Plantar Fasciitis

Chicago Chiropractic Center

Chiropractic & Integrative Medicine located in South Loop, Chicago, IL & Lake Forest, IL

If a simple walk across the room results in heel pain, you may have a condition known as plantar fasciitis. At Chicago Chiropractic Center in Chicago’s South Loop, Anne Gordon, DC, and her team offer effective treatment options to relieve heel pain without surgery or medication, including MLS laser treatments. This noninvasive procedure encourages your body to heal naturally, from the inside out, to alleviate pain due to plantar fasciitis and other chronic conditions. Find out if MLS laser therapy is right for you by scheduling a consultation today with Dr. Gordon online or by phone.

Plantar Fasciitis Q & A

What is plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is a condition that causes inflammation in the thick bands of tissue that connects your heel to the toes. This inflammation results in persistent heel pain and may interfere with your ability to walk comfortably.

What causes plantar fasciitis?

The thick band of tissue that makes up the plantar fasciitis is responsible for absorbing shocks from walking or being physically active. When the tissue stretches too far, it can tear and become irritated and inflamed.

Over time, the damage to the plantar fascia can worsen if not treated properly, increasing your pain and limiting your range of motion.

What treatment options are available for plantar fasciitis?

At Chicago Chiropractic Center, innovative Multiwave Locked System (MLS®) laser therapy treatments are available to reduce inflammation in the plantar fascia and alleviate persistent heel pain.

MLS laser treatments are noninvasive and use light energy to stimulate your body’s natural healing ability. Dr. Gordon applies the laser energy to reach deep into the plantar fascia tissues, enhancing your blood circulation and triggering the growth of new, healthy tissue.

What are the benefits of MLS laser treatment?

Because the laser technology uses light energy to stimulate healing directly in the area of injury, you can enjoy a significant reduction in pain in the long term. MLS laser treatments also offer benefits like:

  • Fast pain relief
  • Better nerve function
  • Faster healing times
  • Low risk for scar tissue
  • Effective repair of damaged cells

Treatment using the MLS laser is quick and doesn’t cause pain. There’s no need for recovery or downtime after your procedure.

What other conditions can MLS laser therapy treat?

In addition to its effectiveness in treating plantar fasciitis, Dr. Gordon also uses MLS laser technology to address other conditions, such as:

  • Muscle strains
  • Bulging discs
  • Neurological pain
  • Degenerative diseases
  • Tendon or ligament injuries

MLS laser therapy is a safe option for those dealing with chronic pain who are looking for a nonsurgical option to repair damage and offer long-term results.

Dr. Gordon can determine if MLS laser therapy is right for you after an evaluation of your health and your specific symptoms.

Learn more about the benefits of MLS laser treatments for plantar fasciitis and other conditions that cause chronic pain by calling the Chicago office or using the convenient online booking tool.