From recurrent toenail infections to eliminating foot pain associated with arthritis, at Southern Tier Podiatry, board-certified podiatrist Dr. Marilyn Boyuka offers cutting-edge laser light treatments. At her office in Vestal, New York, Dr. Boyuka provides regenerative and healing treatments with the innovative Aspen Laser, which improves blood flow, reduces inflammation, and even restores nerves and muscles. To see what these laser treatments can do for you and your foot and ankle condition, call Southern Tier Podiatry today or schedule an appointment online.
What does the Aspen Laser treat?
Dr. Boyuka can treat various foot and ankle conditions with the Aspen laser. It’s particularly effective for eliminating toenail fungus and infection, especially those that persist or resist traditional over-the-counter medications. The Aspen Laser can eradicate the infection and improve the look of your toes and toenails.
The Aspen Laser can also reduce symptoms associated with the following conditions and help you heal:
- Achilles tendonitis
- Plantar fasciitis
- Joint pain
- Sports injuries
How does the Aspen Laser work?
The Aspen Laser works by sending laser energy deep through your tissues and stimulating your body’s natural healing response. The laser energy spurs the metabolic response in your cells, which manifests in a variety of ways. Some of the most common include:
- Decreasing inflammation
- Increasing growth factors
- Stimulating nerve recovery
- Improving cartilage and muscle regeneration
- Increasing collagen production
- Providing more oxygenated blood to the treatment area
These features combine to enhance your body’s ability to heal. After an Aspen Laser treatment on your ankle, the laser energy stimulates an increase in oxygen, collagen, and other growth factors to the area. This enables your body to restore damaged tissue, which can include the regeneration of nerves, cartilage, and muscle, and reduce inflammation and pain.
What can you expect after an Aspen Laser treatment?
Aspen Laser therapy at Southern Tier Podiatry requires no downtime, and Dr. Boyuka won't order any restrictions afterward. Immediately following your laser treatment, you may notice a reduction in inflammation or feel a soothing effect, but this is just the beginning of the therapy’s benefits.
In the following weeks, you may experience accelerated healing and reduced pain. Your formerly pained joint may move easier, and you may have increased mobility and range of motion. In most cases, you can see optimal results in four to six weeks.
Depending on your condition and its severity, Dr. Boyuka may recommend multiple Aspen Laser treatments.
To see if laser therapy can help with your condition, contact Dr. Boyuka’s office. Go online or call today to schedule your initial consultation.