How quickly can laser therapy reduce my pain?

Laser therapyWhen considering laser therapy for pain, so much depends on the underlying condition that is causing your discomfort. Low level light therapy (LLLT) is a painless treatment that aims certain wavelengths of light at damaged tissue to help stimulate healing at the cellular level. It is particularly useful in helping to form new capillaries and reducing fluid buildup. This means less inflammation and swelling—two issues that often cause pain.

Each session may only take a few minutes, and some people feel a measure of relief after just one treatment. As a rule of thumb, you should begin to experience some measure of relief after three or four sessions.

Acute problems may respond better to daily treatment, while chronic conditions like arthritis pain may do better with a session every few days over a longer period. However, a condition like a painful foot ulcer may require many treatments before the slow-healing sore gets better and pain subsides.

Dr. Robert has been at the forefront of this revolutionary therapy in the Houston area for some years now, so call Parker Foot & Ankle at (281) 497-2850, or schedule online, and find the answer for your foot pain. 

Robert G. Parker
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Dr. Parker is a podiatrist and surgeon in Houston, TX who has been helping patients for more than 40 years.