Specialty treatments for non-surgical relief of foot and ankle pain
At Grants Pass Podiatry, we keep on top of the latest developments in treatment for foot and ankle pain and other foot conditions. Dr. Castle and Dr. Grether are well respected for their advanced surgical care and their commitment to offering the most effective and appropriate foot care for our patients.
When new techniques or technologies become available, we take time to study and evaluate them to determine if they can provide real benefit for our patients. The latest specialty treatments we provide are described below.
FDA-cleared Multiwave Locked System (MLS®) robotic laser therapy
This innovative laser therapy penetrates deep into the tissue to treat pain, inflammation and edema. It delivers therapeutic wavelengths of light to interact with various molecules in the tissue and accelerate the body’s natural healing processes. Unlike other laser therapy, the MLS therapy laser has a penetration depth of 3 to 4 centimeters, producing greater anti-inflammatory and pain-reducing effects.
MLS laser therapy is becoming the gold standard for treating both acute and chronic pain and has been proven to have an 85 percent to 90 percent efficacy rate with no negative side effects. Treatments usually last ten minutes and the majority of patients experience positive results after one to three treatments. More complex problems may require a series of six to ten treatments for optimal results.
Sclerosing (alcohol injections)
When pain from neuroma is not relieved by conservative methods, we can often treat it without surgery by injecting alcohol into the painful area. The alcohol injections stop the nerve from transmitting painful impulses. This therapy generally involves a series of injections, up to a total of seven. We have found this therapy to be frequently effective for recurrent neuromas.