A broken foot is not the ideal situation for a professional football player, especially if they are playing in the Super Bowl. Jared Allen of the North Carolina Panthers, who suffered a broken foot, would have had to sit out the biggest game of his career if not for laser foot surgery. Allen called laser foot surgery “the biggest game-changer I’ve ever seen” and gave the procedure rave reviews in an interview with Fox Sports. With help from your Moorsetown, NJ podiatrist, you too can get back on your feet and back to your important events with laser foot surgery.
What is laser foot surgery?
Lasers help stimulate the regeneration of bone, cartilage, nerves, muscles and cells. Laser therapy reduces swelling and pain, increases blood flow and speeds up the healing process, getting you on your feet faster than ever. Laser therapy can even replace traditional surgery in some cases. Many patients report that their broken bones treated with laser therapy heal in about half the time. Patients also often notice the effects of laser therapy immediately after the procedure.
How does the procedure work?
The procedure is non-invasive and does not require anesthesia. Your Moorsetown podiatrist aims a machine with an attached laser at the affected area. The wavelengths the laser produce promote healing by stimulating regeneration of cells and increasing blood flow. Laser therapy is painless and garners results immediately after treatment. This makes it a favorite for athletes and other patients who need to get back on their feet as soon as possible.
What else can laser therapy treat?
In addition to speeding up the healing time of broken bones, laser treatment can help the following conditions:
- inflammation from arthritis or injury
- carpal tunnel syndrome
- injured muscles, tendons or ligaments
- plantar fasciitis
- chronic or acute pain
- chronic or acute injuries
For more information on laser foot surgery, please contact your podiatrist at Ambulatory Foot and Ankle Associates in Moorestown, NJ. Call (856) 234-5180 to schedule your appointment today!