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Foot and Ankle Pain Treatment With Laser Therapy

An ankle sprain is one of the leading sports injuries that affect an individual’s daily activities. In this article, we will cover how laser therapy is a safe and highly effective foot and ankle pain treatment, to help you to get rid of chronic pains and get back to normal life. 

Lasers are widely accepted in the medical field as they have proven to be extremely useful for a broad range of disorders. Previous studies show that laser therapy works well for treating foot and ankle pain leading to relief without any surgical, invasive procedures or medication required. 

These lasers are not only effective in treating lower extremities and conditions like Achilles tendonitis or plantar fasciitis, but in addition to treating these conditions, it enhances the healing process and repairs the damaged tissues. 

Now, let’s have a look at how laser therapy works for the treatment of foot and ankle pain?

Laser therapy for ankle pain treatment – mode of action

During the session of laser therapy, a concentrated amount of light energy is calibrated over the tissues which penetrate the deeper layers of the tissues and reach the damaged cells. Once it reaches the injured tissues, the energy from the lasers stimulates the healing process of the body over the cellular levels. 

This results in enhanced cellular growth, increased cell production, enhanced DNA synthesis, increases cellular nutrition, offers accelerated rejuvenation and improved circulation throughout the lower extremities. It increases the supply of oxygen to the damaged tissues which result in enhanced recovery time.

Various studies show how laser therapy is valuable in treating ligaments, muscles, nerves, bursa, skin, cartilage, and tendons which are found in abundance within the lower extremities. 

The soft tissues around the ankle and foot are usually injured, leading to ankle inflammation and pain which can be easily treated by laser therapy. 

The specific wavelengths of BioFlex laser therapy help in triggering the anti-inflammatory process within the cells which aids in relieving pain. It also aids in reducing swelling within the affected area.

How laser therapy helps get rid of ankle pain fast

The beneficial effects of laser therapy leading to quickly improved ankle functioning include the following:

  • The cells absorb the photon energy by lasers which leads to immediate cellular growth with faster tissue repair in patients.
  • Laser therapy stimulates the lymphocytes and immunoglobulins which are essential for enhancing immune functions.
  •  The penetration of laser light results in the budding of new capillaries which improves vascular activity and speeds up the healing process. This results in the reduction of scar tissues with rapid closure of wounds and reduced chances of infection within the affected tissues.
  •  The penetration of lasers results in enhanced metabolic activity because the increased circulation offers increased oxygen supply, nutrients, and water which leads to efficient cellular working.

Here’s a case study of a patient at BioFlex Pakistan who suffered from ankle pain and inflammation, and underwent successful treatment with BioFlex’s low-level laser therapy.

Which painful conditions can be treated with BioFlex laser therapy?

There are many common conditions like arthritis, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, and foot ulcers which commonly result in pain in the feet and ankles – leading to restricted daily activities. These painful conditions can be easily treated with laser therapy.

Arthritis leading to ankle pain- laser therapy is the perfect choice to decelerate the process of arthritis that results in ankle pain. It aids in regenerating the worn cartilage and enhances the thickness of the cartilage which helps in relieving arthritic ankle pain. 

The use of laser therapy reduces the amount of swelling, increases the range of motion, and improves circulation towards the damaged tissues leading to improved mobility of the ankle joint.

Achilles tendonitis leading to ankle pain- this type of tendon injury might be acute or chronic which may affect the proper functioning of the ankle joint. 

Achilles tendonitis results in fibrosis around the ankle joint which causes pain and reduces mobility. Laser therapy reduces the number of inflammatory markers associated with this condition, leading to reduced pain, inflammation, and fibrosis.

Plantar fasciitis leads to ankle and foot pain- this painful condition affects the bottom side of the foot leading to painful sensation. It can be easily relieved with a combination of exercises, stretches, massage, and laser therapy. 

Different studies conclude that it relieves pain and reduces the thickness of the plantar fascia.

Foot ulcers leading to ankle pain- ulcers and wounds are the common sources of disability in individuals. 

Improper circulation due to ulcers results in ankle and foot pain. 

Diabetes and Atherosclerosis are also sources of ulcer formation. 

BioFlex laser therapy has been shown to improve circulation, enhance mobility and resolve the pain within a few sessions. This non-invasive procedure enhances the healing process and facilitates wound contraction.

Why choose BioFlex for ankle pain treatment?

To enjoy the beneficial effects of laser therapy, BioFlex is properly calibrated with predetermined wavelengths, pulses, dosages, and duration to treat the damaged tissues. This laser therapy is painless, non-invasive, and does not result in side effects. The average duration for each session is around 15-20 minutes with no restriction to perform the daily activities.

Home remedies for ankle pain and swelling 

Along with your treatment, you should follow some home remedies for ankle pain and swelling to feel better in no time. Here is a proven way to manage your ankle pain at home.

RICE is a proven protocol that you should follow at home. It consists of these steps: 

  • Rest. Take lots of rest and don’t move unnecessarily. 
  • Ice. Icing is a great way to reduce swelling. You should ice your ankle for 20 minutes after every 2,3 hours. 
  • Compression. Use compressors to reduce pain. You can buy one from a nearby pharmacy.  
  • Elevation. Elevate your foot to reduce pressure and enhance blood flow. 

Conclusion 

So choose BioFlex laser therapy for foot and ankle pain treatments. It is a non-invasive procedure that will improve your range of motion and allow you to carry on your daily activities. BioFlex laser therapy is the conservative treatment option that does not pose any major side effects when compared to other medications and surgical procedures.

Click here to know how BioFlex Pakistan is the best option for laser treatment across the country for treating foot and ankle pain and book your appointment now by filling in the booking form.

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