What is Infrared Cold Laser Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis?
Infrared cold laser therapy is a non-invasive treatment for plantar fasciitis that uses low-level laser light to stimulate healing in the affected area. The laser light penetrates deep into the tissue, promoting cellular regeneration and reducing inflammation.
How Does It Work?
The laser light stimulates the mitochondria in the cells, which produces more ATP (adenosine triphosphate), the energy source for cells. This increased energy production helps to speed up the healing process and reduce pain and inflammation.
What are the Benefits of Infrared Cold Laser Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis?
Infrared cold laser therapy has several benefits for treating plantar fasciitis, including:
- Non-invasive: Unlike surgery or injections, infrared cold laser therapy is a non-invasive treatment that does not require any incisions or needles.
- Pain-free: The treatment is pain-free and does not require any anesthesia.
- Quick recovery: Patients can resume their normal activities immediately after the treatment.
- Effective: Infrared cold laser therapy has been shown to be effective in reducing pain and inflammation and promoting healing in patients with plantar fasciitis.
What is the Treatment Process Like?
The treatment process involves the use of a handheld device that emits low-level laser light. The device is placed directly on the affected area and moved around to cover the entire foot. The treatment typically takes between 5-10 minutes per foot and is repeated several times over the course of several weeks.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Infrared cold laser therapy is a safe and non-invasive treatment with few side effects. Some patients may experience mild discomfort or redness in the treated area, but this typically resolves within a few hours.
How Long Does It Take to See Results?
Patients typically begin to see results after the first few treatments, with significant improvement after several weeks of treatment. The length of treatment depends on the severity of the condition and the individual patient's response to the therapy.
Is Infrared Cold Laser Therapy Expensive?
Infrared cold laser therapy is not typically covered by insurance, but home treatments are easy, and can be affordable when using payments or renting the equipment. Check with a local physical therapist, athletic trainer or massage therapist for this care in a medical setting.
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