Laser Therapy For Feet in Reading
If you are experiencing ongoing foot pain, laser foot therapy could be an effective solution for you.
Our clinic is the first in the UK to offer K-Laser Therapy.
Regardless of the condition that may be causing your discomfort, we can consider using laser foot therapy as a means to treat it. High intensity laser therapy can be an excellent way to manage chronic pain and work to reduce pain going forward. Laser therapy can help to reduce ankle and joint pain as well as foot pain.
Laser therapy can stimulate quick cell growth and tissue repair which leads to a much faster healing process. Using laser therapy on open wounds can also work at speeding up the healing process while ensuring a person experiences less discomfort.
K-Laser therapy uses selected wavelengths of light to stimulate key molecules in human tissues. Decades of medical research have identified the wavelengths, energy levels and frequencies that positively stimulate cellular metabolism, accelerating and enhancing the body’s own healing and reparative abilities.
About Laser Therapy
There are no known side effects of high intensity laser therapy. Laser therapy can be used on its own or can be used with prescribed medication. It often leads to less scarring and discomfort with a shorter recovery time.
The procedure is extremely fast and very convenient to fit into your schedule. Treatments are pain free because it’s less invasive than other treatments. It is usually described as a warming sensation. Treatment sessions can be added onto the end of a routine podiatry treatment or if needed can be booked separately.
For acute conditions you could require initial daily sessions for a few weeks. For more chronic conditions treating 2 to 3 times a week may require 10 to 15 or more treatments.
One of the most effective treatments that high intensity laser therapy can provide is related to heel pain. As heel pain is commonly cited as one of the largest cause for complaint relating to foot symptoms, introducing laser therapy can be an excellent way to manage pain.
Laser therapy can work at penetrating into the heel pain that is caused by plantar fasciitis. It can also be widely effective for managing tendonitis, joint inflammation, diabetic neuropathy, sprains and more. High intensity laser therapy penetrates into areas commonly affected to remove discomfort, pain and inflammation.
How does KLaser therapy work? Click to view the images full size.
If you are interested in taking on this revolutionary new treatment option, contact our staff today to schedule your first appointment. We make sure that you experience fast and convenient laser therapy in Reading. Every 6th treatment of laser therapy is half price and every 12th treatment is free of charge.
Michael Rooks is a leading podiatrist in Reading and the surrounding areas. Call 0118 939 1361 or send an enquiry to schedule an appointment.
6 Common Foot Problems that Laser Therapy can Treat
Any small problem that affects your feet or ankles can quickly become a huge inconvenience in your life, walking as a form of travel is truly taken for granted when there is nothing affecting your ability to comfortably walk. Luckily there are many treatments for a wide variety of foot related aches and pains, today we are going to focus on a technology called K-laser therapy, developed in Italy, it is the only researched backed High Intensity laser on the market. Hopefully by the end of this article you will have a clearer understanding of a few common foot problems and how they affect you if left untreated, and also how K-laser therapy could help treat these problems.
Imagine a machine with two load bearing screws slowly being worn away, if these screws continue getting worn down eventually it’s going to cause more strain on the other parts of the machine that are trying to accommodate this, well that machine is your body and those screws are your feet. It cannot be stressed enough how important foot health is to the overall health of your body, and considering how often we all neglect our feet it’s important to understand the implications of ignoring your foot ailments.
K-Laser therapy essentially works by selected wavelengths of light energy that stimulate the area of the body at the point of injury. The light energy penetrates deep into the musculoskeletal tissue resulting in accelerated cell metabolism by increased blood flow, providing nutrient absorption, cell division and excretion of waste products. this means recovery time is reduced, due to skin, tendons, ligaments and muscles repairing faster, meaning you can go about your daily life without being drained due to your injury.
Plantar Fasciitis laser treatment
A common cause of heel pain Plantar Fasciitis occurs when the band of tissue that runs from the heel of your foot to the base of the ball of foot becomes inflamed. Often causing a sharp pain when you first get up and gradually getting worse the longer you stand or walk Plantar Fasciitis is often seen in runners, people suffering with obesity and also people who need better support from shoes i.e people with weak arches, or people with flat feet.
When left untreated Plantar Fasciitis potentially can cause a variety of much more serious problems, it can make you walk differently for short/ longer periods everyday because of foot pain eventually your gait (how you walk) may change temporarily due to an unnatural posture. This may affect your ankles, knees and hips, eventually causing other body aches and pains.
Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis with K-Laser technology works because the swelling in the plantar fascia tissue that causes this problem can be effectively reduced with K laser , laser therapy also helps reduce pain allowing you to have better pain management of your problem, and reduce recovery time in the process.
Achilles Tendonitis laser therapy in Reading
Caused by overuse, Achilles Tendonitis is when the Achilles tendon and possibly the surrounding muscles has extra strain put on it causing pain between the back of the ankles and the lower calf. Most commonly seen in runners or in people who occasionally do strenuous exercise and don’t properly warm up their muscles beforehand, Achilles Tendonitis can be very painful and normally requires bed rest to heal. If gone untreated Achilles Tendonitis can lead to further tears in the tendons, tissues and muscles around the area leading to a rupture which will require surgery to fix, possibly taking weeks/months to heal.
