Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendonitis, Capsulitis
Chronic pain is an indication of a soft tissue inflammation, a powerful laser will not only alleviate pain but more importantly provide a therapeutic solution.
Plantar Fasciitis is an inflammation of the band of tissue (the plantar fascia) that extends from the heel to the toes. In this condition, the fascia first becomes irritated and then inflamed, resulting in heel pain.Heel pain may also be due to other causes, such as a stress fracture, tendonitis, arthritis, nerve irritation, or, rarely, a cyst.
Because there are several potential causes, it is important to have heel pain properly diagnosed. A foot and ankle surgeon is able to distinguish between all the possibilities and determine the underlying source of your heel pain.
Achilles Tendinitis is an overuse injury of the Achilles tendon, the band of tissue that connects calf muscles at the back of the lower leg to your heel bone. Achilles tendinitis most commonly occurs in runners who have suddenly increased the intensity or duration of their runs. It’s also common in middle-aged people who play sports, such as tennis or basketball, only on the weekends.
Continuous laser wave typically 10-12 watt.
Typically 3000 – 4000 joules, delivered through 15-20 min treatment
Defocused beam (approx. 4-5 cm) is applied to specific points, targeting the inflammation (and pain) source.
The laser is set to HPLT program, that delivers maximum continuous laser power for several minutes. Intermediate area massage is needed to increase blood flow and allow excess heat to dissipate.
Treatment is repeated 4-5 times once a week.