Using Laser for Plantar Fasciitis Treatment
For those who have suffered plantar fasciitis, some will agree that the pain can be debilitating. There are more than 3 million cases of chronic heel pain or plantar fasciitis diagnosed in the U.S. each year. Treatments for this pain usually include physical therapy, shoe inserts, steroid injections, or surgery. These treatments are often not effective long term.
In recent years, low-level laser therapy has demonstrated positive results for the treatment of acute and chronic pain, including plantar fasciitis. Erchonia is the first and only low-level laser to receive FDA market clearance for the relief of chronic heel pain related to plantar fasciitis.
Is Laser Therapy Painful?
The Erchonia laser uses innovative low-level laser technology for the treatment of plantar fasciitis heel pain. It’s designed to reduce inflammation and pain by stimulating the foot’s muscles, ligaments, and nerves. The body absorbs the light energy, which encourages the cell’s mitochondria to produce more ATP. ATP is a molecule found in the mitochondria that produces the energy needed for a cell to function. Very simply, it promotes natural healing within the cell. Because the laser merely stimulates the cells to promote healing naturally, the Erchonia provides heel pain relief with no adverse side effects or pain.
Unlike traditional lasers, the Erchonia name brand uses cold laser technology. This allows patients to enjoy the benefits of pain and inflammation reduction without the side effects associated with traditional lasers and surgery. Users remain awake throughout the entire laser treatment. They experience no burning, scarring or down-time, which allows them to get on with the rest of their day as soon as the session is over.
Schedule a complimentary consultation at drburdorf.com or 480-951-5006 to learn about plantar fasciitis treatment options.
Treating the root cause of your condition, not just your symptoms, is the fastest way to recovery and is the best way to obtain optimal health and wellness.