When it comes to support and mobility, your ankles play a pivotal role in enabling you to move freely through your life. But if you’re plagued by chronic ankle pain, that freedom of movement is compromised, which places many limitations on your life. Thankfully, we have just the tool you need to get back on your feet without discomfort — Multi Radiance Medical’s MR4™ super pulsed cold laser.
With Dr. Marshall L. Lukoff at the helm, our team’s goal at Foot Care Specialists, PC, is to help our patients in Quincy and Dedham, Massachusetts, tackle foot and ankle conditions of all kinds. From everyday problems like ingrown toenails to more serious and chronic ankle issues, we provide the tools and treatments you need to get your foot or ankle back to 100%.
So if you’re dealing with nagging ankle pain, read on to learn how our advanced MR4 super pulsed cold laser therapy can help.
Behind your ankle pain
Consider this eye-opening statistic: Every day in the United States, approximately 28,000 people sprain their ankles. And while it’s possible to self-care for this acute injury, many are left with ankle instability and the likelihood of getting another sprain down the road. And these numbers only reflect ankle sprains, never mind the other conditions that can lead to chronic ankle pain, including:
- Poorly healed fractures
- Bursitis (joint inflammation)
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Achilles tendinitis
- Achilles tendon rupture
- Tarsal tunnel syndrome
- Plantar fasciitis
Given the workload your ankle joints are put under, it’s no wonder that ankle problems are as common as they are.
Healing properly with cold laser therapy
One of the main drivers behind chronic ankle pain is either a prior injury or condition that didn’t heal properly the first time, leaving this complex joint prone to reinjury and pain. Our goal at Foot Care Specialists, PC, is to offer long-term and sustainable solutions to help your body heal properly.
A key part of this effort comes from our MR4 super pulsed cold laser therapy. Using this system, we deliver low-level laser energy into your ankles to help the damaged tissue heal and reduce the inflammation. The energy is low enough that it doesn’t heat your tissue. Instead, the tissue cells absorb the wavelengths of light energy, spurring a regenerative response.
We use the MR4 system on most of the tissues inside your ankles, including your:
The cold laser therapy is also effective in repairing damaged nerves in your ankles.
Your therapy timeline
One of the greatest benefits of our MR4 super pulsed cold laser therapy is that it is completely noninvasive, which means you experience no discomfort as we deliver the treatment. For patients with chronic ankle pain, we typically recommend a series of short treatments several times a week to speed up the regenerative healing process.
As the laser energy reduces your inflammation and encourages repairs throughout the treatment process, you’ll gradually notice the results. If you couple the cold laser with a good physical therapy program, you’ll soon be back to pain-free movement again.
If you want to say goodbye to chronic ankle pain, call us to see how our MR4 super pulsed cold laser therapy is just the solution you need. Or use our online scheduling tool to request an appointment today.