Some of the greatest byproducts of advancements in science and technology involve the development of effective, minimally invasive procedures to treat and manage pain. Afflictions that used to require complex treatments or even surgery can now be treated with simple outpatient procedures. In our opinion, the advent of MLS (Multiwave Locked System) Laser Therapy is a perfect example.
MLS Laser Therapy involves treating musculoskeletal pain and inflammation with a combination of both a pulsed and continuous emission of specific wavelengths of light to stimulate blood flow and cellular activity. As a result, MLS Laser Therapy acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory and pain relief aid, all without the use of drugs or surgery.
Patients who have come in to receive MLS Laser Therapy have used it to treat a wide variety of ailments, including back/neck pain, tendonitis, and arthritis as well to promote the healing of minor sprains and strains. Although we have noticed the most common affliction people have come in to treat is plantar fasciitis.
Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of the plantar fascia, the thick connective tissue that runs across the bottom of the foot from the heel bone to the toes. When the plantar fascia tightens and becomes inflamed, the simple act of standing and walking can become extremely painful. As challenging as it is to go about your day with plantar fasciitis, it can be even more challenging to treat and obtain long-term relief.
Conventional treatments for plantar fasciitis include stretching, icing, modified footwear, or night splints. While these help reduce pain initially, they do little to heal the tissue and people will often see symptoms return. By simultaneously stimulating the tissue and promoting blood flow, MLS Laser Therapy not only helps treat the pain but promote healing as well. After just a few sessions our patients have told us that after all other treatments failed, they have seen significant and prolonged relief from plantar fasciitis.
If you are suffering from chronic pain due to a musculoskeletal issue, especially plantar fasciitis, MLS Laser Therapy can be the saving grace you looking for.