Many medical therapies make use of lasers to assist stimulate the body’s natural healing processes, increasing circulation and tissue regeneration to restore foot and ankle function as well as other body parts. At Achilles Foot & Ankle Center, we employ the most up-to-date Multi Radiance Medical laser technology, which is designed to deliver laser energy more precisely and effectively, even in the smallest of treatment sites.. Foot and ankle issues can be treated with lasers in a variety of ways, from the acute to the chronic. Studies have shown that laser treatments can help with a number of common foot and ankle problems.
The best starting point when it comes to peripheral neuropathy is your nervous system. This essential system is divided into two subsections–the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system. Essentially, your central nervous system is composed of your spinal column and brain. It is responsible for processing information and determining appropriate responses. The peripheral nervous system is an elaborate network of nerves running throughout your body. These nerves are, in part, responsible for collecting information and then conveying it to your brain.
In the heel to toe region of the foot, the plantar fascia is a thick band of fibrous tissue that protects and supports the arch and midfoot while also keeping the foot flexible and movable. An irritated and inflamed plantar fascia causes plantar fasciitis. Both athletes and those who spend a lot of time standing all day (particularly if they are overweight) are more likely to develop plantar fasciitis because their feet absorb a lot of repetitive pounding. It doesn’t matter if you don’t fit into any of those categories; as you age, your chance of having plantar fasciitis rises. Laser therapy was shown to be highly successful in decreasing painful plantar fasciitis symptoms, with effects persisting months after treatment, according to a new meta-analysis (a research that assesses the results of several prior studies).
Diabetic foot ulcers are a significant cause of amputations of the foot and lower limbs because they are notoriously difficult to cure. Treatment of diabetic foot ulcers is complicated by abnormalities in circulation that are typical in people with the disease. Laser treatment may be a viable option for many patients with difficult-to-heal foot ulcers because it is so powerful at restoring circulation and encouraging other healing processes deep inside injured tissues. According to a new study published in the International Surgery Journal, laser treatment enhances healing responses, speeds up wound healing, and reduces infection.
In order for your foot and ankle to move freely, it relies on the tendons that bind your muscles and bones together. The Achilles tendon, the body’s biggest tendon, is located in your feet and ankles. All of these lead to tendon-related discomfort, whether through overuse, a specific accident or simple age-related wear and tear. Using laser treatment has been found to reduce pain and speed up the repair of tendon tissue and its surrounding inflammation thanks to laser therapy’s built-in healing processes. It was shown that laser treatment was helpful in decreasing pain and other associated symptoms in Achilles tendon injury patients as well as helping the injured tissue recover in this meta-analysis.
Achilles Foot & Ankle Center, Central Virginia’s leading podiatrist, will assist you in finding treatment from your distressing problems. Set up a consultation with our foot and ankle specialists now to learn more about laser therapy and other treatment options we have to offer, or to discover what’s causing your discomfort.