Arizona Foot & Ankle Specialists
Podiatric Medicine and Surgery located in Goodyear, AZ
Modern medical lasers are beneficial for treating many types of ailments and promoting healing, without performing any kind of invasive procedure. With the help of Samuel W. Cox Jr., DPM, at Arizona Foot & Ankle Specialists, LLC in Goodyear, Arizona, you can undergo laser therapy to relieve inflammation and even treat stubborn toenail fungus. Get started on your laser therapy treatment by booking an evaluation through the website or by calling to speak with a team member directly.
Laser Therapy Q & A
Why do I need laser therapy?
Podiatric laser therapy is highly effective for treating infections, chronic pain, sports injuries, and more. Your podiatrist may recommend undergoing a laser therapy plan to treat:
- Fungal nails
- Arthritic pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Diabetic ulcers
- Achilles tendinitis
- Sprains and strains
Laser therapy can even help minimize pain and inflammation if you have a stress fracture, which is a common foot injury athletes and runners often struggle with.
How does laser therapy work?
Laser therapy from Arizona Foot & Ankle Specialists involves using a specialized hand-held tool to deliver low-level laser light directly into infected or damaged tissues. Your podiatrist tailors your treatment to your unique needs.
Laser therapy for treating toenail fungus, for instance, helps kill fungal invaders deep below the surface of your nail. Treatments simultaneously stimulate new nail tissue growth, so beautiful, clear new nails grow in over time.
If you have a skin injury, such as a serious diabetic ulcer, laser therapy helps promote blood flow and stimulate naturally occurring wound healing processes. This can be beneficial if you have an open sore that’s healing slowly.
In many cases, the team at Arizona Foot & Ankle Specialists also uses laser therapy treatments to trigger healing processes after a sprain, strain, fracture, or another type of injury, or to help with arthritis. The laser stimulates rapid cell turnover and promotes tissue healing, so you can heal faster and experience a reduction in pain and inflammation.
How many laser therapy sessions do I need?
It just depends on your specific diagnosis and how quickly you heal. Most laser therapy plans from Arizona Foot & Ankle Specialists include a series of treatments. You may need just 2-3 laser sessions, or as many as 4-6 treatments, each spaced at least a week apart.
But with each laser treatment you have at Arizona Foot & Ankle Specialists, you should notice continuing improvements in your symptoms. Laser treatments are quick and painless, so you can conveniently schedule your appointments during your lunch break.
Find out if laser therapy is right for you by scheduling a foot evaluation at Arizona Foot & Ankle Specialists directly through the website. You can also schedule over the phone.