Column: MLS Laser Therapy option for foot and ankle pain


Commentary by Dr. David Sullivan

If you have been suffering from chronic or acute foot or ankle pain for a while and have not had success with cortisone injections or other conservative treatments, MLS Laser Therapy, or Multiwaved Locked System, may be for you. MLS Laser Therapy may also be an option for those who have been told that surgery is their only alternative for foot and ankle pain.

Dr. Sullivan

At Westfield Foot and Ankle, we are committed to providing the latest medical developments and technological advances in medicine to give our patients the best care. One of the many ways we provide this quality care is by being the only podiatry practice in Hamilton County to offer FDA-cleared MLS Laser Therapy to our patients.

Laser therapy has been used effectively for many years but advances in technology have produced “the next generation of laser therapy” with the new MLS Therapy Laser. The advanced laser technology works to eliminate pain and reduce inflammation in the body in a safe, painless and noninvasive way. There are no known side effects, and it is quick and convenient.

The MLS Laser uses specific wavelengths of light to treat painful and debilitating conditions. It treats the conditions by penetrating deep into the tissue to stimulate regeneration at the cellular level without the potential for thermal injuries that other lasers can inflict. Treatment is usually administered 10 to 15 minutes. The typical course of treatment is six to 12 sessions, depending on the nature of the condition being treated.

With MLS Laser Therapy, we can offer relief without the use of painful injections, potentially habit-forming drugs or surgery to those suffering with both chronic and acute ailments such as:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles injuries
  • Arthritis and bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Neuromas
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Post-surgical sites
  • Fractures
  • Occupational and sports injuries
  • Hematomas and gout

MLS Laser Therapy also can aid in the quick recovery of sprains and strains as well as the structure and function of an injured region.

To learn more about MLS Laser Therapy and how it may be able to help you, visit our website at or call our office.


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