Shedding Light on Laser Therapy

People like to have options. What if there was only one flavor of ice cream (and you just happened to not like it)? Imagine if we all had to wear the same type of jeans—one size does not fit all! Let’s face it, options are good, especially when it comes to medical treatments. At Alpine Foot & Ankle Clinic, we understand that not every treatment is right for everyone, so we are pleased to offer a variety of methods, including our cutting-edge DIOWAVE Laser therapy.

Pain Relief. Tissue Repair.

The latest in state-of-the-art technology, our DIOWAVE Deep Treatment Laser Therapy (DDPLT) can accelerate healing as well as manage pain caused by a number of foot and ankle problems. It is a safe, non-invasive, and effective treatment for everything from neuropathy and Achilles tendinitis to fractures and fungal nails. Here’s how it works: A concentrated beam of light penetrates deep into the injured area, promoting healing by stimulating cells and prompting the regeneration and repair of damaged tissues.

This wavelength of light energy doesn’t just mask symptoms, it encourages your body’s natural healing process, improves blood flow (a key element in healing), and reduces inflammation as well as pain. Besides these therapeutic thermal effects, DIOWAVE laser therapy has also been shown to produce non-thermal photochemical reactions that aid in the healing process as well.

With laser therapy, there are less side effects and risks than other forms of treatment, too, including medications and surgery. Often faster results are achieved and are sometimes noticeable even after just one or two treatments, depending on the severity and location of the injury.

Conditions that Can Benefit

Laser therapy can be used to encourage nerve growth and repair, decreasing and even eliminating symptoms of neuromas, tarsal tunnel syndrome, and neuropathy. It also helps with conditions like arthritis and capsulitis, reducing inflammation in the joints and thus easing pain. Soft tissue injuries like plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendon problems, sprains, and strains can all benefit from DDPLT as well. Slow-healing wounds often associated with diabetes can be encouraged to heal and the laser even penetrates deep enough to benefit issues involving bones, like fractures and spurs. Perhaps the most common use of laser therapy, though, is for the treatment of fungal nails. Fungal infections are notorious for being difficult to get rid of, but the DIOWAVE laser quickly destroys the infection at its source, without damaging any of the surrounding tissue. Your nails will return to their natural luster in no time!

Is Laser Therapy Right for You?

If you are experiencing foot pain or struggling with toenail fungus, come see the experts at Alpine Foot & Ankle Clinic. Dr. Gregg Neibauer is here for all of your foot care needs and is happy to answer any questions you may have. We will diagnose your problem and help to determine the best treatment option for you. For an appointment, just give us a call at (406) 721-4007 or visit our office located at 1845 Bancroft Street in Missoula, MT.

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