Laser For Podiatry
Treatment for plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, ankle sprains
Plantar Fasciitis is an inflammation of the band of tissue (the plantar fascia) that extends from the heel to the toes. In this condition, the fascia first becomes irritated and then inflamed, resulting in heel pain. Heel pain may also be due to other causes, such as a stress fracture, tendonitis, arthritis, nerve irritation, or, rarely, a cyst.
- Continuous laser wave typically 10-12 watts.
- Typically 3000-4000 joules, delivered through 15-20 min treatment
- A defocused beam (approx. 4-5 cm) is applied to specific points, targeting the inflammation (and pain) source.
- The laser is set to a high-power laser therapy program, that delivers maximum continuous laser power for several minutes. Intermediate area massage is needed to increase blood flow and allow excess heat to dissipate.
- Treatment is repeated 4-5 times once a week.
Foot Warts Laser Ablation With Foot Laser
Solitary Warts Treatment
The Berylas 980nm foot laser is commonly used as a final step in the procedure, to accurately burn remaining tissue/ leftover infected cells; the laser’s intense power is able to vaporize viruses and destroy infected cells. The advantage of the Berylas podiatry laser is that it doesn’t cause extensive tissue damage, its precision optical handpieces are designed to target only very small areas and allow for superior precision and minimal tissue damage (as well as faster healing).
Mosaic Warts Treatment
Coagulation is a non-ablative treatment, achieved by applying focused laser radiation, which dries the wart by coagulating its capillaries; laser radiation eradicates the Papilloma virus since laser radiation causes intense heat at a sub-dermis level. The dried tissue will separate from the healthy tissue underneath and fall off during the following days. In some cases, blistering may appear, which promotes the healing process.
Laser Close Foot Small Vascular Veins
- The Berylas 980nm foot laser is extremely effective in coagulating small lesions, as its infrared radiation effectively absorbs hemoglobin (and oxyhemoglobin). The treatment is done with an optical handpiece that precisely focuses the laser beam spot to absorb the lesion.
- Cooling and topical anesthesia are needed. A single treatment is usually sufficient to get rid of many common skin lesions. Treatment should not cause any pain or discomfort! if the patient report on discomfort, more frequent cooling should be used. Results while usually evident immediately, will require approx. two weeks.
Laser Removal Plantar Callus
- Treatment is aimed to minimize recurrences, by successfully coagulating the small vessels that feed the area. In deep corns, a surgical handpiece is commonly used for deeper areas, applying focused power while physically cauterizing and bleeding vessels.
- The foot with Corn should be soaked in warm water with disinfecting solution, for approx. one hour.
- Use local anesthesia around the callus with 4-6 radially distributed points of injection.
- Remove/scrape excess skin.
- Apply foot laser to corn root to stop bleeding and fully cauterize vessels.