Runners need to get creative to keep up with the sport during Arizona summers. The Arizona Sunrise Series does just that, moving the 5K start times early in the day—as in 6:30 AM! Getting ready for the June 25 race Freestone Park in Gilbert may be difficult if you have nagging heel pain that puts a damper on your training, but Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists of Arizona get creative too, possibly by using new laser treatments for foot injury.
Overuse injuries like plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinitis usually benefit from conservative treatments like resting from activity, icing, massage, and stretching, plus custom orthotics to address any biomechanical faults in your stride. These problems require rest and time to heal, but we may be able to shorten that time with MLS laser therapy.
Laser treatment has been refined over the years into the top-notch Multiwave Locked System (MLS) that delivers two effective wavelengths of light, using both constant and pulsing beams for the best overall effects. The laser light penetrates beneath the skin to stimulate cell activity, which makes repair and growth faster and may reduce your pain and inflammation more quickly.
FDA has approved the use of lasers for treating pain, swelling, and inflammation. The device that administers the light beams is simply moved over your skin in the problem area. There is no anesthesia or incision to be stitched, and there are no known side effects, so the procedure is quick and safe.
Isn’t it time to do something about your chronic heel pain or that bothersome neuroma that makes your toes tingle and hurt? Call the Gilbert, AZ office of Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists of Arizona at (480) 981-1800, or our Chandler location at (480) 963-9000 and find answers. We’ll help you say goodbye to nagging foot pain and hello to running during the beautiful Arizona sunrise!