K-Laser Therapy for Better, Faster Healing
In the early 1970s, what are now known as Class III lasers were introduced in Europe for medical use. This technology has vastly improved since then, and modern lasers are now widely used in America and are used by medical doctors, podiatrists, chiropractors, physical therapists, and others. Today, these devices are not “cold lasers.”
Quite simply, K- lasers aid in the healing process by both speeding it up and encouraging more complete healing. Present day uses range from helping surgical wounds heal properly to the effective treatment of toenail fungus.
Medical lasers such as the K-Laser, however, truly shine in the treatment of soft tissue conditions—including stubborn injuries to tendons, ligaments, and even spinal discs. These structures often heal slowly and incompletely, and the K-Laser System is one of the only completely non-invasive methods shown to help them heal both better and faster. The following is a non-exhaustive list of conditions which respond well to K-Laser treatment:
- Sprains and strains of muscles and ligaments
- Stubborn tendon injuries such as tennis elbow and patellar tendonitis
- Chronic hip issues including bursitis and IT band syndrome
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Hairline fractures of bones close to the skin’s surface
- Generalized body aches due to chronic muscle spasm
- Foot conditions like plantar fasciitis
- Deep surgical wounds
- Toenail fungus
- The chronic pain of spinal disc injury, including bulging and degenerated discs
When were medical lasers (like K-Laser) developed? How long have they been around?
Devices which resembled modern cold-lasers first appeared in Europe in 1967. In the early 1980s improved versions began to see sporadic use in America. The first truly medical grade Class III lasers were FDA cleared for general use in 2002, and in 2003 the first Class IV cosmetic lasers (used for applications such as tattoo removal) were cleared. Today, our Pittsburgh K-Laser treatment patients enjoy access to exceptionally high quality lasers in both categories.
How does K-Laser work?
K-Laser both speeds and improves healing in two very specific ways, and many of our Cranberry K-Laser herniated disc and post-surgical patients attribute their complete healing solely to this treatment. The first has to do with cellular energy production. When exposed to Class III laser light, cells produce more ATP, the energy rich chemical responsible for nearly all cellular activities—including healing.
In the case of connective tissue injuries such as sprains, strains, bursitis, and tendonitis K-Laser goes even further. Soft tissue structures like ligaments and tendons have an extremely poor blood supply, and K-Laser is one of the only treatments (either invasive or non-invasive) which improves blood supply by encouraging new capillary growth. Capillaries are the smallest type of blood vessel responsible for bringing oxygen-rich blood to every cell in the body. Many of our Moon Twp K-Laser patients credit their recovery from partial tendon tears to this unique therapy.
Can K-Laser effectively treat toenail fungus?
Yes. Wexford K-Laser toenail fungus patients have found this treatment effective after everything else has failed.
Do many facilities have access to Class III laser systems such as K-Laser.
No. K-Laser is steadily growing in popularity, however our locations occasionally bring in Center Twp K-Laser patients and others who travel considerable distances for access to this technology.
What are possible contraindications for K-Laser treatment? Are there any patients which K-Laser shouldn’t be used on?
No. K-Laser, and Class III lasers in general, have proven completely safe across all patient and condition types.
FDA approved to treat Chronic Plantar Fasciitis, and works great on Achilles tendonitis, it has long been known that these two structures are very similar in both structure and function. Although an off label use, we have had great success treating the achilles tendon with a single 20 minute ESWT procedure. The key is using a high intensity ultrasound guided machine. This allows us to jump start your healing process in one treatment.
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- Body Aches and Pains
- Foot pain – Shinsplints, Plantar Fasciitis, etc.
- Hairline Fractures
- Toenail Fungus
- Treating sprains (wrists or ankles)
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Joint Stiffness or Knots
- Overextended ligaments or tendons
- Phantom Pains (such as in a removed limb)
- Sciatica, Bursitis, Herniated, Bulged or Degenerative Discs
- Musculoskeletal conditions like lower-back pain