When a physical condition or injury affects your mobility or quality of life, you have one goal: to return as quickly as possible to everyday activities. Raleigh Foot & Ankle Center is proud to be on the medical technology forefront by offering MLS Laser Therapy. The doctors and staff have invested in the very best technology as a key component of our continuing quest to offer you the finest in health care.
What is MLS Laser Therapy?
MLS (Multiwave Locked System) Laser Therapy is the use of two specific wavelengths of light to treat painful and debilitating conditions. These wavelengths work together to enhance each other, resulting in increased reduction of inflammation and pain.
MLS Laser Therapy has been approved by the FDA and proven successful as evidenced by extensive and credible studies conducted in our country's finest institutions, including Harvard. The laser causes no heat or light damage to the patient, and can be set for each particular patient's anatomy and diagnosis.
How does it work?
Light energy enters the damaged cells and stimulates inter-cellular activity. This reduces pain in the injured area and speeds recovery of the damaged cells. The lasers increase circulation and blood flow in the treatment area, which stimulate tissue healing, cell repair, and healthy tissue growth. Once the cells recover, the natural healing process is complete.
What can I expect during treatment?
MLS Laser Therapy is a painless treatment that lasts an average of 10 minutes. You may experience a soothing, warm sensation at the point of application; this identifies the beginning of an 18-24 hour process of modulated cellular activity, leading to decreased inflammation and pain. Some patients say they feel a comfortable warm sensation, while others say they feel nothing at all. Most importantly, there is no pain or uncomfortable feeling experienced during or after the treatment.
What can I expect after treatment?
Most people experience positive results in 1 to 3 treatments, with the average course of treatment being 12 to 14 sessions. Reduction of swelling and pain will occur rapidly. Acute conditions usually subside quickly, typically within one phase of treatments, while chronic conditions can be controlled with regular treatments.
The effects of MLS Laser Therapy are cumulative; therefore, you can expect to see improvement as you proceed through your treatment plan at Raleigh Foot & Ankle Center. It is important to complete the course of treatment prescribed by your doctor once it has been started, or symptoms are likely to recur.
How do I know if MLS Laser Therapy is right for me?
MLS Laser Therapy treats a number of painful conditions and foot problems, such as neuropathy and nerve pain, tendon and ligament injuries, sore muscles, muscle strains, and tears, degenerative joint conditions, general pain and bruising, musculoskeletal disorders, pre and post-surgical treatments, and inflammatory problems. If any of these problems are affecting you and your feet, speak with your podiatrist at Raleigh Foot & Ankle Center. This treatment might be the answer you have been looking for.
MLS Laser Therapy can help result in rapid pain relief, timely healing of sprains and strains, fast recovery of the structural integrity of an injured region, speedy resolution of swollen areas, immediate improvement of local blood circulation, swift repair of superficial injuries such as wounds and ulcers, and can have a strong anti-inflammatory effect.
What is the cost?
MLS Laser Therapy is not covered by insurance. Your insurance will not be filed for the treatment, and payment is due at the time of treatment. MLS Laser Therapy costs $50 per treatment. Any office visits in which you see the doctor and are diagnosed to determine whether or not the treatment is right for you will result in a regular doctor visit fee, separate from the treatment cost.