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Comparing MLS Laser Therapy to Traditional Treatments for Arthritic Pain

MLS laser therapy for arthritic pain

Comparing MLS Laser Therapy to Traditional Treatments for Arthritic Pain

Living with arthritic pain can be a daily struggle, impacting your quality of life and limiting your ability to enjoy activities you once loved. As a seasoned podiatrist at Coastal Podiatry, I’m committed to providing patients with cutting-edge treatments that offer effective relief. One such innovative option is MLS Laser Therapy. In this blog, I’ll compare MLS Laser Therapy to traditional treatments for arthritic pain, giving you valuable insights into which approach might be the most beneficial for you.

Understanding Arthritic Pain

Arthritis is a condition characterised by inflammation of the joints, often accompanied by pain, swelling, and stiffness. It can significantly hinder mobility and diminish overall quality of life.

Traditional Treatments for Arthritic Pain:

1. Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs):

Pros: NSAIDs can provide effective short-term relief from pain and inflammation associated with arthritis.

Cons: Prolonged use may lead to side effects like gastrointestinal issues or increased risk of cardiovascular events.

2. Physical Therapy:

Pros: Physical therapy aims to improve joint function, strengthen muscles, and alleviate pain.

Cons: It may require multiple sessions over an extended period to see significant results.

3. Corticosteroid Injections:

Pros: Injections can provide targeted relief by reducing inflammation in specific joints.

Cons: Effects may be temporary, and there can be limitations on the frequency of injections.

4. Heat and Cold Therapy:

Pros: Alternating between hot and cold treatments can help reduce pain and inflammation.

Cons: Relief may be temporary, and it may not be suitable for all forms of arthritis.

MLS Laser Therapy: A Breakthrough Treatment

MLS Laser Therapy, also known as Multiwave Locked System, is an innovative, non-invasive treatment that uses specific wavelengths of light to stimulate cellular activity and promote healing. Here’s how it compares to traditional treatments:

1. Non-Invasive and Painless:

Pros: MLS Laser Therapy is non-invasive, meaning there are no incisions or injections involved. It’s painless and requires no downtime.

2. Reduced Inflammation and Pain:

Pros: MLS Laser Therapy effectively reduces inflammation and alleviates pain by promoting cellular regeneration and tissue repair.

3. Targeted and Precise:

Pros: The therapy can be precisely directed at the affected joint or area, providing focused relief.

4. Speedy Results:

Pros: Many patients experience significant improvement after just a few sessions. It’s a relatively short-term treatment protocol with long-lasting effects.

5. No Known Side Effects:

Pros: MLS Laser Therapy has no known side effects, making it a safe option for a wide range of patients.

Conclusion: A Personalised Approach

Choosing the right treatment for arthritic pain depends on various factors, including the type and severity of arthritis, individual health considerations, and personal preferences. Consulting with a qualified healthcare professional, such as a podiatrist, can help determine the most appropriate approach for your specific situation. At Coastal Podiatry, we’re dedicated to providing personalised, evidence-based care to help you find relief from arthritic pain and regain your quality of life. If you have any questions or would like to explore treatment options, don’t hesitate to reach out.

We’re here to support you on your journey to improved foot health and overall well-being.

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Dr Peter Shelton

Dr Peter Shelton BSc Hons. is an Accredited Podiatrist based in the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia.

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