What Conditions Does MLS Laser Therapy Treat?

At Annapolis Foot & Ankle Center, we rely on this technology to help heal numerous soft tissue injuries such as: 

  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Injuries to the Achilles tendon
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Neuromas
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Sports injuries
  • Hematomas
  • Gout
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Stiffness and swelling after surgery
  • Wounds from playing sports
  • Chronic foot pain

Additionally, some foot conditions resulting from diabetes, such as foot ulcers, respond well to MLS laser therapy, helping you avoid more serious medical concerns.

When MLS Laser Therapy Isn’t Advised

As with any other medical intervention, MLS therapy isn’t for everyone. A contraindication is a specific situation in which a procedure or medication shouldn’t be used because it might be harmful. So we might not recommend this approach if the following contraindications apply. 

  • The tissue is known or suspected to be cancerous.
  • You had a recent steroid injection in your foot.
  • You take anticoagulant medications to help with blood clotting.
  • You’re on a medication that increases your sensitivity to sunlight.
  • You’re pregnant
  • You tested positive for HIV.

If you’re not a good candidate for laser therapy, we’ll help you identify other ways to manage your foot and ankle-related medical concerns. Our clinics have been offering personalized care to patients in and around Annapolis for 30 years, so you can trust that we know how to help.

Stopping MLS Laser Therapy

Generally, our patients find laser therapy helpful, and they want to continue until their issue is entirely resolved. However, for people who decide to stop laser therapy before they’ve reaped the full benefits of treatment, there’s no worsening of symptoms from ending earlier than planned. You can choose to stop laser therapy treatments at any time.

How the Health Professionals at Annapolis Foot & Ankle Center Support Faster Recovery Without Medications

Due to our persistence in staying abreast of the latest developments, we frequently receive referrals from providers at Anne Arundel Medical Center and have been featured as Top Docs in What’s Up? Annapolis magazine. 

Our board-certified skilled podiatry professionals offer a wide range of evidence-based treatment options to help our patients manage their conditions. If you’re wondering if MLS laser therapy is right for you, our foot doctors in Annapolis, Stevensville, and Glen Burnie are happy to schedule a time to thoroughly examine your feet, obtain a comprehensive medical and treatment history, and discuss various treatment options available to help you. If MLS laser therapy seems like it could be a good fit, we’ll discuss a more specific recommended course of treatment to give you an idea of how many sessions we expect you to need and the overall duration required for completion.  

Should you have questions or concerns following your appointment, our doctors provide you with their cell phone numbers so you always have a way to reach us. We want you to have the utmost confidence in your care and our dedication to your health.

Eric Harmelin, DPM
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Experienced Amputation Prevention Specialist and Podiatrist in Annapolis, Stevensville, and Glen Burnie, MD.