Cold Laser Therapy

Cold Laser Therapy services offered in Scottsdale, AZ

Cold Laser Therapy

Cutting-edge treatments like cold laser therapy can offer significant relief for pain and inflammation. Expert podiatrists Paul Ledesma, DPM, Scott Shindler, DPM, and Jaminelli Banks, DPM, provide this treatment for patients at Ledesma Foot and Ankle in Scottsdale, Arizona. To learn more or to request an appointment, call the friendly staff today or use the online scheduling tool now.

What is cold laser therapy?

Cold laser therapy is a noninvasive medical treatment that utilizes low-intensity laser light to stimulate healing and reduce pain and inflammation in various parts of the body.

This therapy involves the application of a low-powered laser or light-emitting diodes (LEDs) directly over the affected area. Unlike surgical lasers, cold lasers don’t produce heat and are considered safe. The light penetrates your skin's surface without causing damage, reaching deeper tissues and initiating biochemical reactions within your cells.

What issues can cold laser therapy address?

Cold laser therapy is versatile and can address an array of issues, including:

Pain management

It can help alleviate acute and chronic pain stemming from conditions like arthritis, tendonitis, fibromyalgia, and injuries, promoting natural pain relief without the use of medication.

Inflammation reduction

Cold laser therapy aids in reducing inflammation, which is beneficial for conditions like bursitis, plantar fasciitis, and other inflammatory disorders.

Tissue repair and regeneration

It accelerates the healing process by promoting cell growth and enhancing tissue repair, making it valuable for wound healing, muscle strains, and ligament injuries.

How does cold laser therapy work?

The mechanism behind cold laser therapy involves the interaction of photons from the laser with cells in your body. The light energy is absorbed by your cells' mitochondria (the powerhouse of cells), triggering a series of biological reactions. 

This process stimulates the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which provides energy for cellular functions. It also enhances blood circulation and promotes the release of certain chemicals that aid in reducing pain and inflammation.

What results can I expect with cold laser therapy?

After cold laser therapy, you typically experience improvements gradually. Immediate relief might be noticed after your initial sessions, but the full benefits often become more apparent after several treatments. The number of sessions required varies based on the condition being treated, its severity, and your response to the therapy.

Results from cold laser therapy may include:

  • Reduced pain and swelling
  • Increased mobility
  • Improved tissue repair
  • Enhanced overall healing

Depending on your condition, you might experience significant relief after a few sessions, or you may require ongoing treatments for long-term management.

To learn more about cold laser therapy, request an appointment at Ledesma Foot and Ankle by phone or online today.