Why You Should Consider MLS Laser Therapy for Chronic Foot and Ankle pain

What is MLS Laser Therapy?

MLS stands for Multiwave Locked System and is designed to provide a non-invasive, painless, and a more efficient way of treating pain, inflammation, and edema associated with many different injuries and conditions.

What can it treat?

MLS is especially useful for foot and ankle issues since most of the conditions and illnesses associated with these parts of the body can be challenging to treat, especially when involving pain management. Some common foot and ankle issues that the MLS laser is known to be sufficiently successful in treating include:

  • Arthritis
  • Joint Pain
  • Neuromas
  • Neuropathies
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-surgical swelling
  • Sports injuries
  • Tendon & ligament injuries
  • Tendonitis

How does it work?

MLS Laser Therapy works by emitting painless therapeutic wavelengths to the particular area of interest, allowing penetration to reach 3-4cm into the skin which results in an optimal treatment. This laser increases cell growth 3-5x the average rate, decreases pain chemicals and increases blood flow.

The laser does this by using technology to agitate the mitochondria (the “powerhouse” of our cells) within the area being treated to release ATP (a chemical that provides our cells with the energy they need to grow and flourish) to encourage increased DNA production  in order to produce new healthy cells to heal whatever area is being treated.

Is it reliable?

The Class IV MLS Laser is FDA tested and cleared, meaning it is extremely safe and is proved to have no adverse or risky side effects. It is an excellent alternative to surgery and prescription painkillers and has roughly an 85-95% success rate in providing dramatic relief from pain and inflammation.

It encourages and increases the rate of the natural body’s healing process by using light energy to penetrate the tissue and correct the issue directly. It is entirely painless, and many patients claim it feels as though they are receiving a hot stone massage.

Is it a better alternative to medicine or narcotics?

Surgery can cause a large variety of risks and unwanted side effects, especially pain and an extended recovery period while pain medications can also cause serious side effects such as addiction, drowsiness, depression, etc. MLS Laser Therapy has none of these side effects and can even correct many of the side effects that come with surgery. Patients dealing with the side effects of surgery can benefit from the laser as well. Post surgery patients usually experience large amounts of swelling and inflammation, especially patients that have had surgery on their feet and ankles since most of our weight is held by those areas. The MLS Laser can drastically decrease recovery time by reducing pain chemicals and inflammation associated with surgery, allowing patients to get back their lives safely and efficiently.