laser therapy

MLS laser therapy is a revolutionary treatment for pain. It’s changing lives for the better, and we’re incredibly excited that we can offer it to you. But before we get into too much detail about what it is or how it works, we’d like to talk to you a bit about our friend Tim. (His name has been changed, but he’s a real patient of ours.)

Real Stories from Real Patients

Tim is a hunter and outdoorsman in his early 70s. Unfortunately, chronic pain was slowly making trips with his buddies unbearable. One day, he found that he couldn’t carry his own gear to the hunting lodge anymore. He needed to have his friends carry it for him, which was upsetting for him and frustrating for everyone. Eventually, even climbing up into the deer stand became extremely difficult. Despite his age, Tim didn’t have any problems with his general health, physical fitness, or stamina—it was simply the foot pain holding him back.

We recommended a standard treatment course of six sessions with the MLS laser. And the results where dramatic—even we were surprised!

On his next hunting trip, Tim not only carried his own gear to the lodge and got in and out of the deer blind without incident. He got his deer, too, and was able to carry it back with him!

MLS therapy isn’t just for older adults, either. Not too long ago, we were visited by a young soccer player—we’ll call him Andy. Andy is a college athlete on a scholarship, but a bad ankle sprain threatened to ruin his entire season. He was desperate for an edge—any edge—that would help him recover as quickly as possible and rejoin his teammates.

We started Andy on MLS treatments, in addition to the standard suite of more traditional therapies used to heal ankle sprains. Thanks to the regenerative effects of laser therapy, Andy was able to safely return to competition well ahead of schedule if he had used traditional treatments alone.

How Does MLS Laser Therapy Work?

The MLS laser is an advanced piece of tech that uses light energy—emitted by a pair of synchronized, computer-controlled infrared lasers tuned to precise wavelengths—to stimulate powerful anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and healing effects in injured tissues.

The first effect you’ll probably notice is the pain relief, which is the chief responsibility of the higher-powered 905nm laser. Many people report significant improvement in their symptoms after just one or two sessions.

Although you might feel a whole lot better really quickly (and we hope you do!), the injury may not have fully healed yet. Over the next few sessions, the anti-inflammatory effects on the lower-powered 808nm laser continue to compound. With each session, scar tissue is gently broken up, cellular metabolism increases, and more oxygen and nutrients are delivered to the injured area. This allows healing to begin sooner, and work faster.

There’s more good news. The average session length? About 8 minutes. A full treatment course typically lasts an average of 7 to 10 sessions, and the effects are cumulative and long-lasting.

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, the results are really profound. Over and over again, patients who otherwise would have required surgery have been able to prevent it entirely because the laser therapy healed their injury. We’ve actually canceled several scheduled surgeries because laser therapy beforehand eliminated the need for them.

What Kinds of Problems Can MLS Laser Therapy Treat?

The MLS laser can be an effective treatment option for a wide variety of situations, and for almost any source of musculoskeletal pain—plantar fasciitis, tendinitis, stress fractures, sprains, muscle soreness, and more. If you have pain, inflammation, or scar tissue related to an acute or chronic injury, laser therapy could be just what you need.

Situations in which the technology has proven especially successful include:

  • Athletes who want to return to competitions faster. Incorporating laser therapy into a comprehensive treatment plan can reduce recovery time by a significant amount.
  • People with an aversion to injections. If the idea of needles makes you skittish, skip the cortisone injection and opt for laser therapy. (Laser’s a better choice anyway; injections only relieve pain, while laser also boosts healing.)
  • Post-surgical recovery. Although the laser can often be used as an alternative to surgery, it can also be used in combination with surgery to promote more rapid healing and lower risk of complications.
  • Diabetic neuropathy. Laser therapy is one of the most revolutionary treatment options available for neuropathy. Diabetic patients who undergo the treatment have shown marked improvement in nerve conduction—meaning nerves function better, sense better, and cause less pain.

Ready to get rid of that chronic pain for good? Looking for a way to get back in the game faster? Give Carmel Foot Specialists a call today.