Choose Laser Therapy From Associates in Podiatry
You no longer need to feel embarrassed to wear open-toe shoes and sandals – or just go barefoot – because of toenail fungus or discoloration We are the area’s leader in restoring nails back to health, providing a natural and luminous appearance.
Class IV laser therapy is one of the most safe and effective ways to treat toenail fungus (onychomycosis)! Laser therapy penetrates the nail bed and kills the fungus living underneath the nail – without pain and without any harmful side effects.
When the colony of fungus under the nail is “attacked” by the laser, the elements that make it grow and thrive are destroyed. This allows your nail bed to begin growing new, healthy nail. Nails that won’t give you feelings of discomfort or embarrassment!
Laser therapy is a quick and easy treatment allowing patients to relax during the procedure.
One of the most prevalent types of fungal foot infections directly affects your toenails. This type of condition is known as onychomycosis.
You may have onychomycosis if you notice any of the following symptoms:
- yellow or other discoloration of your toenails
- thickened or brittle toenails
Watch Video Below to Learn More About Onychomycosis and Laser Treatment
Understanding Laser Therapy for Pain Management
With 26 bones in the foot alone, as well as major ligaments, tendons, joints, and nerves – it’s not surprising that millions of Americans suffer various types of foot and ankle pain.
Class IV laser therapy is used for the relief of pain, to accelerate healing and decrease inflammation.
When the light source is placed against the skin, photons penetrate several centimeters down and are absorbed by the mitochondria (the energy producing part of a cell). This energy results in the restoration of normal cell function.
The main goal of laser therapy is to stimulate the cell to perform its natural functions, but at an enhanced rate.
Laser therapy is a quick and easy treatment allowing patients to relax during the procedure. In contrast to “cold lasers,” which provide no feeling or sensation, high power diode laser therapy provides a warm, soothing feeling.
Some of the most common source of foot pain include:
- Plantar fasciitis – which often creates moderate to severe heel pain
- Achilles tendonitis
- Posterior tendonitis (or PTTD)
- Peroneal tendonitis (tendonitis affecting the midfoot and arch)
- Ankle sprains
- Neuroma (or a pinched nerve)
- Arthritis and inflammation
- Hallux limitus (or a stiff big toe joint)
Any one of these conditions can create chronic (long-term) pain or acute (short-term) pain.