K-Laser therapy uses red and infrared wavelengths of light, which interact with tissues on a cellular level. The laser treatment stimulates the tissues to increase circulation and metabolic activity. Water, oxygen, and nutrients are drawn to the area and the increase in the cell’s transport of nutrients allows for an optimal environment for healing. The result is a decrease in inflammation, swelling, and pain, with an increase in tissue regeneration and repair.
Different wavelengths (from 660nm to 970nm) can help to treat different types of issues, from cell regeneration, stimulating blood activity, and increasing blood flow.
For more information, visit the K-Laser website, or make an appointment to speak with our board-certified podiatrist, Dr. Carl Ingrassia at Fords Foot and Ankle Care. He is committed to maintaining the highest levels of accreditation and keeping up with the latest therapy trends in podiatry.
How Can K-Laser Treat Toenail Fungus?
Toenail fungus and foot fungus, commonly known as Athlete’s Foot, can be caused by exposure to fungi called dermatophytes, or even yeasts or mold. Since feet are usually in socks and shoes, fungi can thrive in the dark, warm, and moist environments. Lasers can be concentrated on the toenails for fungi that may be growing under the toenail, creating an unsightly, discolored look. Since under the toenail cannot be reached by antifungal medications, lasers are the best treatment. Also, this way, otherwise complicated treatments (or surgery) and possibly losing a toenail can be avoided.
K-Laser can also treat other foot and ankle issues, such as plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, bursitis, diabetic neuropathy, inflammation and edema, wounds, arch pain, neuritis, arthritis pain, sprains, and strains.
What is treatment like?
K-Laser is not painful and lasts only a few minutes for each treatment. Depending on the issue, treatment can be daily or a few times a week, and then tapered. Acute pains can be treated in 4 to 6 treatments, while chronic pains can require ongoing treatments for symptom (mostly pain) control. Treatments are cumulative and results may be felt after the first treatments, but most are felt after 3 or 4. In some cases, the area might be more sensitive as healing is more active.
If you have toenail fungus or other podiatric issues that could benefit from K-Laser therapy, make an appointment at our Fords, NJ office. Dr. Ingrassia will assess your needs and recommend the best treatment for your foot and ankle care needs.