effective tool to help eliminate stubborn fungal infections and improve the cosmetic appearance of your toenails. Unlike topical medications, which require thinning the nail and take a long time to work, the laser is able to pass through the nail to target the fungi directly below. And unlike anti-fungal medications, there is no risk of damaging side effects.
Once the fungi have been eliminated, clear and healthy nail growth can begin. Often there is significant visual improvement after just one or two sessions. Eventually, the damaged portion of the nail grows off, and only a healthy nail remains.
Why Choose Laser?
Whether using it for pain or for fungal nails, laser therapy is quick and safe, with no known side effects. There is no need for anesthesia or medication and no downtime after an appointment, so you can return to regular activities right away. Most people will require a series of treatment sessions to get the best results; however, the effects are cumulative and long-lasting, and each individual appointment may be as brief as 10-15 minutes.
We are proud to offer this advanced option to our patients at our Freeland, MI clinic. To find out if laser therapy can help you with your foot, ankle, or nail problem, give us a call at (989) 695-6788 or contact us online to schedule your appointment today.