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Are You Suffering from Chronic Foot or Ankle Pain?
Living in pain is not living at all. When your feet hurt, everything hurts.
Everyone’s pain is different. Dr. May will diagnose and treat your unique pain –
whether it’s in the heel, arches, ball of your foot and/or toes – getting you back to
your daily routine with comfort and ease!
Class IV laser therapy is one of the most safe and effective ways to treat various
conditions that cause foot and ankle pain! Laser therapy has a vast amount of
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
Decreased inflammation and increased blood circulation.
Understanding Laser Therapy for Pain
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
Posterior tendinitis (or PTTD)
Peroneal tendinitis (tendinitis affecting the midfoot and arch)
Neuroma (or a pinched nerve)
Arthritis and inflammation
Hallux limitus (or a stiff big toe joint)
Any one of these conditions can create chronic (long-term) pain or acute (short-term) pain.
Are You Tired of Dealing with Unsightly Toenail Fungus?
You no longer need to feel embarrassed to wear open-toe shoes
and sandals – or just go barefoot – because of toenail fungus or
Illinois Foot & Ankle Center is the area’s leader in restoring
nails back to health, providing a natural and luminous
Class IV laser therapy is one of the most safe and effective ways
to treat toenail fungus (onychomycosis)!
Laser therapy penetrates the nail bed and kills the fungus living
underneath the nail – without pain and without any harmful
When the colony of fungus under the nail is “attacked” by the
laser, the elements that make it grow and thrive are destroyed.
This allows your nail bed to begin growing new, healthy nail.
Nails that won’t give you feelings of discomfort or
Laser therapy is a quick and easy treatment allowing patients to
relax during the procedure.
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 upleasant odor coming from the nail area
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
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
Laser Treatment Plans
Laser therapy is not currently a covered service by most insurance plans. Our plans and pricing are listed below. Patients are
required to schedule a consultation with Dr. May prior to beginning laser therapy. This consultation will be billed to your
5-Session Laser Therapy Package: $400 for one foot or $600 for both feet
5-Session Combination Laser + Shockwave Therapy Package: $600 for one foot or $900 for both feet
3-Session Fungus Nail Laser Package: $100 for each great toe, $50 for 1-4 lesser toes