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Laser Treatment Specialist

Vittori Foot & Ankle Specialist

Podiatry & Foot and Ankle Specialists located in Homer Glen, IL & Southwest Suburbs, New Lenox, IL

When you experience a foot or ankle injury or have an ongoing issue that traditional remedies — like over-the-counter medication and braces — won’t cure, laser treatments could be your best bet. At Vittori Foot & Ankle Specialist, Christopher Vittori, DPM, and Ameet Thakrar, DPM, provide laser treatments to people of all ages living in or around Homer Glen and New Lenox, Illinois. Find out whether laser treatment is suited for your condition today by scheduling a consultation through the online booking tool or calling the office today.

Laser Treatment Q & A

What is laser treatment?

Laser nail treatment is one of the most effective ways of getting rid of fungal infections. In fact, your podiatrist at Vittori Foot & Ankle Specialist might recommend laser therapy to quickly and painlessly eliminate your infection in less than 10 minutes. 

During a laser nail treatment appointment, your podiatrist passes light over the affected area until the fungal or viral infection has disappeared. Using deep-heating and pulsating light energy, the laser treatment enables your provider to eliminate the infection in a noninvasive and painless manner.

The laser treatment triggers an immune response that forces your body to reject the microbe and stimulate healthy nail growth. Typically, you can notice conclusive results within 10-12 weeks. This type of laser treatment also applies to the removal of warts. 

What is a toenail fungus?

Otherwise known as onychomycosis, toenail fungus refers to a fungal infection that produces yellow spots under the tip of your toenail. In some cases, a toenail fungus can cause your nail to discolor, thicken, and even crumble at the edges if left untreated. 

Usually, a toenail fungus doesn’t necessarily require treatment, but that is only the case if the infection is mild and does not cause any pain. If it does, your podiatrist at Vittori Foot & Ankle Specialist can recommend a series of laser treatments to eliminate it. 

What is a wart? 

Warts refer to small growths or patches of raised, bumpy skin. Generally speaking, warts can be painful, uncomfortable, and inconvenient if they are located on visible areas of the skin. 

Warts can develop on any area of the skin, though the most common type of wart in podiatry is a plantar wart. These typically occur on the weight-bearing parts of the foot and stem from a viral infection called human papillomavirus (HPV). Warts respond well to laser treatments.

What is neuropathy? 

Neuropathy refers to when the different nerves experience damage because of compression, pressure, or overexertion. 

Peripheral neuropathy affects 30-50% of the population with diabetes and can lead to a series of podiatric conditions that experts like those at Vittori Foot & Ankle Specialist can help you address and fix. 

People struggling with neuropathy often experience burning, numbness, tingling, or shooting and stabbing pain in the toes. Laser treatment is often effective in treating neuropathy.

How do laser treatments improve neuropathy?

If you are struggling with neuropathy, your provider might recommend cold laser treatment to address your neuropathic symptoms.

During your consultation at Vittori Foot & Ankle Specialist, your podiatrist uses a cold laser therapy treatment to stimulate blood circulation in the affected area, effectively delivering more nutrition and oxygen to damaged nerve fibers. 

Cold laser treatments are highly effective ways of helping you manage your pain and discomfort. 

Consider talking to a podiatrist at Vittori Foot & Ankle Specialist to discuss what laser treatments can do to help with your podiatric concerns. Book an appointment today through the online tool or by phone.