Laser Therapy

 

At Cutting Edge Podiatry we have recently introduced the new A.R.C Diode Fox Laser to our practice. This technology enables our podiatrists to treat lower limb pathologies in an efficient and effective way. Laser therapy has a great success rate, meaning our patients have speedier results with less risk of recurrence.  

What it is used for:

The Fox Laser can treat a variety of issues. At Cutting Edge Podiatry our podiatrists use it to treat lower limb pathologies such as:

  • Nail Fungus

  • Warts

  • Neuroma

  • Plantar Fasciitis

  • Achilles Tendonitis

How does it work?

The Fox Laser is used to treat specific target areas and works by altering the way cells and micro organisms function: 

Nail Fungus

Mycelium plays the role in increasing the area in which fungi can access nutrients. Infrared laser radiation is used to stop this function by isolating and attacking the fungi, in so reducing further spreading and reinfection.   

 It does this in 2 ways:

·     Photo inactivation – Damages the fungi’s cytoplasmatic membrane preventing spreading.

·     Heat – Damages the walls of the fungal colony causing the fungi and fungi spores to die.


Warts

Pulsed laser radiation is used to target blood vessels, which is the facilitator in sustaining a wart. By inhibiting the blood supply through full coagulation in the capillary chains, the wart will typically dry out. 

Laser treatment for warts is a superior choice as it has a low risk of recurrence and no scarring

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HPLT 

High Level Laser Therapy (HPLT) can help treat lower limb pathologies such as neuroma, plantar fasciitis and achilles tendonitis.

HPLT works in two ways:

1.  Photo-Chemical Action– The cell membrane and energy centre (the mitochondria) absord laser light and use it to produce and store cellular energy. This in turn helps the cells to increase DNA production and improve overall cellular health and energy reserves. This increase has been shown to help with the following:

  • Reduce pain and inflammation

  • Stimulate nerve regeneration

  • Relax muscles

  • Stimulate immune system response

     

2.  Role of Chromophores – chromophores are the cellular components that absorb light. When chromophores are excited by light they increase production of cellular energy units ATP. This result in:

  •  Increased cellular energy levels

  • Pain relief

  • Improved cellular healing

Does it Hurt?

Every individual is unique however laser therapy is often painless. The laser starts at a low level and gradually is increased. In 1-2 minutes, painful areas become reasonably easy to endure through desensitisation. Most patients have an awareness of the laser and describe the sensation as warm or a slight snapping of a rubber band on the skin but not pain.

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Book an appointment with one of our laser therapy podiatrist now by calling us on 9875 3065 or visit our online booking portal below