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Laser Therapy For Plantar Fasciitis

Cold Laser Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis

For individuals dealing with plantar fasciitis, laser therapy emerges as a beneficial and reliable option. This innovative treatment not only mitigates pain but also expedites the body’s inherent healing mechanisms. By employing laser technology, patients experience a secure and effective solution that addresses their plantar fasciitis symptoms. This non-invasive approach harnesses the power of light to promote pain relief and enhance the body’s natural recovery processes. Laser therapy for plantar fasciitis serves as an ideal treatment choice for those seeking a holistic and efficient remedy.

The majority of patients experience significant and long-lasting relief after undertaking a series of 6-12 treatments. However, it is important to note that completing all stages of therapy is crucial to prevent the recurrence of symptoms.


Heel pain and discomfort, known as plantar fasciitis, is a condition that occurs when the plantar fascia, a thick tissue connecting the heel to the toes, develops small tears. These tears can cause aching and discomfort in the heel area. Plantar fasciitis is a common condition that affects many individuals.

Traditional treatments to alleviate plantar fasciitis symptoms include physical therapy, rest and pain medications; however one promising and emerging therapy known as Cold Laser Therapy is quickly gaining momentum and becoming more and more sought-after.

Laser Therapy, or Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT), is a noninvasive therapy using low-level lasers to stimulate cell metabolism, protein synthesis and wound healing processes within the body. Studies have demonstrated its efficacy at reducing inflammation, improving nerve function and speeding the healing process.

Recent research published in the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery showed that patients receiving low-level laser therapy twice weekly for three weeks reported greater improvement in heel pain compared to placebo, and had significantly less discomfort on a Visual Analog Scale at eight weeks post-treatments.


Laser therapy for plantar fasciitis, commonly referred to as heel spurs, is a safe and effective treatment that accelerates your body’s natural healing process to ease discomfort. At Family Foot and Ankle Center of South Jersey we use an MLS Cold Laser device which emits low intensity wavelengths of light through your skin in every treatment session.

Wavelengths used to stimulate damaged tissues to reduce inflammation and increase blood flow can activate your body’s natural healing processes, significantly decreasing pain while improving quality of life.

Plantar fasciitis (commonly referred to as heel spurs) occurs when the plantar fascia, a thick fibrous band running along the bottom of your foot connecting your heels to your toes, becomes weakened and degenerative due to increased training volume or daily activity, over-pronation or tightness in your ankle joint or posterior chain, overuse injury, over-striding or tightness within an ankle joint or posterior chain, overpronation or tightness caused by over-pronation or overstriding or tightness within these chains.


Cold Laser Therapy is an FDA-approved noninvasive solution proven to decrease pain and speed healing time. Low-level light stimulates cell metabolism, protein synthesis, wound healing and immune responses – key elements for faster healing times.

Therapy using laser is used for treating various conditions, such as plantar fasciitis, bursitis, arthritis, tennis elbow carpal tunnel syndrome TMJ fibromyalgia post surgical pain.

Proven to reduce pain, improve circulation and hasten tissue healing, massage therapy is often considered an affordable alternative to surgery which typically requires anesthesia and hospital stays.

Erchonia PL Touch laser therapy is FDA-approved and has proven its efficacy for pain reduction. Being classified as Class III laser, its low pulse frequency produces almost no heat or discomfort during use.


At Family Foot and Ankle Center of South Jersey, the cold laser we employ uses several wavelengths of low-intensity light to stimulate damaged tissues and relieve inflammation, thus activating the body’s natural healing mechanisms.

Laser light improves blood flow and oxygenation to thickened plantar fascias, speeding the healing process by inducing release of cytochrome oxidase and stimulating mitochondria in cell bodies, leading to low-grade inflammation responses that promote revascularization of thickened fascias.

Laser therapy has proven highly successful at treating both acute and degenerative plantar fasciitis. Furthermore, it’s cost-effective and works best when combined with other forms of regenerative medicine.


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