Low-level Laser Therapy
What is Low-level Laser Therapy?
When used on the correct temperature settings, the low-level infrared laser can offer a whole host of effective treatments for different foot-related issues such as:
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Musculoskeletal problems
The effects of the laser are biomechanical and not thermal; this allows us to treat the afflicted area without causing damage to the healthy areas of living tissue in the process.
Here at Footfocus Podiatry, we are now happy to now offer you low-level laser therapy near Bournemouth. When using low-level laser therapy, there are three main benefits. You will see pain relief in the injured area relatively quickly; the laser will promote the body’s natural healing factor to help assist a healing growth factor response as well as offer support to the immune system.
Low-level laser therapy helps to enhance how quickly a minor injury repairs itself by stimulating the body’s natural repair process. The treatment is not only pain free, it actually helps to deliver pain relief in a non-invasive manor, leaving you with no nasty, hidden side effects. It will also never leave any tissue damage or scarring, and in fact, low-level laser therapy can actually reduce signs of scarring from previous treatment methods.
Treating Nail Fungus With Low-level Laser Therapy
Have you noticed something wrong with your toenails? Perhaps they’re turning yellow, becoming thickened or deformed. These are all signs of a fungal nail infection, clinically known as onychomycosis.
Nail fungus is an infection that only worsens with time; it is also very contagious, meaning fast and effective treatment should be sought as soon as possible to avoid spreading the disease.
Using our low-level laser therapy treatment, we are able to destroy the fungus that could be thriving underneath the nail. We can also do this without causing any damage to the healthy nail or surrounding skin. We do this by aiming the laser at the root of the infection, raising its temperature and destroying it, thus preventing it’s reproduction.
LLLT works by using infra-red lights to help the body activate it’s own natural healing system to reduce inflammation and work towards the regeneration of healthy tissue
LLLT is an entirely non-invasive, pain and hassle-free method of treatment. Because it uses low-level laser lights, it doesn’t affect the healthy skin surrounding the treatment area and has no side effects or recovery time, making it perfect for children and those who may have a low pain tolerance.
The short answer is yes! Low-level laser therapy can be used to treat a whole host of sports-related injuries such as:
- Injuries to the soft tissue of the lower limb
- Painful joints
- Muscle strain and ligament damage
- Inflammation of the tendons
- Forms of tendinopathy
Each treatment session typically only takes around 30 minutes, and most people usually need about 3-4 sessions before seeing noticeable change.
The exact number of sessions that you could require is dependent on your own recovery rate.
Low-level laser therapy can treat a wide range of different foot-related issues such as:
- Plantar fasciitis
- Mortons neuroma
- Ankle sprains and injuries
- Achilles tendonitis
- Diabetic ulcers and injuries
- Plantar warts & verruca
- Osteoarthritis of the Foot
- Fungal Nail Infections
Laser treatment targets and destroys the fungus under the nail. It does this because the laser light passes through the nail without causing damage and heats up the root or hyphae of the fungus, preventing it from reproducing and thus eradicating the infection.
Yes! Laser treatment is entirely safe and comes with no hidden side effects or extras. It also causes no damage to the healthy surrounding skin and nail or the treated area.
In most cases, no. However, some people have been known to say they felt a small, pin-prick-like sensation while undertaking the treatment.