Our Foot and Ankle Center is delighted to be able to offer our patients MLS laser therapy, a state-of-the-art option for treating acute and chronic foot and ankle pain in Seattle, WA. We have invested in the very best technology as a key component of our continuing quest to offer you the finest in health care.
This revolutionary cold laser treats the following of acute and chronic foot and ankle conditions:
- Heel Pain and plantar fasciitis
- Achilles tendonitis
- New and old ankle injuries
- Slow healing fractures
What Is MLS Laser Therapy?
MLS Laser Therapy is an advanced laser technology that works to eliminate pain and reduce inflammation in the foot and ankle without the use of painful injections or potentially habit forming drugs. There are no known side-effects.
How Does Cold Laser Therapy Work?
Cold Laser Therapy changes light into energy. When this energy penetrates deep into your tissue it increases the blood supply and circulation. As as result your tissue can heal itself at the cellular level.
How Does It Do This?
The MLS laser uses dual wavelengths of infrared light to increase penetration into your tissue. One laser is pulsed and treats pain. The other laser is continuous and treats inflammation. Combined, these lasers offer a powerful treatment solution for stubborn foot and ankle problems.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Laser therapy is painless and takes just 15 minutes. Dr. Berg will evaluate your medical condition to determine how many treatments are needed for pain relief, healing, and a return to regular activities. Although many patients begin to have pain relief after a few visits, patients will need to receive at least six treatments for complete healing.
Are the Results Long Lasting?
MLS Laser Therapy is about healing. With MLS Laser Therapy, we are not masking or covering up a condition, but treating the root of your pain and inflammation. As a result many patients have seen long-term results.
Can It Be Used in Conjunction with Other Forms of Treatment?
Yes, MLS Laser Therapy can be used in conjunction with other treatment modalities. For example, a patient with plantar fasciitis may receive laser therapy for pain reduction and inflammation. Additional modalities may include taping, air heel, Achilles splint, orthotics, and/or physical therapy.
Benefits of MLS Laser Therapy:
- Rapidly reduces pain
- Strong anti-inflammatory
- Improves blood circulation
Why choose MLS Laser Therapy?
MLS Laser Therapy does not require the use of drugs or surgery, there are no known side effects, and it is quick and convenient. According to studies performed by top academic institutions, such as Harvard University, laser therapy is equal to or more effective than other forms of therapy.
Will the treatment hurt?
No, laser therapy does not hurt. There is little or no sensation during treatment.
How long does a typical treatment session take?
The length of a typical treatment session is 10 to 15 minutes. However, it depends on the size of the area being treated. Frequency of treatments and treatment plans are determined on an individual basis.
How many treatments does it take?
The number of treatments depends on the nature of the condition being treated. However, patients will need at least six treatments for MLS laser to be effective.
How long before results are felt?
You may feel improvement to your condition after 1 to 3 treatments. For some more chronic conditions, it may take up to 6 visits to feel the benefits of laser therapy. Not everyone responds to laser therapy in the same way.
Are the results long lasting?
MLS Laser Therapy is about healing. With MLS Laser Therapy, we are not masking or covering up a condition, but rather, treating the root of your pain and inflammation. Because of this, many patients have seen long-term results.
Can it be used in conjunction with other forms of treatment?
Yes, MLS Laser Therapy is sometimes more effective when combined with other forms of therapy, including physical therapy, massage, soft tissue mobilization, electrotherapy, and following surgery.
To find out more about how MLS Laser Therapy can help you, call us at 206-368-7000 to set up an appointment or request an appointment online.
MLS Laser Therapy Patient Testimonials in North Seattle
Amazing results for improving my long-term foot pain problems. Dr. Berg took the time to listen to my concerns and addressed them in a logical manner. His new low-level laser treatment gave me amazing improvement of an old ankle injury from a car accident as well as improving the neuropathy in my toes that was keeping me awake at night.
Trey S. Seattle, April 2019