Top-10 Reasons You Should Get Laser Treatment for the Health of Your Feet

I see patients every day who experience foot pain. While pain and inflammation are common concerns, there are many approaches to help with this issue. From the basic treatments of rest, ice, or heat to prescription medications or even surgery, there are many options and techniques available.

One initial solution I like to recommend is laser treatment—it’s a natural approach to reducing pain in as little as one to six treatments. It is also great for helping with toenail fungus.

Here are the top-10 reasons for laser treatment:

1.     Improved Circulation:
Circulation increases with treatments

2.     Repairs Damage:
The process helps draw water, oxygen, and nutrients to the damaged area

3.     Helps with Infection:
The laser treatment produces singlet oxygen, which destroys infections

4.     Healing Wounds:
Wound healing is accelerated

5.     Pre- and Post-Surgery Support:
You can use laser treatments before and after surgery to support recovery

6.     Faster Healing:
It effectively supports healing from fractures, strains, and sprains

7.     Improves Foot Concerns:
Lasers can be used to improve swelling, muscle spasms, stiffness, gout, and arthritis

8.     Avoid Shots:
You may be able to avoid getting a shot to reduce your foot pain

9.     Treats Toenail Fungus:
The laser treats unsightly thickened, yellow nails due to fungus

10.  Ideal for Overall Healing:
Lasers create an optional healing environment for your feet

Now that you know more about how lasers can support foot health, reach out to the Family Foot and Ankle Center located in Niles and Berwyn, Illinois. We can provide this treatment to you and your family. Visit or call (847) 699-9400 for the Niles office or (708) 788-3880 for the Berwyn office.

About the Author—Dr. Parikh
Dr. Shermi Parikh, DPM, practices podiatry at the Family Foot and Ankle Center in Niles and Berwyn, Illinois. She has been in practice for over a decade and treats all aspects of foot and ankle pain using physical therapy, orthotics, minimally invasive surgical techniques, and laser treatment. More information about her practice and areas of specialization may be found at She believes that informed patients are best able to address podiatric conditions.