National Foot & Ankle
Podiatrists located in Potomac, MD & Washington, DC
Is chronic foot or ankle pain affecting your ability to walk, run, and enjoy life? Or perhaps you have a wound that just won’t heal. Using advanced laser therapy technology, National Foot & Ankle Center in Potomac, Maryland, can help you heal quickly and fully. National Foot & Ankle Center treats arthritis, tendonitis, neuropathy, and many other foot and ankle conditions. Call or schedule an appointment online today to learn how laser therapy can help you recover and ease your pain.
Pain Laser Therapy
What is laser therapy?
During laser therapy, National Foot & Ankle Center uses a highly concentrated beam of light to heal wounds or inflamed tissues, nerves, and joints. These non-invasive treatments are quick and often provide pain relief within minutes. Best of all, the sessions don’t hurt. Most patients experience little more than a warming sensation in the area being treated.
What medical conditions can laser therapy treat?
Our office uses laser therapy to treat a wide variety of foot and ankle conditions, including:
- Achilles tendonitis
- Chronic pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Post surgery
- Sports injuries
- Toenail fungus
How does laser therapy work?
Energy from the NEXUS 10 laser stimulates a rapid healing response by increasing oxygen and nutrient-rich blood flow to the afflicted area and promoting drainage in the lymph glands. In this way, wounds begin healing, damaged nerves regain sensation, and swelling decreases in your tissues and joints.
What happens during a laser therapy session?
Laser treatments are fast, efficient, and entirely pain-free. While you recline in a comfortable chair, our podiatrists focus the hand-held laser on the treatment area. The laser usually feels warm, like a ray of sunlight on your skin. This sensation tells you the tool is doing its work, sending healing energy where it is needed most.
What are the risks of laser therapy?
Laser treatments are one of the safest and most effective therapies available. Physicians around the world have successfully used the technology for over 20 years to treat a wide range of medical conditions without side effects. Laser treatments do not burn, cause abrasions, or produce any pain.
What are the results of laser therapy treatment?
Most patients experience significant reductions in pain, swelling, and inflammation after only one to three treatments. However, depending on your injury or condition, you could require seven to 10 laser therapy sessions in order to fully regain mobility in injured muscles and joints.
Even after your course of therapy is complete, the healing response continues. Over time, you should continue to improve and gain function in treated areas.
Don’t let a wound, injury, or chronic podiatric condition take you out of life’s game. Using laser therapy, our podiatrists can restore your ankles and feet to full function and health. Call or schedule an appointment online today.