Valley Foot Surgeons has been using state of the art FDA Cleared laser treatments for foot and ankle disorders for years with excellent results.
What kind of conditions do the lasers help?
The first type of condition that receives excellent benefit from laser treatment is inflammatory conditions such as Plantar Fasciitis and Achilles Tendinitis. Why? Both of these conditions involve pain from inflammation, and the Class IV Laser used by Valley Foot Surgeons works specifically to reduce inflammation and therefore pain.
Another indication for laser treatments is ankle sprains. These injuries are extremely common – 10% of doctor visits are due to ankle injuries. Whether it’s a normal ankle
sprain or a high ankle sprain, laser treatment can assist with recovery.
Difficult Healing Wounds
Difficult healing wounds may benefit from laser treatments. Valley Foot Surgeons has developed a cutting edge protocol for diabetic ulcers and other wounds including amniotic based stem cell rich injections along with Class IV Laser Treatment. This combination has been able to significantly decrease wound healing time by well over 50%.
Toenail Fungus – Onychomycosis
Fungal infection of the nails affects approximately 12% of Americans (American Academy of Dermatology). This infection, termed onychomycosis, affects individuals such as athletes and those with a genetic predilection.
It varies in severity, and can cause pain and abnormal nail growth. Oral medication for toenail fungus carries a risk of liver failure and other side effects. Laser treatment for it, on the other hand, has been showing impressive results at Valley Foot Surgeons for the fungus.
Treatments with lasers at Valley Foot Surgeons take approximately 30 to 45 minutes. These toenail fungus laser treatments work exceptionally well. For toenail fungus, patients may need one to four treatments.