Exploring Laser Therapy for Pain Management

Considering that our foot alone comprises 26 bones, coupled with a complex network of ligaments, tendons, joints, and nerves, it’s no wonder that countless Americans experience varying forms of foot and ankle discomfort.

One popular method of alleviating this pain, speeding up healing, and reducing inflammation is Class IV laser therapy. This therapeutic technique works by directing a light source against the skin, allowing photons to penetrate several centimeters down into the body, where they are absorbed by the mitochondria – the energy factories within our cells. The absorption of these photons restores normal cell function, thereby stimulating the cell to perform its natural duties, but at a heightened pace.

The advantages of laser therapy are manifold, such as:

  1. Boosting cellular reproduction and growth – a crucial process for repairing cells found in cartilage, bone, tendons, ligaments, and muscle tissue.
  2. Minimizing scar tissue, which often forms following certain injuries. Less scar tissue significantly lowers the probability of enduring chronic pain.
  3. Alleviating inflammation and promoting blood circulation.