Sci-fi Future: Laser Therapy in Modern Medicine
By Dr. Jeffrey Frederick
January 28, 2014
Category: Diabetes
Tags: ulcers   Robocop   laser therapy   diabetic  

Diabetes

Our culture is fascinated by the future and the possible leaps in technology, like laser guns, hover transports, and of course, robots. You only have to look at our movies to see evidence of our interest—like Robocop, in theaters February 7, 2014. In this movie, futuristic medicine makes it possible to save a police officer’s life by integrating machinery into his physical body, making him half human, half robot. He then continues to fight crime with impressive super-human abilities.

Of course, none of that is currently possible with our medicine and robotic technology, but that doesn’t mean sci-fi-like medical advances haven’t been made. One of these futuristic advancements has been treating wounds with laser therapy. By using an extremely precise wavelength, a low-level laser is able to decrease painful inflammation and encourage faster healing in the affected tissues.

This is great news for diabetic patients who develop slow-healing ulcers on their feet and ankles, especially if the problems are chronic. Simple and painless laser therapy can help relieve distress and improve recovery, so that you are able to get back on your feet again. So while modern medicine may not be up to Robocop standards yet, it certainly is making some fantastic advancements to help improve people’s lives.

If you’re struggling with foot or ankle pain of any kind, especially if you’re diabetic, don’t wait and allow the problem to get worse. You can eliminate your discomfort now and work on restoring your lower limbs to health by having your condition treated. Contact NorthPointe Foot & Ankle in Berkley for more information or an appointment to take care of your body. Call (248) 545-0100 or visit our online contact page to reach us.

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