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How Does Laser Therapy Work for Ankle Pain?

You must have seen various patients around you who suffered from twisted ankles or ankle pain while playing basketball, football or other activities. An ankle sprain is one of the leading sports injuries that affect an individual’s daily activities. To treat ankle pain and get back to your daily activities, you need the help of laser therapy. Lasers are widely accepted in the medical field as they have proven to be extremely useful for a broad range of disorders. Laser therapy works well for treating foot and ankle pain leading to magical relief without any surgical or invasive procedure.

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 ankle pain?

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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 reaches 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, enhances the 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.

Different 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 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.


The beneficial effects of laser therapy leading to 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.
  •         The laser therapy stimulates the lymphocytes and immunoglobulins which are essential for enhancing the 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.


There are many common conditions like arthritis, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis and foot ulcers which commonly result in ankle pain 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 LEADING TO ANKLE AND FOOT PAIN: this painful condition affects the bottom side of the foot leading to painful sensation. It can easily relieve 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. The improper circulation due to ulcers results in ankle and foot pain. Diabetes and Atherosclerosis are also the source of ulcer formation. BioFlex laser therapy has shown to improve circulation, enhance mobility and resolve the pain with few sessions. This non-invasive procedure enhances the healing process and facilitates wound contraction.


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.

Along with the BioFlex laser therapy, patients suffering from ankle pain are treated with insole orthopedic devices, medications, lifestyle education, and physical therapy and in severe cases, surgery is advised. Your feet and ankles are the sources of performing daily activities which means if you are suffering from painful sensation, it is restricting you to perform your work.

Laser therapy is an effective means of treating ankle and foot pain. So choose BioFlex laser therapy for reducing the painful symptoms caused by soft tissue injury. It is a non-invasive procedure that will improve your range of motion and allow you to carry on the daily activities. BioFlex laser therapy is the conservative treatment option which does not pose any major side effects when compared to other medications and surgical procedures.

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