A revolutionary, non-surgical treatment for foot and ankle injuries!
The Problem: A lack of early, regenerative treatments
Every year, millions of people injure their foot and ankle. These injuries can interfere with patient’s lives, getting in the way of family time, prevent patients from getting back to work and generally have a negative impact.
A Paradigm Shift: Regenerate, Repair, Replace
Proper diagnosis, often with advanced imaging, is key. Injuries are as unique as the patient themselves, some are isolated one-off events, others are chronic conditions that people have been dealing with for years.
Here’s the problem: In many doctors offices, there is a huge gap between the early management of a condition and the ability to repair and regenerate damage. MLS® Laser is a great first step regenerative therapy.
An Introduction to MLS Laser Therapy For Foot and Ankle Injuries
Cutting Edge Laser Technologies™ M6 MLS Laser uses advanced laser technology to eliminate pain and reduce inflammation in the body in a safe, painless and non-invasive way.
• Dual wavelengths of laser energy (MLS® Multiwave Locked System) penetrate deep into the tissue and stimulate regeneration at the cellular level.
• Laser therapy has been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration since 2005 and is safe and effective.
Is that thing really a robot??
Yes! The Cutting Edge™ Laser Technology M6 laser is fully robotic and automated, to provide the most consistent delivery of the laser energy to patients.
A transformational, non-surgical therapy
Thousands of patients nationwide benefit from MLS Laser therapy, as a non-surgical treatment that helps them get back to their busy personal and work lives. Lets start with what it DOES NOT do:
• No Medications
• No Side Effects
• No Injections
• No Pain
MLS Laser therapy delivers results with no medications (especially no dangerous narcotics, with side effects and addictive liability), no side effects, no injections or needles and no pain; the laser therapy is painless and most patients feel only a warm, tingling sensation.
The Benefits of MLS® Laser Therapy
• Rapid relief of pain
• Strong anti-inflammatory effects
• Timely healing of sprains and strains
• Rapid recovery of the structural integrity of the injured region
• Rapid resolution of the swollen areas
• Immediate improvement of local blood circulation
• Rapid repair of superficial injuries, such as wounds and ulcers.
- The majority of patients experience a 60% improvement in their symptoms over the course of 6-8 weeks.
- Patients experience a 30-40% improvement in healing times for musculoskeletal injuries.
- Patients with painful neuropathy symptoms (from Diabetes or other causes) experience a 30% improvement in nerve function over 4 weeks of treatment.
Trust the Experience, Experience The Difference
San Mateo Podiatry Group is the San Francisco Peninsula’s Premier Foot and Ankle Specialty Practice. The organization was founded in 1917 and is a fourth generation, physician owned, single specialty practice serving clients in Northern California and beyond.
Our proven process delivers state of the art foot and ankle care to our clients, to help them become their best selves.
Get Better Faster; Schedule your Consultation Today!
Learn why more families in the San Francisco Peninsula choose us for their foot and ankle care.
We are proud to be one of the first practices in the San Francisco Peninsula to offer MLS Laser Therapy for Foot and Ankle Injuries. We have invested in the very best technology as a key component of our continuing quest to offer you the finest in health care.
If you’re suffering from foot and ankle pain, or if you’re looking for a non-surgical therapy to get back to the activities you love, call 650-342-2420 to schedule your consultation today.
Frequently Asked Questions
MLS stands for Multi-wave Lock System. The MLS laser is a class IV laser that requires goggles to be worn when in use. The laser can penetrate 3 to 5 cm deep but generates no heat and has no known harmful effects.
It features two wave lengths: 808 nm and 905 nm. The wave lengths are in the infrared spectrum.
They are invisible to the eye, but can be seen using a cell phone camera.
The 808 wave length is for inflammation and is long lasting.
The 905 wave length is analgesic and is fast acting.
Together, they are very effective in treating pain, inflammation and arthritis.
MLS® therapy was cleared by the FDA in 2002 and has proven successful by extensive research. It is currently being used by many professional sports teams.
MLS Laser Therapy does not require the use of drugs or surgery, there are no known side effects, and it is quick and convenient. According to studies performed by top academic institutions, such as Harvard University, laser therapy is equal to or more effective than other forms of therapy.
No, laser therapy does not hurt. There is little or no sensation during treatment.
The length of a typical treatment session is 10 to 15 minutes. However, it depends on the size of the area being treated. Treatments are usually received 2-3 times a week. Treatment plans are determined on an individual basis.
MLS Laser Therapy is a painless treatment. Appointments are scheduled every 30 minutes with laser time of 10 to 20 minutes. Most people feel nothing or a comfortable sensation of warmth at the time of application.
The number of treatments depends on the nature of the condition being treated. The typical course of treatment takes between 6 to 12 visits.
Patients feel improvement to your condition after 1 to 3 treatments. For some more chronic conditions, it takes up to 6 visits to feel the benefits of laser therapy. Not everyone responds to laser therapy in the same way.
Most people experience positive results in one to three treatments.
Acute injuries usually require six sessions and chronic injuries ten sessions.
Treatments are usually scheduled three times per week.
Yes, MLS Laser Therapy is sometimes more effective when combined with other forms of therapy, including physical therapy, chiropractic, massage, soft tissue mobilization, electrotherapy, and following surgery.
Because the laser increases metabolic activity, it should not be used on patients who take anticoagulants such as Coumadin, are pregnant, are predisposed to excessive bleeding, are HIV positive, or have a serious infection or cancer. People who take medications that increase sensitivity to sunlight, have seizures triggered by light, or who have implanted neurostimulation devices should not receive MLS® therapy either.
MLS Laser Therapy is about healing. With MLS Laser Therapy, we are not masking or covering up a condition, but rather, treating the root of your pain and inflammation. Because of this, many patients have seen long-term results.
MLS Laser therapy is a newer, regenerative therapy; Health Insurance policies are not designed to pay for newer, regenerative therapies.