Cold Laser Therapy for Feet and Ankle Pain
Cold Laser Therapy is a Treatment for Plantar fasciitis
When conservative treatments for painful foot and ankle problems prove unsuccessful, low-level laser therapy (LLLT) provided by Dr. Christopher Calcagni at Coastal Foot & Ankle Center in Naples, Florida, delivers a quick, painless, noninvasive alternative to surgery, relieving your pain with no side effects.
This cold laser procedure uses light energy to accelerate the healing of tissue, including cartilage, ligaments, muscles, bursae, nerves, tendons, and skin, and also has anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects.
LLLT is used as a treatment for a wide range of acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions, including:
- Arthritis of the feet and ankles – LLLT has been shown to decelerate the arthritic process, regenerate worn cartilage, and increase the thickness of cartilage. In turn, these actions help reduce pain and increase mobility in the ankles, feet, and toes.
- Plantar fasciitis – Along with exercise, massage, and orthotics, LLLT treatments have been shown to reduce the abnormal thickness of the plantar fascia and significantly reduce pain associated with inflammation in the area.
- Achilles tendonitis – Laser therapy has been shown to reduce fibrosis and inflammation of the Achilles tendon, as well as morning stiffness and pain during physical activity.
- Foot ulcers – These chronic wounds, often the result of poor circulation, are sometimes difficult to treat with standard protocols, especially when diabetes and atherosclerosis are contributing factors. However, LLLT has been shown to speed healing and the resolution of skin ulcers and chronic wounds.
If you are experiencing a painful foot or ankle problem, turn to Dr. Calcagni at Coastal Foot & Ankle Center. He is a board-certified, highly skilled podiatrist and surgeon with specialized training in reconstructive surgery for sports injuries and is committed to achieving the best surgical outcomes for patients with foot and ankle injuries.
Whether you’re dealing with toenail fungus or some other foot or ankle condition, Coastal Foot & Ankle Center has a solution to your problem. Dr. Calcagni is a highly skilled podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon with specialized training in minimally invasive and noninvasive procedures and is dedicated to achieving the best outcomes for patients with foot and ankle injuries.