While K-Laser therapy is still a relatively new treatment procedure, it has been found to have a profound effect on pain management and tissue healing. This laser treatment system utilizes specific wavelengths of light to stimulate your natural ability to heal. The effects include improved healing time, a significant reduction in pain, increased circulation and decreased swelling. Laser treatments are particularly useful to patients suffering from foot, ankle, or tendon injuries.
When it comes to ankle and foot injuries, K-Laser treatments can handle sprains, sports injuries, arthritis, plantar fasciitis, and heel pain. The therapeutic lasers deliver red and near-infrared wavelengths to induce a photochemical reaction and therapeutic effect on the body. Laser therapy has been used throughout Europe since the 1970s but was only cleared in the United States in 2005.
Researchers are continuously developing this technology, adapting it to best serve the medical community. This means that the technology is always cutting-edge, offering many benefits to patients. Therapeutic laser science and technology currently includes three distinct models to treat pain and accelerate the overall healing process.
When considering K-Laser procedures, many patients want to know precisely how many treatments may be required. The simplest answer to this question is that the treatments needed depend solely on the nature of the injury or condition being treated. For acute conditions, most patients require four to six treatments to sufficiently heal an injury or illness. Those suffering from chronic injuries or illness, however, may require 6 to 12 treatments, or potentially more. Conditions including severe arthritis likely require ongoing periodic care to control patients’ pain.
For more information on K-Laser treatment options or to schedule a consultation visit with a doctor, please contact Premier Podiatry by calling
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