You probably don’t think about it often, but your feet and ankles are the foundation for everything you do.
That’s why at South Florida Foot and Ankle Centers, our goal is to give the highest quality foot and ankle care to our patients. We know that when your feet are suffering, your whole body suffers, and almost every aspect of your life can be affected.
To this end, we’re always on the lookout for new and innovative treatments that provide relief to our patients. MLS laser therapy is one of the newest and best treatments we offer — here’s more information on what it is, how it works, and how it just might change your life.
What is MLS laser therapy?
Multiwave Locked System (MLS) laser therapy is an innovative new treatment that combines two therapeutic wavelengths of light to provide maximum relief from both inflammation and pain due to injuries. The two wavelengths work together to provide a synergy that gives greater relief than either would be able to reach on their own.
How does MLS laser therapy work?
Our bodies have amazing healing abilities on their own; laser therapy just uses light energy to accelerate the body’s natural healing processes. The light enters cells that have been damaged (from an ankle sprain, for instance) and stimulates intercellular activity that leads to reduced inflammation and swelling, along with relief from the pain caused by the injury.
This technology is FDA-approved and has been shown to be 85-90% effective in relieving pain and inflammation.
MLS laser therapy is so beneficial because it eliminates the risks posed by surgery and prescription painkillers. There’s no risk to patients, and it helps you get back to your normal life as quickly as possible.
MLS laser therapy works well on conditions such as tendon and ligament injuries, musculoskeletal disorders, muscle strains and tears, degenerative joint conditions, and much more.
What should you expect with MLS laser therapy?
Each session is painless (you may feel a slightly uncomfortable sensation at the point where the laser enters your skin) and quick — each treatment only takes about eight minutes.
While every individual case is different, the protocols for most conditions call for 6-10 treatments delivered 2-3 times a week for about 3 weeks. The results are cumulative, and you may even see relief after the first treatment.
To find out more about MLS laser therapy and if it’s right for you, schedule a consultation at one of our five South Florida offices. Just call the office closest to you or fill out our online scheduling request, and you’ll be on your way to quick and easy pain relief!