What is Cold Laser Therapy?
Treatments for Ankle and Foot Injuries
Our Montgomery County podiatrists offer cold laser therapy, which is also known as low-level laser therapy. This is a non-invasive treatment that penetrates deep into the skin and works to restore cellular function that has been damaged by an injury. The laser works at a frequency of 810 nanometers, which is the exact rate of a healthy cell. When the cell frequency in the area the laser is targeting is too low, it can elevate said cell frequency to a healthy rate. This low frequency is often seen in patients with scar tissue or those who are dealing with chronic pain. Conversely, when the cell frequency is too high, the laser can bring restore it to normal levels. This high frequency often occurs in patients that are dealing with inflammation.
Cold laser therapy is:
- Non-Invasive: No surgical incision is required for this treatment, removing the necessity for a long recovery time.
- Pain-Free: Aside from an occasional tingling sensation, patients rarely feel anything when the laser is used on their feet.
- Physiologically Beneficial: Some positive effects of this treatment include improved metabolism, circulation, and tissue healing.
If you live in Montgomery County and are looking to avoid prescription medication, pain, and the long recovery time surgery often requires, cold laser therapy may be the ideal option to treat your scar tissue, pain, or nerve damage in your foot or ankle.
Call Kentlands Foot and Ankle Center today at (301) 330-5666 to set up an appointment with one of our expert podiatrists.