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Laser Therapy

Foot and Ankle Podiatrist in Houston for treat the Laser Therapy

What is it?

When a physical illness or injury affects mobility or quality of life, there is a goal: a rapid return to daily activities.

Rivera Foot & Ankle is proud to be at the forefront of medical technology, offering Laser Theraphy MLS. We have invested in the best technology as a key component of our ongoing quest to provide the utmost in health services.

Laser therapy has been FDA approved and proven successful as evidenced by a thorough and reliable study conducted in the best institutions of our country, including Harvard University.

  • Managing Pain
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Regain mobility
  • It helps speed recovery


  • Tendon and ligament injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Muscle strains
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Degenerative joint conditions
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Chronic nonhealing wonds
  • Overall pain
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Pre and post surgical treatment


  • Nonsurgical treatment
  • No patient sedation
  • Very safe, no side effects
  • Immediate results
  • Accelerates the healing process

Ask us how laser therapy can help!


1. Anti-Inflammatory:

MLS® Laser Therapy has an anti-edema effect as it causes vasodilation, but also because it activates the lymphatic drainage system which drains swollen areas. As a result, there is a reduction in swelling caused by bruising or inflammation.

2. Analgesic:

MLS® Laser Therapy has a beneficial effect on nerve cells. It blocks pain transmitted by these cells to the brain which decreases nerve sensitivity. Also, due to the decreased inflammation, there is less edema and less pain. Another pain blocking mechanism involves the   production of high levels of pain killing chemicals such as endorphins and enkephalin from the brain and adrenal gland.

3. Accelerated Tissue Repair and Cell Growth:

Photons of light from lasers penetrate deeply into tissue and accelerate cellular reproduction and growth. The laser light increases the energy available to the cell so that the cell can take on nutrients faster and get rid of waste products. As a result of exposure to laser light,  damaged cells are repaired faster.

4. Improved Vascular Activity:

Laser light will significantly increase the formation of new capillaries in damaged tissue which speeds up the healing process, closes wounds quickly and reduces scar tissue. Additional benefits include acceleration of angiogenesis, which causes temporary vasodilation and increase in the diameter of blood vessels.

5. Increases Metabolic Activity:

MLS® Laser Therapy creates higher outputs of specific enzymes, greater oxygen and food particle loads for blood cells.

6. Trigger Points and Acupuncture Points:

MLS® Laser Therapy stimulates muscle trigger points and acupuncture points on a noninvasive basis providing musculoskeletal pain relief.

7. Reduced Fibrous Tissue Formation:

MLS® Laser Therapy reduces the formation of scar tissue following tissue damage from cuts, scratches, burns or surgery.

8. Improved Nerve Function:

Slow recovery of nerve functions in damaged tissue can result in numbness and impaired limbs. Laser light speeds the process of nerve cell reconnection and increase the amplitude of action potentials to optimize muscle healing.

9. Immunoregulation:

Laser light has a direct effect on immunity status by stimulating immunoglobulins and lymphocytes. Laser emissions are absorbed by chromophores (molecule enzymes) that react to laser light. Upon exposure to the laser, the enzyme flavomononucleotide is activated and starts the production of ATP (adenosinetriphosphate), which is the major carrier of cell energy and the energy source for all chemical reactions in the cells.

10. Faster Wound Healing:

Laser light stimulates fibroblast development in damaged tissue. Fibroblasts are the building blocks of collagen, which is the essential protein required to replace old tissue or to repair tissue injuries. As a result, MLS® Laser Therapy is effective post surgically and in the treatment of open wounds and burns.

Therapeutic Uses
  • Treatment for arthritis with laser theraphy
  • Treatment for bursitis with laser theraphy
  • Treatment for sports Injuries with laser theraphy
  • Treatment for Sprains and strains with laser theraphy
  • Treatment for occupational injuries with laser theraphy
  • Treatment for Repetitive motion injuries with laser theraphy
  • Treatment for Post-surgical swelling with laser theraphy
  • Treatment for plantar fasciitis with laser theraphy
  • Treatment for tendonitis with laser theraphy
  • Treatment for wounds with laser theraphy
  • Treatment for bruising with laser theraphy

What is laser therapy?

Laser therapy is the use of certain wavelengths of light for the treatment of painful and debilitating conditions.

How does it work?

Light energy enters damaged cells and stimulates intercellular activity. This reduces pain in the area and speed recovery of damaged cells. Once the cells are recovered, the healing process is complete.

What I can expect during treatment?

Laser therapy is a painless treatment that usually lasts several minutes. The patient may experience a sense of comfort at the point of application.

What I can expect after treatment?

Most patients are positive in treatments 1-3 weeks. The swelling is greatly reduced and there is a rapid pain relief. Chronic conditions can be controlled with regular treatments. Acute conditions typically refer quickly, usually within a series of treatments.


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