What Does MLS Laser Therapy Help Heal?
MLS therapy works especially well for injuries involving soft tissues – like muscles, nerves, and tendons.
Some of the conditions that MLS laser might be considered for are, but aren’t limited to:
Plantar fasciitis: One of the most common causes of heel pain, plantar fasciitis can make a nightmare out of standing and moving your foot after a long time at rest. It “stabs” the bottom of your foot thanks to the inflammation of the plantar fascia, known as the tissue that supports the arch of the foot.
Achilles tendinitis: This is defined as an overuse injury of the Achilles tendon, caused by stretched or broken muscle fibers. Common in athletes, Achilles tendinitis causes pain, tenderness, or stiffness above the heel and may spread up to the back of the leg.
Arthritis: Known as the inflammation or degeneration of joints, arthritis is responsible for stiffness, pain, and reduced range of motion around inflamed joints.
Neuropathy and neuromas: Peripheral neuropathy is a condition that causes numbness, pain, and a shock-like sensation in the toes or feet. That happens because of damage to the peripheral nerves, or the nerves outside of the brain and the spinal cord.
A neuroma, in its turn, is a benign yet abnormal growth of nerve cells where a nerve injury is located. Neuromas are often associated with foot pain.
If you or someone you know suffers from any of the above conditions – as well as any general muscle strain or inflammation – MLS laser therapy can help. All thanks to the following effects:
Reducing tissue edema and swelling: Laser therapy works by reducing inflammatory cells on the injured tissue, decreasing inflammation and its associated symptoms. Because of its vasodilating effects, it improves the edema in the inflamed area. MLS also triggers the lymphatic system, which drains the tissue and diminishes the swollen aspect of an injury.
Improving blood circulation: MLS increases blood flow to the damaged tissue. This helps the blood bring necessary oxygen and nutrients to the area, which speeds up tissue repair and optimizes soft tissue healing. This way, common symptoms like poor circulation followed by numbness and pain are diminished.
Providing an ideal healing environment: As the two lasers prompt therapeutic reactions in the area, they essentially create the conditions to “nudge” the body into accelerating the body’s natural healing process.
How Does it Work?
MLS Laser therapy is led by cutting-edge laser technology. It immediately treats small or large areas, prompting instant tissue response.
The two wavelengths of the laser work in synchronicity, emanating particles of light (known as photons) deep into the damaged tissue to optimize cellular function. This results in increased energy within cells in the tissue, followed by increased nutrient intake and accelerated waste drainage.
Although the wavelengths penetrate through the skin when applied, they don’t cause any pain or injury and are completely skin-safe. The laser doesn’t result in any ocular damage, as long as both patients and practitioners wear laser safety eyewear during the procedure.
Each MLS session typically lasts for 10 to 15 minutes, and the therapy often yields results after the first session.
Yet, depending on a patient’s specific needs and due to protocol, the entire course of therapy can last for 6 to 12 sessions and/or periodic sessions as needed. Factors include whether it’s an acute or chronic condition, as well as the severity of the injury.
Besides, we can adjust the lasers as needed, depending on your specific type of injury.