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Is MLS Laser Therapy Suitable for Tendon-Related Conditions?

Is MLS Laser Therapy Suitable for Tendon-Related Conditions?

Living with tendon-related conditions can be both painful and limiting, affecting everyday activities and overall quality of life. As a seasoned podiatrist at Coastal Podiatry, I’m dedicated to offering advanced treatments that provide effective relief. One such innovative option is MLS Laser Therapy. In this blog, we’ll explore whether MLS Laser Therapy is a suitable approach for tendon-related conditions, providing you with valuable insights into this cutting-edge treatment.

Understanding Tendon-Related Conditions

Tendon-related conditions, such as tendinitis and tendinosis, involve inflammation, degeneration, or injury to the tendons—fibrous tissues that connect muscles to bones. These conditions can result in pain, swelling, and impaired function.

How Does MLS Laser Therapy Work?

MLS Laser Therapy is a non-invasive treatment that utilises specific wavelengths of light to stimulate cellular activity. This, in turn, promotes tissue repair, reduces inflammation, and alleviates pain. But is it effective for tendon-related conditions?

MLS Laser Therapy for Tendon-Related Conditions

1. Stimulation of Cellular Activity:

MLS Laser Therapy has been shown to enhance cellular metabolism and accelerate the healing process. This can be particularly beneficial in addressing tendon injuries or degeneration.

2. Reduction of Inflammation:

One of the key benefits of MLS Laser Therapy is its anti-inflammatory effect. By targeting inflammation at the cellular level, it helps alleviate pain and swelling associated with tendon-related conditions.

3. Improved Blood Flow:

MLS Laser Therapy enhances blood circulation in the treated area. This increased blood flow aids in the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the damaged tissues, further supporting the healing process.

4. Non-Invasive and Painless:

MLS Laser Therapy is a non-invasive treatment, meaning it doesn’t require incisions or injections. Patients generally find the procedure to be painless and experience no downtime.

5. Complement to Other Treatments:

It can be used in conjunction with other therapies or modalities to create a comprehensive treatment plan tailored to the individual needs of the patient.

Conditions MLS Laser Therapy Can Address:

Achilles Tendinopathy: MLS Laser Therapy can effectively target inflammation and promote healing in the Achilles tendon, reducing pain and improving function.

Plantar Fasciitis: This treatment can aid in the healing of the plantar fascia relieving pain and discomfort.

Patellar Tendinopathy: By stimulating cellular activity and reducing inflammation, MLS Laser Therapy can support the healing of the patellar tendon.

Conclusion: Personalised Treatment for Tendon-Related Conditions

MLS Laser Therapy has demonstrated effectiveness in treating a range of tendon-related conditions. However, the suitability of this treatment may vary depending on the specific condition, its severity, and the individual patient. Consulting with a qualified healthcare professional, such as a podiatrist, is crucial in determining the most appropriate treatment approach for your unique situation.

At Coastal Podiatry, we’re committed to providing personalised, evidence-based care to help you find relief from tendon-related conditions and regain your mobility and comfort. 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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