Multiwave Locked System® (MLS) laser therapy provides a safe, noninvasive treatment for foot strains, ankle sprains, and other soft tissue injuries. At Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists of Arizona in Chandler, Arizona, podiatrists and board-certified foot and ankle surgeons Alex Stewart, DPM, Antonius Su, DPM, and their team use MLS laser therapy to treat various foot and ankle problems. The procedure is painless and, for many, provides instant results. Call Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists of Arizona today to schedule MLS laser therapy, or book your appointment online.
Multiwave Locked System (MLS) laser therapy and shockwave therapy are minimally invasive treatments for musculoskeletal pain, including foot and ankle pain, but they’re different.
MLS laser therapy uses targeted light energy to activate healing at the cellular level. Several wavelengths of concentrated light penetrate your skin and increase blood flow to the treatment site, reducing pain and inflammation and spurring the production of new healthy cells and tissue.
Instead of light energy, shockwave therapy involves acoustic shockwaves that irritate specific bones or soft tissues. The irritation activates your body’s healing process, reducing pain while promoting recovery.
The Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists of Arizona team uses MLS laser therapy to treat various foot and ankle problems, including:
MLS laser therapy also treats sports injuries, including muscle strains, repetitive movement injuries, and bursitis.
MLS laser therapy is unique in that it uses a patented combination of light wavelengths to provide instant pain relief. These wavelengths work together, like a symphony, to deeply penetrate your skin and provide optimal results.
Specifically, the wavelengths activate strong anti-inflammatory responses in your cells and tissues to reduce pain and swelling and assist with healing.
MLS laser therapy is an outpatient procedure that takes 20-30 minutes on average.
As you sit or lie down on an exam table, your Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists of Arizona provider moves a wandlike device over the injured part of your foot or ankle. The device emits several wavelengths of light energy that penetrate your skin to activate healing.
The Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists of Arizona team usually recommends 7-10 MLS laser therapy treatments to achieve the best results. Some people experience pain relief after the first session; for others, it takes more.*
Call Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists of Arizona today to schedule MLS laser therapy or book your appointment online.
*Results may vary.