Our patients have high expectations from our professionals here at Austin Foot & Ankle Specialists, including exceptional foot care services and useful, accurate information on a wide array of medical topics pertaining to the lower extremities. We know that you also expect the best in state-of-the-art treatment methods and we are pleased to exceed your expectations by offering Multiwave Locked System (MLS) laser therapy here in our Austin office.
Laser treatment capitalizes on the energy provided by concentrated levels of light to promote tissue healing and pain relief. Previously, podiatrists may have relied on either continuous light lasers to control pain or pulsed light lasers to control swelling, but our MLS (multi-wave lock system) treatment delivers both benefits in the same session.
Reduce Pain. Relieve Inflammation. Restore Mobility.
During MLS laser therapy, the light energy is able to deeply penetrate into cells that have been damaged and stimulate healing activity by accelerating cellular growth and reproduction. This therapy is particularly effective for soft tissues like muscles, tendons, and ligaments, all of which are found in great abundance in the feet (and are frequently affected by injury). The specific light wavelengths that are used trigger a strong anti-inflammatory response in these tissues, which is essential for reducing levels of swelling and pain.
How MLS Laser Treatment Works
When using this state-of-the-art technique, we begin by outlining the area to be treated and then laser is applied to the appropriate area in a rhythmic manner. We precisely calibrate the laser to deliver the energy in predetermined pulses, wavelengths, therapeutic dosages, and durations. The precise synchronization, dual action, and continuous laser emissions continue during the session to create the aforementioned responses and provide an effective therapeutic effect. The MLS works to quickly bring damaged cells up to an optimal condition.
An added benefit to this particular practice is improved circulation to an injured or damaged area, which further assists in the healing processes by bringing the essential oxygen, water, and nutrients to nourish the cells and promote recovery. This helps reduce levels of stiffness and frequency of existing muscle spasms.
Reducing Pain Painlessly
If reduced pain, faster healing, and improved circulatory function isn’t enough, laser therapy is proven to be safe (FDA-approved) and painless. Most patients who undergo the process report having no pain or other sensation during therapy and the average time of treatment is less than ten minutes. Some pharmacological solutions to pain and medical conditions come with undesired side effects, but there are no such known issues for MLS laser therapy.
Issues Benefiting from MLS Therapy
This treatment method can be used in a variety of different manners. It can certainly be used to manage foot pain, like the kind that accompanies neuromas, bursitis, arthritis, and plantar fasciitis. It can also be an integral part of a treatment plan for various wounds and sports injuries.
Laser treatment can provide benefit for both acute and chronic conditions. Acute conditions may require only one phase of treatment, whereas patients with chronic ones see continued improvement during the course of regular treatment sessions (since the results are cumulative and build up over time).
The MLS Advantage
In short, some of the top benefits of MLS treatment include:
- Accelerated tissue repair and cellular growth. Cells absorb the photon energy, which leads to faster growth and repair for our patients.
- Improved vascular activity. The formation of new capillaries speeds up the healing process, reduces scar tissue, and closes wounds quickly, thereby reducing the risk of infection.
- Increased metabolic activity. Not only will the damaged cells receive greater quantities of oxygen, water, and nutrients from the improved circulation, they will also be able to take in and use the nourishment more efficiently.
- Improved immune function. Laser light stimulates lymphocytes and immunoglobulins, which are essential components of the immune system.
State-Of-The-Art Treatment in Austin, TX
When you know that you want the best foot and ankle treatment available in Austin, TX, give us a call at (512) 328-8900 and have one of our friendly staff members set up an appointment for you. If you’d prefer, you can schedule your appointment with Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists online today.