The Robotic MLS Laser Therapy treatment is non-invasive and can be used to treat a variety of foot and ankle ailments, including arthritis, tendonitis, foot and ankle sprains, strains, neurological conditions, and inflammation in general. In contrast to other Class IV lasers, the MLS offers pulsed emissions that are synchronized and continuous. The MLS laser is now also being used to reduce post-operative pain and swelling after surgery.
In MLS robotic laser therapy, the laser is a combination of two wavelengths - the 808nm (anti-inflammatory) and the 905nm (analgesic) which creates a synergistic effect and allows for higher efficacy. Together, these wavelengths produce greater pain-relieving benefits than any of them can produce on their own while preventing the risk of thermal damage. This means that while the continuous beam wavelength of 808nm is reducing inflammation and edema, the 905 super pulsed laser is minimizing the pain of the affected area.
The delivery system of the robotic laser machine allows it to transfer energy up to 4 cm deep into the tissue to affect cellular processes.
When these wavelengths penetrate the targeted area, they result in disruption which increases the cellular metabolism rate at the site. Consequently, cells repair faster, reducing the overall recovery time otherwise needed by the body.
When the body senses that the cells need more growth factors and nutrients, blood flow increases to the area and excess fluid is flushed out which helps reduce inflammation. As a recovery response, local nerves can also partially block the transmission of pain signals, reducing pain and enhancing comfort.
The laser is especially effective when it comes to treating soft tissues such as tendons and ligaments that have been injured or are inflamed. It can also be used to treat sprains, strains, the structure and function of an injured region, swollen areas, and surface injuries, such as wounds and ulcers.
Laser therapy can be considered for conditions such as:
Multiple settings are built into the laser products for treating various pathologies. MLS laser handpieces generate a homogeneous laser beam that activates photoreceptors simultaneously in target cells at optimal doses.
Using this technology, your doctor can scan whole muscle groups associated with pathology and identify the trigger points. The pre-set treatment regimens are available to help with muscle spasms, joint stiffness, arthritis pain, and other similar issues.
Here are some benefits of MLS laser therapy that you should know about:
One of the main advantages of laser therapy is that it is 100% non-invasive.
You will not need any recovery time whatsoever, as laser therapy involves no cutting, stitching, or discomfort to the area being treated, so you can return to your normal activities after the procedure.
The photons from lasers penetrate deep into tissues and speed up cellular growth and reproduction. By increasing the cell's energy, laser light helps the cell to absorb nutrients and eliminate waste products faster, leading to fast repair times.
Several treatment options, like surgeries, come with unpleasant side effects. MLS laser therapy has no side effects and is a painless procedure.
In laser therapy, the treatment is versatile, allowing each patient to receive it according to his or her specific needs.
The laser therapy takes about 5 to 10 minutes and is painless. It may take 1 to 3 treatments for your condition to improve. In some chronic conditions, it may require up to six treatment sessions to see the results.
An MLS laser therapy session takes about 15 minutes. You will be asked to make yourself comfortable on the table in a sitting or lying position. Then, the robotic head of the laser will be placed on the targeted area and the laser technician will program the device to start the process.
In the treatment process, the robotic head continuously guides a laser beam over the treated area, performing multiple passes over the treatment area while you relax and remain still. It is common for some patients to feel a pleasant, warming sensation during the procedure.
Your plan will consist of a series of treatments that build on each other's effectiveness; therefore, you can expect to see improvements as you go along. However, if you start a course of treatment, it is extremely important to complete it. Otherwise, symptoms will recur.
At Diablo Foot and Ankle, we can assess whether the Robotic MLS laser therapy is the best option for your condition. Visit our Board-Certified Podiatrists in Walnut Creek or Antioch by scheduling an appointment today!