Tendonitis with Laser Therapy

Cold laser therapy is a noninvasive medical technique that employs a handheld device that emits specific low-level light wavelengths—that, as its name implies, do NOT create or generate heat. Dr. La Vergne Andre of Loving Hands Podiatry provides a mobile podiatry practice that uniquely serves the residents of Maryland and DC. If you experience foot discomfort, pain, or other related issues, contact Loving Hands Podiatry today.  

What is Tendonitis?

Tendons are the strong bands of tissues that attach bones to muscles. Tendonitis, which can develop in your foot or ankle (or anywhere in the body), refers to the inflammation of any tendon and is among the most common causes of chronic ankle and foot pain.

The cause of tendonitis is often not known but is usually thought to be caused or aggravated by –

  • Overuse strains.
  • Excessive exercise.
  • Injury or trauma.

Tendonitis may also be associated with diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, or infection.

How Does Tendonitis Affect Your Feet and Ankles?

Your feet take the brunt of your movement. These small but complex body parts include many tendons that provide the body with support and stability. The reality is that issues with any tendon can lead to ongoing discomfort. Common types of tendonitis that have the potential to trigger foot pain include the following –

  • Posterior tibial tendonitis – which impacts the tendon near your arch/inner foot.
  • Achilles tendonitis – which impacts the tendon connecting your heel and calf.

Tendinitis Symptoms

Classic symptoms of tendinitis include pain along the affected tendon that worsens from physical activity. In addition, you may also experience –

  • Pain and stiffness, which feels worse when awakening or after prolonged rest periods.
  • The affected tendon may become red, swell, or feel warm to the touch.
  • Small bone spurs (extra growths) may grow near the impacted tendon.

The Benefits of Cold Laser Therapy

Photo-biomodulation, which is the more scientific name for cold laser therapy, typically uses red and near-infrared lasers and is painless and noninvasive. As a therapeutic intervention, cold laser therapy can effectively –

  • Help injuries heal faster without medication’s potential side effects.
  • Improve nerve function.
  • Provide pain relief.
  • Reduce the need for surgery in managing musculoskeletal injuries, trauma, disorders, and life-disrupting symptoms.

Contact a Visiting Maryland, and DC Podiatrist for Tendonitis Relief

If you have concerns about foot wounds or other issues related to your feet or ankles, contact Dr. Andre or a Loving Hands Podiatry staff member at 301-323-5652 or online. We look forward to assessing and managing a treatment plan for your unique wound care needs.

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