Podiatric Laser Treatments in New Jersey
What is laser therapy treatment?
Laser therapy, which stands for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation, is a treatment method that typically utilizes heat energy delivered via a laser to help treat a variety of medical conditions, including those affecting the feet. Laser therapy is noninvasive, has minimal side effects, and allows your doctor to achieve greater precision when targeting specific areas requiring treatment. At Northeastern Foot & Ankle, we utilize some of the latest advancements in laser therapy, Erchonia Lunula Laser(R) and K-Laser(R), to aid in the treatment and pain management of fungal nails and other podiatric conditions when conservative treatment is ineffective.
Why is laser therapy treatment used?
Conditions affecting the foot can cause pain, discomfort, and other bothersome symptoms that interfere with your daily routines and activities. Along with this, standard treatment for certain foot-related conditions may not always be effective or may lead to unwanted side effects. When current treatment is ineffective, laser therapy can be used as an alternative treatment option for pain management and treatment of certain podiatric conditions, including:
- Toenail fungus
- Plantar warts
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Arthritis pain
- Bunion pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Sprains, strains, and other foot injuries
- Bruises and contusions
- Athletic injuries
What does laser therapy treatment involve?
Depending on your podiatric needs, laser therapy treatment may vary. At Northeastern Foot & Ankle, to treat fungal nails and help provide pain relief from certain podiatric conditions, we utilize the following laser technologies:
- Erchonia Lunula Laser for fungal nails — this procedure involves your feet being comfortably placed in a device that emits low-level laser light. Once your feet are resting comfortably in the device, the laser will work to target and destroy the fungal infection. Unlike traditional lasers, Lunula laser is non-thermal, meaning it does not emit heat. Because of this, Lunula therapy is pain-free, requires no anesthesia, and doesn’t emit harmful vapors or smoke. If you have tried various medications for fungal nails and are not seeing lasting results, Lunula therapy may help you achieve clear nail growth within six months. One treatment session usually takes less than 15 minutes, however, the effectiveness of Lunula therapy, along with its success rate, may vary from patient to patient. For some patients, results may be seen after one session. For others, additional sessions may be recommended.
- MLS® Laser Therapy
When a physical condition or injury affects mobility or quality of life, there is one goal: A rapid return to every-day activities.
MLS Laser Therapy is an advanced laser technology that works to eliminate pain and reduce inflammation in the body in a safe, painless, and non-invasive way. This therapy utilizes dual wavelengths of infrared light to penetrate deep into the tissue and stimulate regeneration at the cellular level.
There are no known side-effects! Laser therapy is cleared by the FDA and is safe and effective.
Benefits of MLS Laser Therapy:
- Rapidly reduces pain
- Strong anti-inflammatory
- Improves blood circulation
- Quick Recovery of:
- sprains & strains
- the structure and function of an injured region
- swollen areas and surface injuries, such as wounds and ulcers
We are proud to be on the medical technological forefront by offering MLS Laser Therapy. We have invested in the very best technology as a key component of our continuing quest to offer you the finest in health care.
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. Treatments are usually received 2-3 times a week. 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. The typical course of treatment takes between 6 to 12 visits.
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, chiropractic, massage, soft tissue mobilization, electrotherapy, and following surgery.
If you are experiencing foot or ankle pain or symptoms of fungal nails and would like to learn more about laser therapy and treatment, request an appointment with us today. Our friendly and accommodating staff provides prompt and punctual service and is dedicated to providing high-end, compassionate podiatric care. At Northeastern Foot & Ankle, board-certified podiatrist Dr. Khoury takes the time to carefully listen to and understand your medical and cosmetic concerns, recommending and providing the most appropriate treatment options paired with innovative and emerging technologies to help meet your podiatric needs. Call 973.473.6665 or scroll to the top of the page to request an appointment.