Heel pain can be something that suddenly hits after a hard, active day or a problem that has more slowly crept up on you over time yet more than overstayed its welcome.
Whatever the causes and circumstances around your heel pain are, we can help you find the best treatment options to get rid of it for good. Different heel pain needs will respond best to different forms of treatment, but we want to highlight an advanced option that can be effective both for recent injuries and causes of chronic pain.
Multiwave locked system (MLS) laser therapy has helped many heel pain patients achieve relief faster and more effectively – and all by stimulating the body’s natural healing responses. If your heel pain is based on a soft tissue injury, then an MLS laser might be considered as part of your treatment plan.
Just how can a laser improve the body’s ability to recover and relieve pain, though? Here are three powerful ways that MLS laser therapy works for our patients.
It Increases Cellular Metabolic Activity
What does that mean, exactly? It means that cells will do their jobs faster and more often – most notably, the jobs of repair and growth.
A big part of how MLS laser works is in its ability to cause a “disruption” at a site in need of improved healing. The light energy from the lasers can penetrate within the area at enough power and at specific wavelengths for the body to take note without causing any burning or additional damage.
The body takes this disruption as a sign that something is wrong and kicks into a “red alert mode” of sorts. Cells increase their activities, with priorities placed on repairing and replacing themselves.
This reaction can help accelerate ongoing recovery from a recent soft tissue injury such as a sprain or Achilles tendinitis, but it can also be effective in certain cases of chronic heel pain.
Sometimes, healing of an injury will gradually slow or stopover time, especially if there is another factor impeding that recovery such as consistent stress on the area. MLS laser therapy can help “restart” that healing process and start taking care of that source of pain once and for all. Of course, we need to ensure that the obstacles initially in the way of such recovery are properly addressed if we are to achieve the best results.