East Texas Foot Associates remains on the cutting edge when it comes to treatment of pain. Most will experience foot pain at some point in their life and having options to deal with the pain is important. In the past, medications and surgery were primary options but fortunately, advances in medical knowledge have found that laser treatments are effective as well.
Laser therapy is the use of specific wavelengths of light that stimulate the body to heal itself. The laser treatment will draw water, oxygen and nutrients to the damaged area creating the perfect environment for fast recovery and healing. Decreased healing times, stiffness and pain can improve circulation and healing.
For most patients, improvement is noted within 3-4 treatments, with the average full treatment being 6-10 sessions. The progress with each session is cumulative which is why it is not recommended to stop treatments sooner than recommended by your doctor. The sessions themselves are quick and painless, usually lasting around 10 minutes. Some patients experience a gentle warming sensation while others report no sensation at all. Because this treatment works on a cellular level to enhance natural body processes, there are many applications for laser treatment.
Applications for laser therapy include, but are not limited to:
- Soft tissue damage such as strains and sprains
- Tendon pain
- Increased regional circulation
- Arthritis pain and joint disease
- Neuropathy and other nerve pain
- Post-surgical pain
- Reduced scarring
Our laser program can reduce pain in chronic conditions while speeding recovery for more acute ailments such as trauma or injury. There have also been excellent results with post-operative pain. With this safe, quick, and effective treatment you don’t have to worry about side effects as with oral medications. So, whether you have been battling pain for years or recently experienced an injury, ask your doctor if laser therapy can be implemented into your treatment plan.
The information contained in this article is not intended to provide advice for individual problems, nor to substitute for professional advice or care from a physician. For answers to specific questions concerning your personal circumstances, you should consult your physician directly.
The ETFA EvoLaser use for fungal toenails is also FDA approved. These laser produces a specific energy level absorbed by the water in collagen in the tissues of the nail root. The energy of the laser can penetrate the thick nail plate and, therefore, it is able to selectively reach the specific tissues needed to cause death of the fungus. The treatment is comfortable and safe to for surrounding tissues. No damage to the nail or its growth occurs. Many patients prefer the quick pain free treatments when compared to the risks of medications and surgeries. If you suffer with fungal toenails, ask your ETFA podiatrist today if nail laser therapy is right for you.
East Texas Foot Associates is your one stop shop for medically approved laser therapy! Call us today and we will discuss your situation and whether you would benefit from our advanced care.