THE ACTIVE FOOT STORE AND SPA
IS THE ONLY LOCATION IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY TO OFFER THE MOST ADVANCED SHOCK WAVE THERAPY FOR HEEL PAIN, ADMINISTERED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF OUR MEDICAL DIRECTOR.
Let me explain how (for the detail-oriented there are several articles you can download at the bottom of this article). Laser therapy aims to photo-biostimulate chemically damaged cells via specific wavelengths of light (photobiomodulation). When cells are chemically damaged they stimulate the pain cycle. Laser excites the kinetic energy within cells by transmitting healing stimuli known as photons. The skin absorbs these photons via a photo-chemical effect (similar to how sunshine promotes a chemical reacion in the skin leading to tanning, not photo-thermal; therefore it does not cause heat damage to the tissues. Once photons reach the cells of the body, they promote a cascade of cellular activities.
Laser therapy light can ignite the production of enzymes, stimulate mitochondria, increase vasodilation and lymphatic drainage, ATP synthesis, and elevate collagen formation substances to prevent the formation of scar tissues. This is a critical step in reducing long term disabling chronic myofascial pain syndromes. Other formative cells are also positively influenced and immune enhancing effects are increased in the number of macrophages. Simply stated, patients get out of pain faster and heal at the same time.
Over 50% of Americans will suffer from foot pain at some point in their lifetime. In fact, about 20% of the patients seen in office with the Active Foot Store suffer from some type of heel pain. Heel pain is most often caused by plantar fasciitis, a condition that is sometimes also called heel spur syndrome. However, heel pain may also be due to other causes, such as a stress fracture, arthritis, tendonitis, nerve irritation, or, rarely, a cyst.
The MLS Laser is capable of delivering over 100 times more healing energy than the most powerful devices of the previous generation (Class III – ‘Cold Lasers’ – LLLT – Low Level Laser Therapy). More power means shorter treatment times, less therapy needed and immediate pain relief. The Cutting Edge MLS Laser floods the tissues with photons, energizing the damaged cells and increasing circulation to the painful area. This increases the body’s production of ATP (Adenosine-triphosphate), expediting the healing process to reduce inflammation and repair damaged tissue.
The M6 Laser Therapy is being used by podiatrists, pain management specialists, chiropractors, and other doctors.
Laser Therapy has proven to be effective on a wide range of ailments such as:
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