Light Therapy For Foot Pain
How Light Therapy Helps with Foot Pain
Considering that the foot is comprised of more than 26 individual bones and 33 different joints, it’s no wonder foot pain is one of the most commonly cited ailments among U.S. adults. Foot pain can be either structural in nature, as with bone spurs and tendonitis, or it can result from stress, overuse, sprains, tendonitis or even arthritis. Unfortunately, traditional treatments do little ease the pain no matter what the cause, and many of them require expensive steroid injections, invasive surgery or long-term physical therapy.
LED light therapy offers a treatment that has none of these downsides. Completely non-invasive, painless, fast and affordable, light therapy is a highly effective way of treating foot pain, as well as other aches and pains in the region, including the ankle, lower leg and more. The LED light exposure helps trigger the release of nitric oxide, a chemical crucial to reducing pain and repairing damaged cells and tissues. Light therapy for foot pain also promotes faster healing, reduces stress, provides joint pain relief, and improves overall circulation in the foot and ankle area.
Laser therapy is also particularly effective in treating foot pain and tendonitis. In fact, in one recent study, a patient who once described her pain as a “10” (on a 1-10 pain scale) underwent laser surgery. After just four weeks, she was able to completely move her foot and ankle with no pain at all. To learn more about how laser or light therapy could improve your foot pain in a similar fashion, contact Wellness Tech Solutions today.