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There is rarely a “one absolute” form of treatment for every foot and ankle condition. Different forms of treatment will have different rates of effectiveness depending on the patient, the severity of the condition, and other factors. That’s why listening to a patient and providing a thorough evaluation are so important!

The more options of treatment we can provide, however, the better equipped we can be to provide the best care for all our patients. That is why we are proud to provide advanced treatment options at our offices.

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Lunula Laser Treatment for Toenail Fungus

When a fungal infection invades a toenail, it can take a considerable amount of time and effort to eliminate for good. The longer an infection has gone without treatment, the more opportunity it has had to take up residence in the nail and build up a fortress of thick, crumbling nail around it.

Lunula laser treatment can be a considerable option for fighting toenail fungus because it can penetrate nail tissue and hit the fungus directly.

Topical creams, in comparison, often require filing the nail down to reach the area better, and even then it can still be a challenge. Oral medications can reach the fungus “from the inside out,” but can come with side effects that do not make it a suitable treatment for all patients.

Lunula treatment sessions use very low wavelengths and frequencies of laser, making them effective without causing discomfort, burning, or pain. Nearly 90 percent of fungal nail patients respond to a series of treatments, with each session taking about 20 minutes and not requiring any downtime whatsoever.

Even if this treatment is effective, every treatment for fungal nails still requires time to eradicate the fungus and to have new nail grow out and replace the old battlefield that has been left behind. We still highly recommend starting treatment as soon as possible if you want clearer nails for an upcoming event.

MLS Laser Treatment for Pain

Laser therapy is not just for fungal nails. A different form of laser therapy can be used to treat pain and aid in recovery.

Multiwave Locked System (MLS) laser therapy works by stimulating the body’s own natural abilities using light energy. It is often recommended for soft tissue injuries and pain, such as Achilles tendinitis and plantar fasciitis.

By stimulating an area of pain, MLS laser therapy can:

  • Increase blood flow to the area, and even encourage the formation of new tiny blood vessels. This provides additional oxygen and nutrients to cells in need, and can also help carry out excess fluid to reduce swelling.
  • Cause an acceleration or re-ignition of recovery processes in damaged cells, reducing overall recovery time.

MLS laser therapy is conducted over a series of sessions, each tending to take less than 30 minutes. Many patients report feeling effects directly after the first session, while most report increasingly stacking positive results with each successive treatment.

Swift Therapy for Plantar Warts

When it comes to getting rid of plantar warts, traditional methods of cutting, burning, or freezing leave a lot to be desired. A new form of technology, however, is now able to attack wart-causing viruses from the inside with much less pain and hassle.

Swift therapy for plantar warts is an effective means of treatment that is safe and recommended for almost all patients, including children. Learn more about Swift and how it works by clicking below.

The Best Treatments for Your Needs

At Associates in Podiatry, we seek the optimal course of treatment for each of our patients. An advanced treatment might be a consideration, but it also might not. If a traditional treatment will provide the optimal results, we will recommend it in addition to or instead of other treatments!

If foot or ankle problems are bothering you, do not hesitate to give us a call and schedule an appointment. Reach our Princeton office at (609) 924-8333 or our Roselle Park office at (908) 687-5757.

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