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Laser Foot Surgery
Laser Foot Surgery: A new and better way for foot care
What is a laser?
A laser is a device which generates an intense, finely focused beam of light, known as a beam. This laser beam permits surgery to be performed more safely and conveniently for patients. This laser turns the water in the cells to steam, called vaporization. There is no burning.
What foot conditions can be treated with Cold LASERs?
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Joint Pain of the ankle, midfoot, balls of feet and toes
- Plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, arch pain
- Tendonitis including Achilles tendonitis
- Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Strains and sprains
The result is much less tissue injury and swelling after surgery, which, in turn, results in less pain and discomfort. There is faster recovery, with better healing for the patient and the chances of infection are decreased. There is also a cosmetic advantage because there is usually no scar formation after laser surgery. With the laser, it is frequently possible to complete treatment in one visit, while with other techniques, many visits or even hospitalization may be required.
Is Cold LASER Therapy painful?
No. Cold Lasers do not generate perceivable heat. Therefore, when the laser contacts the skin the patient experiences no warmth or burning as a result of the laser. Most people feel nothing at all while a few may feel a slight tingling during the treatment.
Is Cold LASER therapy safe and are there any side effects?
Cold LASER Therapy has been successfully used around the world for over 30 years, with no reported long-term side effects. In all this time there have been no recorded long-term adverse effects from its use. It is considered to be non-invasive, painless and safe.
What should patients expect with treatment?
Depending on your specific foot condition and duration of pain, 6 to 15 sessions may be required. Treatments can be performed daily or several times per week. Protective goggles must be worn during treatments. Two types of laser probes are used, one for penetration of the tissues close to the skin and one for deeper penetration of tissues. Our next generation cold laser unit consists of five cold lasers in one wand, all operating at the same time which cuts treatment time down to about 3 to 5 minutes.
Laser Foot Surgery Specialist : State of The Art Laser Foot Surgery
Dr. Ahmadi specializes in reconstructive surgical and non-surgical care for children and adults as well as a wide variety of foot and ankle diseases and disorders. He places emphasis on educating patients about the function and dynamics of the foot and ankle in order to prevent future problems. The foot and ankle are critically important to the health of the entire body. Dr. Ahmadi strives to help his patients understand these connections and develop useful ways to maintain a healthy functioning of the foot and ankle in relation to movement and posture. Positive results may significantly affect the issues of knee, hip, spinal function, vascular circulation, lung and heart function and emotional well being.