At Advanced Foot and Ankle Center, we are proud to offer cold laser technology as another treatment options to our patients using the K Laser. The K Laser therapy uses specific wavelengths of light to stimulate the body’s natural ability to heal. This is done in a painless manner by drawing water, oxygen and nutrients to the damaged area being treated. This then reduces inflammation, swelling, muscle spasms/stiffness and pain. All this leads to a more improved healing environment. The interaction with damaged tissue from the laser is done at a cellular level which leads to a cascade of beneficial effects which include tissue repair. The K Laser offers multiple frequencies and wavelengths during treatment to reach the skin, muscle, tendon and bone.
The typical treatment is usually four to eight minutes in length and is done two to three times per week. Some people will feel an improvement in their symptoms after the first session and others might not. Each treatment is cumulative. Most people obtain the best results after four to six sessions. During the treatment, there is no pain, sound or vibration. There may be a gentle warming sensation on the portion of the body that is being treated. The K laser can be used alongside other treatment plans including physical therapy, soft tissue massage and following surgery to help minimize scaring. Laser therapy has been used in Europe since the 1970’s and was cleared by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2005.
At Advanced Foot and Ankle Center, Dr. Eric Silvers, Dr. Dustin Lloyd, and Dr. Christopher Witt use the cold laser to treat Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendonitis, fractures, neuropathy, swelling, acute pain, metatarsalgia, plantar fibromas, hypertrophic scars in addition to many other foot and ankle conditions. Cold laser therapy with the K-Laser has been made very affordable at Advanced Foot and Ankle Center and package discounts are available. Let K-Laser painlessly treat the aches and pains that are slowing you down. Call today for more information and to schedule an appointment!