K-Laser Therapy Questions and Answers
Looking for a treatment for pain relief ? Look no further as Hicksville Podiatry offers K-laser treatment that helps with the natural healing processes of your body. For more information call us or request an appointment online. We have 2 convenient locations to serve you in Hicksville NY, and West Hempstead NY.
Are you suffering from foot or ankle pain?
When your feet hurt, everything hurts.
We now offer drug-free, surgery-free, pain-free option for foot and ankle pain
Everyone’s pain is different. Dr. Bhela of Hicksville Podiatry will diagnose and treat your unique pain – whether it’s in the heel, arches, ball of your foot and/or toes – getting you back to your daily routine with comfort and ease!
Class IV laser therapy is one of the most safe and effective ways to treat various conditions that cause foot and ankle pain!
At Hicksville Podiatry, we’re always looking for the latest, evidence-based and FDA-approved technology and techniques to serve you better and heal your foot pain faster. And now, we have another great alternative treatment option we can offer our patients: K-Laser. This class IV therapeutic laser has really changed the way we can treat painful inflammatory conditions, especially for athletes and active individuals. If you want to get back to full recovery as quickly as possible, or finally overcome a chronic pain that just doesn’t seem to get better, K-Laser therapy may be right for you.
What is Laser Therapy?
Class IV laser therapy deliver specific red and near-infrared wavelengths of laser light to induce a therapeutic effect within the body. These include increased circulation, decreased swelling, reduction of pain and enhanced tissue repair. Laser therapy has been used in Europe since the 1970s and was cleared by the United States Food and Drug Administration in 2002. K-Laser USA has become the preferred choice for thousands of practitioners worldwide.
Numerous Studies show that Laser Therapy can help with:
- Ankle Sprain
- Tendinopathies including Achilles tendonitis, Posterior tendonitis and Peroneal tendonitis
- Heel Spur Pain
- Ligament Sprains
- Morton’s Neuroma
- Repetitive Stress Injuries
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Diabetic Neuropathy
- Diabetic Foot Ulcers
- Sports Injuries
- Post-operative pain
Laser therapy can relieve pain, reduce swelling and increase range of motion.
Benefits of Laser Therapy
Class IV laser therapy is proven to biostimulate tissue repair and growth. The Platinum Series therapy lasers by K-Laser USA accelerate the healing process by decreasing inflammation, pain, and scar tissue formation. In the management of chronic and acute pain, Class IV laser therapy can provide dramatic results.
The painless application of laser energy promotes increased circulation by drawing oxygen and nutrients to the affected area. This creates an optimal healing environment reducing inflammation, swelling, muscle spasm, stiffness and pain. As the injured area returns to normal, pain is relieved, and function is restored.
During treatment, infrared laser light interacts with tissues at the cellular level. Increased metabolic activity within the cell stimulates the transport of nutrients across the cell membrane initiating increased production of cellular energy (ATP). This leads to a cascade of beneficial events promoting the acceleration of the healing process and reduced pain.
Frequently Asked Questions
How often should a patient be treated? Acute conditions may be treated daily, particularly if they are accompanied by significant pain. More chronic problems respond better when treatments are received 2 to 3 times a week, tapering to once a week or once every other week, with improvement.
How many treatments does it take? This depends on the nature of the condition being treated. For some acute conditions 4 to 6 treatments may be sufficient. Those of a more chronic nature may require 6 to 12 (or more) treatments. Conditions such as severe arthritis may require ongoing periodic care to control pain.
How long before the results are felt? You may feel improvement in your condition (usually pain reduction) after the very first treatment. Sometimes you will not feel improvement for a number of treatments. This does not mean that the condition is not improving. Each treatment is cumulative, and results are often felt after 3 or 4 sessions.
Can it be used in conjunction with other forms of treatment? Yes. Laser Therapy is often used with other forms of treatment, including physical therapy, chiropractic, massage, soft tissue mobilization, electrotherapy and even following surgery. Other healing modalities are complementary and can be used with laser to increase the effectiveness of the treatment.
Does it hurt? What does a treatment feel like? There is little or no sensation during treatment. Occasionally one feels a mild, soothing warmth or tingling. Areas of pain or inflammation may be sensitive briefly before pain reduction.
Are there any side effects or associated risks? During more than twenty years of use by healthcare providers all over the world, very few side effects have ever been reported. Occasionally some old injuries or pain syndromes may feel aggravated for a few days, as the healing response is more active after treatment.
How long does each treatment take? The typical treatment is 4 to 8 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated.
Has effectiveness been demonstrated scientifically? Yes. There are thousands of published studies demonstrating the clinical effectiveness of Laser Therapy. Among these, there are more than one hundred rigorously controlled, scientific studies that document the effectiveness of laser for many clinical conditions. We serve patients from Hicksville NY, Bethpage NY, Levittown NY, Westbury NY, Plainview NY, Farmingdale NY, Jericho NY, Syosset NY, Brookville NY, Muttontown NY, Upper Brookville NY, Greenvale NY, West Hempstead NY, Swedetown Village NY, North Wantagh NY, Garden City NY, East Hills NY, Franklin Square NY, Lakeville Estates NY, Queens Village NY, Alden Manor NY, North Merrick NY, East Meadow NY, and surrounding areas.