Every day, we meet patients who have had their mobility, their independence, their very quality of life taken away from them due to pain and injury. Many times, they’ve been struggling for month (or even years) and feel like they have nowhere left to turn—they’ve tried everything and nothing seems to work.
We love meeting these patients, because we happen to have an exciting new treatment option we’re confident can help them. It’s called MLS laser therapy, and we’ve seen it achieve astounding results for patients with a wide range of conditions and symptoms. Arthritis, nerve damage, sprains and strains, bone fractures, foot ulcers, surgical sites—all these and more can benefit from the rapid healing relief of the MLS laser system.
How Does It Work?
We’ll try to give you a good overview of the scientific principles while sparing you the advanced technical details.
Lasers aren’t just for cutting construction supplies, reading Blu-ray discs, or blasting bad guys in science-fiction films. All a laser really is, is a focused beam of light. Light is just energy, and that energy can be used by your body on the cellular level.
The MLS laser system uses a pair of synchronized lasers focused in a very precise way, in terms of their wavelength, power, even pulse rates. These lasers can safely and harmlessly penetrate deep beneath the skin to stimulate your cells. It begins a cascade of positive effects—reduced pain and inflammation, accelerated tissue repair, boosted circulation and metabolism, improved nerve function and wound healing, and more.
Essentially, the MLS laser system kick-starts and powers the natural healing and repair mechanisms your body already possesses to help you feel better and heal quicker.
Why We Love It—The Advantages of MLS Laser Therapy
Alright—we can sense that a few of you might still be a little skeptical. It sounds too good to be true, right?
But it’s not a myth! There are many awesome benefits to this treatment option. Here are just a few of the reasons we love it and frequently recommend it to our patients.
We’ve been using the MLS laser system since 2013, and in that time, we’ve treated more than 1,000 patients with the device. More than 3 out of 4 reported significant improvement–enough that they were able to fully return to activity without need for any other treatments. Only 1% reported no or little improvement in their condition.
It’s also worth noting that most of the patients who choose MLS therapy have been struggling with their pain for a long time. They may be sick of managing their pain with injections or oral medications, or found that other methods (physical therapy, chiropractic, massage, orthotics) have failed. They may even otherwise qualify for surgery. So these are not, by and large, minor aches and pains. The people who receive MLS laser therapy skew toward the more stubborn and severe cases, which means the incredible results are even more impressive.
Because the MLS laser system has so many positive effects on the body at the cellular level, it can be used to treat an incredible number of different diagnoses. We have used it to treat:
- Heel Pain
- Neuropathy / nerve damage
- Diabetic wounds
- Poor circulation
- Trigger points
- Surgical sites
- Neck pain
- Back pain
And that’s not even a full list. Essentially, if it hurts, there’s a very good chance that MLS can help.
The MLS laser is FDA-approved. Therapeutic laser technology in general has been rigorously used and tested for more than 30 years throughout the world, with more than 3,000 published scientific studies conducted in 37 countries (and counting). In all that time, and under all that scrutiny, there has never been any evidence of adverse side effects resulting from that technology.
Depending on the size of the area being treated and the severity of the condition, a single treatment session can take as little as 4 minutes, and almost always less than 15. And since there’s no medications, anesthesia, or downtime required, you can pop in and out of the office just that quickly. The standard treatment course is about 7-10 sessions (2-3 per week) for acute injuries, and around 10 for chronic conditions.
The Effects Are Cumulative
Each laser treatment session brings renewed healing and builds upon the sessions that came before. While the first couple of sessions might only bring temporary relief, by around the fourth session or so the cumulative effects become obvious. Each day gets better, and the relief lasts longer after each session. By the end of the treatment course, any lingering pain is extremely minor (if noticeable at all). Chronic conditions may require ongoing “maintenance” sessions thereafter, but usually only once every 1-3 months.
So What Are You Waiting For?
MLS laser therapy is just another example of our firm commitment to providing advanced, exceptional care for all your foot and ankle health needs. If you’re struggling with a painful foot condition, we can help. Give us a call today at (360) 754-3338 to schedule with one of our specialists at any of our give conveniently located clinics.