Laser Acupuncture is a treatment that involves using laser to stimulate acupuncture points instead of needles.
Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) also known as Laser Therapy is the application of light over injuries to treat foot pain and various conditions. Laser therapy works by stimulating the affected area on a cellular level to increase tissue, decrease inflammation and reduce pain and overall discomfort. Meanwhile, the practice of acupuncture can decrease stress levels which can contribute to pain.
Yes, in Australia laser acupuncture performed by podiatry professionals is a safe and relatively non-invasive treatment. Any risks associated with the procedure are very low and there is no risk of infection as laser does not break through the skin as acupunctures needles do. This allows podiatry professionals to treat points they may not have been able to otherwise due to patient’s sensitivity.
Yes, many studies have found laser therapy to be effective in treating chronic ankle and foot pain. As well as being used to treat pain, laser treatment for foot neuropathy is also common and effective
If you are interested in learning more about laser acupuncture to treat persistent foot or ankle pain, book a consultation at one of our My Podiatrist clinics today to evaluate whether this treatment is suitable for your situation.