Brand-new laser technology has opened up a whole new set of opportunities in the treatment of foot issues. Biren Shah, DPM, offers advanced laser treatments for foot conditions such as fungus, warts, edema, and issues causing foot pain at Midwest Foot and Ankle Associates in Rockford, Illinois. Call the office or book an appointment online.
Laser treatment is a procedure that uses concentrated beams of light to target a specific condition while leaving the surrounding tissues intact. Lasers also offer other benefits such as:
Lasers are a safe, effective, and non-invasive way to treat a variety of foot conditions.
Lasers can kill germs, improve blood flow, and stimulate the healing process. Dr. Shah uses a dual-function laser to treat a variety of conditions, including:
Laser treatments are a great alternative to surgery in many circumstances. The procedure causes less pain, swelling, scarring, and downtime than regular surgery would.
Laser treatments are safe and effective for the majority of people, but not every patient is a good candidate for the procedure. The treatment may not be effective if your foot condition is very severe.
Laser treatment is also not recommended for those who:
Dr. Shah takes each person’s situation into consideration on a case-by-case basis. He discusses your options and helps you weigh the advantages and disadvantages of laser treatment to help you make your decision when it comes to treating your foot condition.
Dr. Shah discusses the preparation instructions, procedure, and side effects with you before performing laser treatments so you’re prepared. He then programs the Aspen Pinnacle laser console for the treatment.
Next, Dr. Shah waves the handheld laser over the treatment area, treating each section in increments. You may feel a tingly sensation when the laser fires.
Foot treatments usually only take a matter of minutes to perform and usually don’t require any downtime or recovery measures. You may need up to three treatments for fungus and 5-10 treatments for therapeutic applications. Most people experience few to no side effects and enjoy fast healing times.
To learn more about the laser treatment options available at Midwest Foot and Ankle Associates, contact Dr. Shah online or over the phone.