Achilles Tendonitis doesn’t always cause severe pain immediately and can begin as a dull ache, but gets worse with exercise especially activity’s that move your ankles such as climbing stairs. So if you think you may be experiencing issues with your Achilles it’s always a good idea to see a professional before it gets worse.
Similar to previously mentioned K-Laser therapy helps with Achilles Tendonitis as it speeds the healing process, helps with pain management and allows your body possibly with other treatment modalities to heal faster. If you have already had to have surgery for a torn Achilles tendon, laser therapy can still be really beneficial to you, to speed your recovery from the surgery, laser therapy can also help reduce scarring, bringing more flexibility over and around the scar during recovery.
Metatarsalgia laser therapy in Reading
Generally it’s not a very serious issue, if left untreated however it will just worsen and worsen until walking is extremely painful. Metatarsalgia affects the ball of your foot, causing it to become swollen and inflamed. Pain from Metatarsalgia worsens as you walk run or generally flex your feet. Feeling like a sharp burning pain or akin to having a pebble stuck in your shoe metatarsalgia can be debilitating if no action is taken.
Many different things cause metatarsalgia, such as intense exercise done without supportive shoes or activity completed with a poor stance, obesity which causes your feet to carry more weight putting pressure on your feet, as well as different natural foot shapes not being supported by the correct shoe types, and wearing high heels for long periods of time.
K-Laser therapy can help with Metatarsalgia as it is an effective pain reliever, improves local nerve function and so encouraging the body’s own reparative ability to heal the stressed foot. Combined with a correct change in footwear, weight loss, posture may be improved while rehabilitating.
Mortons Neuroma laser therapy in Reading
Mortons Neuroma is when grisly tissue forms gradually over many years usually between the 3rd and 4th toes, though sometimes other metatarsals may be affected also or instead. As it grows it presses on nerve tissue then becomes damaged, inflamed or particularly strained in any way. Generally causing a sharp hot stabbing pain, or the feeling of a sharp stone stuck in your shoe. As with most foot problems the symptoms will worsen, especially if you continuously wear shoes that don’t fit (narrow fitting) and support your feet, or if you wear high heels often.
Mortons Neuroma in its early stages is relatively harmless, but if left untreated the symptoms will worsen until, like many other foot injuries, the pain is too much to walk on or continue your daily activities. It can cause a numbness or tingling in the foot due to the pressure on the local nerve supply, which normally means your nerves are not getting enough blood flow, which can be very uncomfortable to the long term health of your feet. If you have diabetes it is even more important to be seen as soon as symptoms occur.
K-Laser therapy helps with Mortons Neuroma as it helps reduce the swelling/ inflammation around the nerves, thus improving local nerve function , helping with pain management and healing. Combined with the correct shoes/ trainers, gentle exercise for your feet it can help immensely.
Osteoarthritis laser therapy in Reading
The most common form of arthritis, a joint problem caused by the wearing down of cartilage between bones, Osteoarthritis specifically causes pain to your hands, knees, hips and spine. As anyone who’s suffered with arthritis knows, it can be a very painful and debilitating issue. Although non reversible (unfortunately arthritis is often a symptom of old age). Osteoarthritis can be managed, the pain can be combated in many ways such as a change of diet, exercise and using different treatments for pain.
K-Laser is a particularly good pain management treatment for Arthritis as it doesn’t have to be done every day, it changes on a case by case basis as to how often your body needs the Laser therapy. It is a non – invasive, gentle, treatment and doesn’t involve any chemicals altering your body’s natural system. K-Laser Therapy will also help with other issues such as muscle or nerve pain at the same time as helping with your arthritis.
Swollen ankles laser therapy in Reading
Swollen ankles can be caused by a huge variety of issues ranging from a sports injury to pregnancy and a change in medication. While generally a symptom of something else swollen feet and ankles can be very uncomfortable . It makes walking any distance potentially painful, and long term standing can be near impossible if the swollen ankles are causing you pain. Home remedies like elevating the area and applying ice can work for a short period in helping with pain management, but for long term relief K-Laser therapy is an extremely good option.
Similarly to arthritis the benefits of Laser therapy for swollen ankles is that it’s a non -invasive treatment, and with a treatment plan using K-laser initially on a regular basis (2- 3 times a week)the effects may last for quite some time, it may also help heal any related issue in that area. Another huge benefit to treating swollen ankles with K-Laser therapy is that if your swollen ankles are caused by an injury such as a twisted ankle it will help alleviate symptoms quicker and more efficiently.
Laser foot therapy in Reading
Now that you know a bit more about the most common foot and ankle injuries and a bit more about how K-Laser can help, not only with pain management but healing times will be reduced as well, you can go back to the activity you love, knowing you are in capable hands.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us here at Michael Rooks for a friendly professional and effective treatment for your leg, foot or ankle pain. Michael Rooks is a leading podiatrist in Reading and the surrounding areas. Call 0118 939 1361 or send an enquiry to schedule an appointment.