Laser Therapy is Not the ONLY Therapy
First things, first: while laser therapy can show significant results in reducing recovery times, it is not a magic “get-you-back-to-work-or-sports-immediately” beam.
Laser therapy is spaced out over a number of sessions spanning several weeks, or even a couple months. The beneficial results of each successive treatment tend to stack upon the last, but even though you may start to feel some relief relatively soon after your first session, this is not a “one and done” kind of treatment.
It still remains crucial to practice patience and not push your body before it is ready to get back to normal activities, should the case demand it. Jumping the gun and trying to return to your normal routines too early can prolong your recovery time, or even lead to re-injury.
Second, laser therapy will likely not be the only recommended part of an overall treatment plan. While it can boost natural healing, it can’t always address every underlying issue that may have contributed to your injury or condition in the first place.
Additional treatment, such as in the form of custom orthotics, changes in exercise routines, and changes in footwear, can aid recovery and reduce the odds of the problem occurring again. In some cases, we must also consider how to best recondition your injured foot or ankle to get you back to 100% strength.
The best course of treatment differs from patient to patient, depending upon their condition and needs. We can fully discuss the ins and outs of all available options with you, and provide our best recommendations moving forward.
Get the Help You Need, When You Need It
Our goal is always to help patients find the ideal routes to recovery. Sometimes these involve speed, but they will always involve safety and the avoidance of unnecessary risks. That’s non-negotiable!
And during times when we must consider additional factors, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, you can rest assured that our commitment against exposing you to unnecessary risk applies to everything we are doing.
You can always reach out to us to schedule an appointment, or to ask any questions you may have. Call us at:
- Oklahoma City – (405) 947-8041
- Enid – (580) 237-3338
or fill out our online contact form to reach a member of our staff.