Podiatry 1st is thrilled to be able to offer our state-of-the-art MLS Laser Therapy in Belleville, IL and Columbia, IL. MLS Laser Therapy is a non-invasive, safe, and effective treatment which uses focused light to treat a wide range of foot and ankle conditions. This revolutionary treatment allows deeper penetration without heat, incisions, or negative side effects. Since it was cleared by the FDA in 2009, MLS Laser Therapy has been helping patients by relieving pain, reducing inflammation, and promoting wound healing and soft tissue repair.
How Does MLS Laser Therapy Work?
The MLS Laser converts light into biochemical energy. When this energy enters your tissues, it improves blood supply and circulation and stimulates your body’s cells into repairing themselves. The result is a reduction in edema (swelling) and a faster rate of healing.
Studies have shown that MLS Laser Therapy is equal to or more effective than other forms of physical therapy. These studies were performed at multiple prestigious institutions, including Harvard University.
What Does MLS Laser Treatment Entail?
You won’t need any drugs or invasive surgery with MLS Laser Therapy. During a session, we position the fully robotic laser 8 inches above your skin, and the laser light penetrates through your skin into your body’s tissues. You will feel little to no sensation during this pain-free treatment. In fact, some people even fall asleep during their treatment session!
A laser treatment typically lasts about 10 to 15 minutes, depending on the size of the area needing treatment. We usually recommend that patients receive treatment 2 to 3 times per week, although will also vary based on your individual needs. The total number of visits for laser therapy will also vary, depending on the type and severity of your condition. Commonly, patients need between 6 and 12 visits, although some conditions such as severe arthritis undergo ongoing periodic care to control pain.
For some patients, we may recommend that you combine MLS Laser Therapy with another form of therapy or treatment to maximize your results.
Learn More About MLS Laser Therapy from Podiatry 1st
To find out whether you would be a good candidate for MLS Laser Therapy, call our podiatry office in Belleville, IL, to schedule a consultation with expert podiatrist Dr. Anderson. Call 618.277.9533 or click here to request an appointment today. We look forward to seeing you!
Our 5-Star-Rated Podiatrist Offers MLS Laser Therapy to Help Patients Relieve Their Foot Pain in Belleville, Columbia, Fairview Heights, O’Fallon, Shiloh, Swansea, Smithton, Okawville, Mascoutah, Freeburg, Trenton, Waterloo, Millstadt, Hecker, Red Bud, Ruma, Maeystown & Fults, IL