About 1 in 5 people suffer from an ankle or foot ailment. Those ailments often do not have only one exact, specific treatment method that will bring about successful pain relief and restoration of function. In most cases, you will have several different treatment options that can all ultimately lead you to your desired outcome.
However, Remy laser therapy is a versatile tool that can aid in the treatment of many conditions (including chronic pain, fungal toenails, warts, and post-surgical recovery). The Remy laser is a safe and effective treatment that uses light to focus light provide pain relief and help kick-start your body’s immune system.
What is the Remy System?
Before we run through the checklist of benefits, let’s talk about what the Remy laser is. You can read more details on our webpage about the Remy Laser, but here’s a summary:
The Remy laser is a small but powerful and extremely versatile Class IV therapeutic laser system. Like some other therapeutic lasers (including the MLS system, which we also have available), the Remy laser works primarily by using laser energy to stimulate your body’s natural healing and anti-inflammatory systems.
One thing that makes the Remy laser different is the wide range of customizable settings that allow it to be precisely tailored to the specific needs of the individual patient and condition. Despite being a relatively small device physically, the Remy laser is capable of a very high peak and average power for a therapeutic laser. It also has four wavelength settings (capable of dual and quad modes), continuous and pulse operation modes, multiple interchangeable handpieces, and more.
But let’s not get too deep in the weeds on the technical specifications—although we’re happy to fill you in more if you’re interested! The point is simply that the Remy laser gives us lots of options to provide a form of laser therapy that’s optimized for your specific diagnosis.
Benefits of Remy Laser Treatment
The Remy laser offers many benefits and is a viable alternative to some traditional treatments for different foot and ankle problems.
Offers Faster Pain Relief
Remy laser treatments eliminate the need for pain relievers often accompanying conventional treatments like surgery.
The procedure effectively treats soft tissues, such as ligaments and tendons, often associated with chronic pain among patients with ankle and foot ailments. These tissues are prone to injuries and are easily inflamed from various foot conditions.
The foot and ankle comprise a complex network of cartilage, tendons, bones, and ligaments. Triggering natural responses is vital for recovery, and Remy laser treatments stimulate accelerated cellular reproduction and growth, which is critical in faster healing. Light photons from the laser penetrate the skin and supply energy which aids in the restoration of normal cell function.
It has Few if any, Side Effects
As a non-invasive treatment, the Remy laser has few, if any, side effects. The guided laser targets the root of the problem by promoting recovery at a cellular level without compromising neighboring tissues. Furthermore, it reduces scar tissue and can improve vascular activity in the injured region.
Reduces the Risk of Complications
Remy laser treatments are effective since they can be completed in one or two sessions which minimize the chances of complications. The laser treatments can project light deep into the skin without incisions or conventional invasive techniques. There are no interactions with other treatments that may trigger adverse reactions, and the procedure is generally painless.
It is Drug-Free
With Remy laser treatments, patients do not require painkillers or other drugs during the treatment cycle. The procedure is pain-free, non-invasive, and non-toxic, eliminating the need for medications. Patients can quickly recover their normal range of motion within a few treatment sessions without supplementary drugs.
It Saves You Money
Remy laser treatments are affordable for several reasons. Patients only require one or two sessions to complete their treatment cycle. In addition, the process is drug-free, so patients do not need to purchase any drugs. The treatment further improves metabolic activity, promoting overall foot health as a free, extra advantage.
Is Remy Right For Me?
Remy laser therapy is recommended as a primary or complementary treatment option for various foot and ankle ailments for patients of all ages. Because it is fast, convenient, extremely safe, and effective for a wide range of conditions, we frequently recommend Remy laser therapy as either a primary or complementary treatment option.
That said, the doctors at Advanced Foot & Ankle Centers of Illinois work hard to provide their patients with a large selection of some of the most advanced treatment options on the market. Other advanced treatments include:
- MLS laser therapy
- Aquaroll therapy
- StaminaPro patches
- Shockwave therapy
- Swift therapy
- And many more!
Our goal is never to force you into any one particular mode of treatment, but to evaluate your condition fully, explain your options to you, and develop a custom treatment plan you’re comfortable with that addresses your specific needs. We want you to feel better leaving our office than you did coming in!
So don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you’re dealing with any kind of foot problem. We’re here to help! Just click here to request an appointment online, or check the listings below for contact information for our specific offices. (Currently, Remy laser therapy is offered exclusively at our Joliet office and our Hoffman Estates office.)