MLS Laser Therapy: 10 Benefits to Consider Regarding This Innovative Treatment
Posted by Jenn F. on Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
Dealing with foot pain can really affect the quality of a person’s daily life. Mobility is often something we take for granted, and when we cannot rely on our feet to move us around efficiently, everyday activities become extremely difficult and a huge source of frustration. Pain therapy and helpful healing treatments are something that most podiatry offices offer, but methods may vary. One of the things that sets The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine apart from other New York City podiatrists is that we offer late-breaking technology like the MLS Laser. Of course, this means nothing if you’re unfamiliar with the therapy and what it’s used for; so we will take a minute to explain.
What Is MLS Laser Therapy?
The Multi-wave Lock System laser uses photons to heal tissues and reduce pain. In the past, we have used pulsed light lasers to control swelling and continuous light lasers to alleviate pain, but MLS laser therapy accomplishes both in one treatment.
10 Benefits of MLS Laser Therapy
1. It’s quick! All it takes is an eight-minute session to bring cells back to a healthy state. The dual-action pulses and continuous laser emissions penetrate deep into damaged cells to stimulate the body’s natural healing responses.
2. Inflammation goes down. Inflammation often stands in the way of a speedy recovery. Laser technology activates the lymphatic drainage system, which provides patients with a marked improvement in the reduction of pain and swelling. As a result of this cellular activity, patient mobility is also increased.
3. MLS lasers reduce pain. Studies show that endorphin levels increase with treatment, which provides feel-good chemicals throughout the body like a good massage. The reduction in inflammation relieves pressure from injured tissues. Also, the lasers block pain transmissions from the cells to reduce overall nerve sensitivity.
4. Tissues repair faster. Laser light provides cells with more energy that can be used in the absorption of nutrients and the reduction of waste byproducts. Some say healing times can be improved by as much as 30-40%.
5. It produces results. Over 90% of patients experience positive results after just three treatments. Most patients will receive a total of seven to 10 sessions for total healing.
6. Scarring is less likely. The MLS laser stimulates fibroblasts to close wounds more quickly and reduce the formation of scar tissue by ensuring that cells work optimally.
7. Nerves are reconnected. Numbness and impaired mobility are side effects of nerve damage following injury. Yet, the MLS laser can actually reconnect damaged nerve endings to facilitate faster healing.
8. Metabolic activity increases. Blood cells receive more food, more oxygen, and more of the specific enzymes they need to recover more effectively.
9. It’s non-invasive. You don’t have to worry about taking time off work, open wounds, or expensive hospital stays. Just a quick visit to our NY podiatrist office and you’ll be on your way to recovery!
10. There are no known side effects. More than 3,000 studies have been done on cold laser technology and researchers have been unable to identify any side effects.
We Use MLS Laser Therapy to Treat:
– Ankle Sprains
– Diabetic Foot Wounds
– Plantar Fasciitis
– Joint Pain
– Sports Injuries
What Are People Saying about MLS Laser?
Patient satisfaction scores for MLS laser therapy are near 100%, across the board. The most significant results come from patients recovering from surgery, sports injuries, arthritis, fractures, and sprains.
There are many amazing stories of MLS laser helping people who had previously tried it all. In a YouTube testimonial, a woman with a painful lump on the top of her foot said she’d tried heat, ice, pills and exercise, but “nothing would help.” After one treatment, her pain level went from a “10” to “zero.”
“My life has been impacted and changed from the beneficial results I have personally received through treatments of the laser,” recalls former pain sufferer William J. Weber. “In 1995, I was diagnosed with MS and have suffered pain, agony, and partial disability over the 15 plus years since my diagnosis. I nearly had to retire from practice. As a result from using this new laser, I am able to feel my feet once more!”
Writing for Runner’s World, Melanie Radzicki McManus recalls her bout with painful plantar fasciitis. “I followed the standard rehab: stretching and icing my heel, popping anti-inflammatories, wearing orthotics, sleeping in a night boot to stretch the plantar fascia overnight. I also tried massage, active-release techniques, and reflexology–even two shots of cortisone in my heel. Nothing worked,” she wrote.
After paying a $15 insurance copay, she received one treatment and instantly felt relief. The next day, she was able to use the elliptical machine for 90 minutes pain-free. After five days, she ran two miles with minimal discomfort. She went for two more treatments on day five and day twelve. She experiences a bit of tightness when doing hill intervals and after walking around the mall all day.
All in all, McManus concluded, “My four-month layoff decreased the acute pain, but it was the laser treatment that gave immediate, near-total relief, and that got me out running again. Well worth five appointments and $75.”
Find MLS Laser Therapy in NYC
Since MLS laser technology is still on the cutting edge of science, insurance companies still argue it’s “too new” to justify their expense. However, you’ll find the sessions are actually pretty affordable. Our office will work with you to make sure you get the treatment you need for a reasonable price. The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine has offices in Manhattan and Westchester for your convenience. Book a consultation online and ask our board-certified podiatrists about our MLS lasers.
If you have any foot problems or pain, contact The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine. Dr. Josef J. Geldwert, Dr. Katherine Lai, Dr. Ryan Minara and Dr. Mariola Rivera have helped thousands of people get back on their feet. Unfortunately, we cannot give diagnoses or treatment advice online. Please make an appointment to see us if you live in the NY metropolitan area or seek out a podiatrist in your area.