Your feet are equipped with all the tools you need to bear weight and move easily. One of the most important structures is the plantar fascia, a tough band of connective tissue that connects your heel bone to the base of your toes. It also provides support for the arches in your feet. Without the plantar fascia, it would be nearly impossible to run, jump, or get from point A to point B. And that’s what happens when you suffer from plantar fasciitis.
Nearly 1 in 10 people get plantar fasciitis — a painful condition caused by microtears in your plantar fascia.
Our team of experts at Bay Breeze Foot & Ankle Specialists, led by Dr. Maurice Aiken knows how debilitating plantar fasciitis can be, so we offer the most effective treatments to help you find relief.
Here’s a closer look at cold laser therapy, one of our advanced solutions to plantar fasciitis pain.
An overview of cold laser therapy
Cold laser therapy is a revolutionary treatment that harnesses the power of laser energy to treat various pain conditions, including plantar fasciitis. During the procedure, we administer different wavelengths of low-level light directly to your damaged plantar fascia.
Your body absorbs the light, which causes a reaction in your damaged cells that stimulates healing and regeneration. The technique is called “cold” laser therapy because the light levels are so low they don’t heat your body’s tissue.
This advanced technology offers a wide range of health and wellness benefits, including the following.
1. Pain relief without medication
Plantar fasciitis can be incredibly painful, and it may be tempting to turn to pain medication to cope. But relying on painkillers can quickly evolve into an addiction. Also, treating your pain that way never truly addresses what’s causing your symptoms, which leaves you stuck in a never-ending cycle of medication and pain.
Cold laser therapy offers a different path to pain relief — focusing on kickstarting your body's natural healing process rather than masking pain.
2. It’s noninvasive
Cold laser therapy doesn’t involve needles, require incisions, or call for anesthesia. Other than feeling the laser device touching the surface of your skin, the procedure is painless and noninvasive. There’s no sound and no sensations of vibration or heat, either. Bonus: Each treatment only takes a few minutes.
3. It offers quick relief
Plantar fasciitis is notorious for causing pain that interrupts your daily life. Fortunately, with cold laser therapy, you can find relief in just a few weeks. And because this treatment speeds up your body’s natural healing process, your pain relief is quick and lasting.
Interested in cold laser therapy? We’d love to talk with you and see if you’re a candidate. Call or click to schedule an appointment at our Dunedin, Florida, office today.