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What is MLS laser therapy?

Multiwave locked system (MLS) laser therapy is an FDA-cleared solution for relieving pain and inflammation. Treatments utilize dual wavelengths of infrared light to penetrate deep below the surface of your skin, into underlying bones and tissues.

This laser energy stimulates cell regeneration, which ultimately encourages new tissue development. MLS laser therapy even improves blood circulation, further stimulating healing and pain reduction. 

How Does MLS Laser Therapy Work?

The MLS Laser converts light into biochemical energy. When this energy enters your tissues, it improves blood supply and circulation and stimulates your body’s cells into repairing themselves. The result is a reduction in edema (swelling) and a faster rate of healing.

Studies have shown that MLS Laser Therapy is equal to or more effective than other forms of physical therapy. These studies were performed at multiple prestigious institutions, including Harvard University.

What can MLS laser therapy treat?

MLS laser therapy is entirely non-invasive, painless, and effective for treating a realm of different musculoskeletal injuries and degenerative conditions. The team of podiatry specialists at National Capital Foot & Ankle Center offer MLS laser therapy to help treat:

  • Muscle strains and tears

  • Musculoskeletal pain

  • Certain neurological issues, like neuropathy

  • Degenerative joint conditions, including arthritis

  • Ligament injuries, like a sprained ankle

  • Tendon injuries, including Achilles tendinitis

MLS laser therapy is also beneficial for improving healing and shortening your recovery time after foot or ankle surgery. In some cases, your dedicated podiatrist may even suggest MLS laser therapy to treat deep tissue wounds and diabetic ulcers heal, too.

What happens during a MLS therapy session?

You won’t need any drugs or invasive surgery with MLS Laser Therapy. During a session, we position the fully robotic laser six inches above your skin, and the laser light energy penetrates through your skin into your body’s tissues allowing your body to begin to heal itself. You will feel little to no sensation during this pain-free, non-invasive and drug free treatment. In fact, some people even fall asleep during their treatment sessions!


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