Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT), also known as Cold Laser therapy, is the application of red and near infrared light wave over injuries to improve soft tissue healing. It is commonly used to treat a range of persistent conditions of the lower limb that can be difficult to treat. These include all types of joint and muscle pains, sprains and strains, and arthritis. This treatment has no side effects, as the Lasers used are not sufficiently strong to damage cells. LLLT uses light energy to stimulate cells, helping them to function optimally, which in turn encourages the healing process.
Combining LLLT with soft tissue or joint manipulation has been demonstrated to be the most effective way of treating most musculoskeletal problems.
At Good Foot Podiatry, Dr Gaza will perform an assessment, and if appropriate, offers combined LLLT and soft tissue manipulation using advanced devices.
Examples of conditions treated using LLLT for podiatry cases:
- Nerve pain in the lower limbs
- Tendinopathies – Patella, Peroneal, Achilles
- Arthritic/osteoarthritis, Gout pain and joint pain in Knee, Ankle and Foot
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Neuralgia/Neuropathic pruritic: itchiness triggered by nerves. Feels deep, like is under the skin.
- Muscle sprains and strains (Acute and Chronic)
- Mortons Neuroma
- Post operative pain and swelling