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Drexel Hill (484) 521-0233
West Chester (610) 436-5883

Remy Laser for Chronic Pain Management and Toenail Fungus

Available at both Dr. Siegerman & Associates’s Drexel Hill and West Chester offices, the Remy Laser is an innovative class IV laser used for treating chronic foot and ankle pain and toenail fungus. Treat your unique pain and/or be free of embarrassment from wearing open-toe shoes and sandals due to fungal nails.

Class IV laser therapy is one of the most safe and effective ways to treat various conditions that cause foot and ankle pain and toenail fungus (onychomycosis)! Laser therapy has a vast amount of benefits including:

  • Accelerated cellular reproduction and growth – which is key in repairing the cells of cartilage, bone, tendons, ligaments, and muscle tissue.
  • Reduced scar tissue that typically develops from specific injuries. When patients have less scar tissue, the likelihood of chronic pain is also reduced.
  • Decreased inflammation and increased blood circulation
  • Penetration of the nail bed to kill fungus living underneath the nail - without pain and without any harmful side effects.

Laser therapy is a quick and easy treatment allowing patients to relax during the procedure.

Laser Therapy for Pain Management

With 26 bones in the foot alone, as well as major ligaments, tendons, joints, and nerves - it’s not surprising that millions of Americans suffer various types of foot and ankle pain.

Class IV laser therapy is used for the relief of pain, to accelerate healing and decrease inflammation.

When the light source is placed against the skin, photons penetrate several centimeters down and are absorbed by the mitochondria (the energy producing part of a cell). This energy results in the restoration of normal cell function.

The main goal of laser therapy is to stimulate the cell to perform its natural functions, but at an enhanced rate.

Laser therapy is a quick and easy treatment allowing patients to relax during the procedure. In contrast to “cold lasers,” which provide no feeling or sensation, high power diode laser therapy provides a warm, soothing feeling.

Some of the most common source of foot pain include:

  • Plantar fasciitis – which often creates moderate to severe heel pain
  • Tendonitis including
    • Achilles tendonitis
    • Posterior tendonitis (or PTTD)
    • Peroneal tendonitis (tendonitis affecting the midfoot and arch)
  • Ankle sprains
  • Neuroma (or a pinched nerve)
  • Arthritis and inflammation
  • Bunions
  • Hallux limitus (or a stiff big toe joint)

Any one of these conditions can create chronic (long-term) pain or acute (short-term) pain.

What is Onychomycosis?

Fungal foot infections. They can create major discomfort and even embarrassment. They are also EXTREMELY COMMON; affecting millions of people each year.

Additionally, fungus is easily spread. Individuals with fungus may have contracted it through shared bathroom space, public locker rooms, showers, and pools, shared clothing or shoes, even carpeting.

For some, fungus is simply genetic. When this is the case, treatment can become even more difficult given the likelihood of reoccurrence.

One of the most prevalent types of fungal foot infections directly affects your toenails. This type of condition is known as onychomycosis.

You may have onychomycosis if you notice any of the following symptoms:

  • yellow or other discoloration of your toenails
  • thickened or brittle toenails
  • an unpleasant odor coming from the nail area
  • pain

It’s not uncommon to feel discomfort and embarrassment due to the unsightly appearance and these symptoms of onychomycosis.

Fungal nail affects nearly 10% of the US population.

While many find the condition to be, simply, an eye sore, fungal nail can also lead to a larger problems incuding:

  • infection of other toenails
  • infecting friends and family
  • increased pain
  • ingrown toenails

Individuals with diabetes are also more susceptible to fungal nail given their compromised immune systems.

Laser therapy offers an effective, safe option for treating fungal toenail without the side effects of many oral medications.

 

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