MLS Laser therapy

The remarkable healing power of MLS Laser therapy uses beams of light to heal. 

Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation

Reduce inflammation, relieve pain, trigger soft tissue repair, and support wound healing.

How does MLS Laser therapy work?

MLS laser is a safenon invasive and painless therapy for the treatment of pain, inflammation and swelling. Laser therapy can be used to treat muscle spasm and pain, hipknee, foot and back painsports injuries and more.

This laser treatment provides a proven way to manage both chronic and acute pain caused by musculoskeletal disorders and injuries as well as joint pain. The laser delivers pulsed and continuous wavelengths of 808nm and 905nm to the affected tissues to reduce pain and inflammation and promote healing.

The four main indications are:

  • Reducing muscle spasm and pain
  • Reducing tissue oedema/swelling
  • Decreases inflammation by reducing inflammatory cells and reducing tissue damage
  • Encourages wound healing – soft tissue repair occurs faster and stronger

Laser therapy uses light to stimulate and accelerate the body’s natural healing processes. The laser beam is moved over the skin so that the light energy (photons) penetrates the tissue where it interacts with various molecules that cause different biological effects. This reduces pain in the area and speeds recovery of damaged cells. MLS uses 808nm and 905nm energised light in both pulsed and continuous emission. This produces an efficient and synergistic effect to the deep tissues.

Light energy helps heal injuries and decrease pain by:

  • Stimulating cells to remove toxins
  • Allowing oxygen and food loads into the cell
  • Blocking pain signals in the brain and releasing endorphins and encephalin (natural painkillers)
  • Increasing the production and growth of cells, bringing blood flow into the area and accelerating the healing process
  • Jumpstarting the body’s own healing process by stimulating the mitochondria in the cells

Conditions we treat with MLS

Plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common types of heel pain. Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the plantar fascia. The plantar fascia is a strong band of ligamentous tissue that runs from the heel to the bones in the middle of the foot. The plantar fascia supports the arch of the foot and acts as the foot’s shock absorber. Plantar fasciitis is thought to be caused by repeated minor injuries to the fascia. The site of these injuries is normally near to where the plantar fascia attaches to the heel bone.


It is common for it to start in one heel and normally it is most painful when standing up first thing in the morning. The pain caused by plantar fasciitis often eases with activity but then worsens towards the end of the day, or after a long time on your feet. Plantar fasciitis mainly affects people over the age of 40 and is more common in women. It can, however, occur at any age. It is also common in athletes due to the increased stresses placed through the plantar fascia.


Your podiatrist will conduct a course of MLS laser -usually 6 sessions over a 3 week period. You will be given an exercise regime to conduct at home and you may be prescribed orthotics to wear in your shoes to improve your foot function and provide support.

Conditions we treat with MLS

Arthritic hands

Arthritis is a medical condition marked by the breakdown or inflammation of cartilage in joints, which is the tough, elastic tissue that protects the ends of bones. When the underlying bones begin to rub together, symptoms include pain, swelling, reduced range of motion and stiffness.


At Podology we have had great success with the treatment of arthritic hands. The MLS® laser should be considered for the relief of arthritic pain and stiffness, particularly since it has no known side effects and is non-invasive.


MLS® laser therapy, uses specific wavelengths of light to ease chronic and acute pain and speed healing. MLS® laser therapy treats pain and inflammation associated with joint conditions like arthritis.

Conditions we treat with MLS

Knee pain


If you are a knee pain sufferer, MLS laser therapy is a natural treatment that may be able to provide you with the relief you need. Having chronically sore knees makes it challenging to perform day-to-day activities, let alone play sports or exercise.


MLS stands for “multi-wave locked system.” This type of therapy for knee pain combines the best that low and high-powered lasers have to offer. MLS Laser treatment works by using wavelengths of 808-905 nanometers to penetrate the damaged knee tissue and promote healing. These wavelengths have been known to boost metabolic activity in the affected area, and reduce swelling.


After laser treatment, you can import energy more quickly and efficiently, which will help to speed up the healing response. Vasodilation, or the dilation of blood vessels, is activated and there is an increased lymphatic response, which lessens pain at the same time. Typically your podiatrist will suggest a course of 6 treatments over 3 weeks. You will be supplied with exercises to do at home and they may suggest prescription orthotics to wear in your shoes.

Conditions we treat with MLS

Foot and Ankle Pain

In our initial consultation we’ll identify the root cause of the problem and advise on the right course of treatment and management to help you get to a solution.


These are just some of the conditions that we see regularly in clinic:

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Heel pain
  • Shin splints
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • Hallux limitus / rigidus
  • Flat feet – pes planus 
  • High arches – pes cavus
  • Limb length discrepancies
  • Knee pain
  • Ankle pain and chronic instabilty
  • Hammer toes
  • Hypermobility

Whatever the condition our podiatrists are here to help


Here at Podology our team of podiatrists and beauty therapists are committed to providing the highest quality foot care services to our patients through evidence based practice.


Our team of HCPC registered and experienced podiatrists has the knowledge and expertise to diagnose and treat a wide range of foot conditions. We use the latest technology and techniques to ensure you receive the best care possible with the best outcomes.

Frequently asked questions

My pain has been there for a long time, can MLS Laser help me?

Yes, absolutely. Laser therapy is appropriate for both chronic (long term) and acute (new pain/injury) conditions.

Does it hurt? 

No, laser therapy with the MLS® Laser is completely pain free. The system is totally safe to use thanks to its unique safety system. Some patients have reported that that feeling of having the head of the laser machine moved over the area of pain is soothing and similar to a relaxing massage!

Is there anyone who can’t have MLS laser therapy?

​Laser therapy can be carried out on most people including children.

However, laser may be contraindicated in those who:

– Have cancer

– Are under the age of 16 and the area to be treated is over a growth plate (assessment can be given).

– Are pregnant

​If you’re unsure if laser is safe or appropriate for you, please get in touch using the form at the bottom of this page and we can have a chat.

What can MLS laser therapy be used to treat? 

MLS laser therapy can be used to treat many conditions including:

​Muscle spasm and pain



Strains and sprains

Back pain

Hip pain

Knee pain




Haematoma (bruising) and swelling




How many sessions will I need? 

Generally we recommend 3-6 sessions. Often acute conditions respond more quickly than chronic problems. Laser treatment – £65 per session.

The treatment is broken into three stages

  • Scan phase – moving the laser over the surrounding area and muscles since they are often also affected in their function and allows blood flow to the area to increase prior to treatment of the affected area [4-10 mins].
  • Pathology phase – treatment to the affected area – this may involve keeping the laser still over several points or moving the laser around the affected area [8-14 mins].
  • Trigger point treatments – the muscles often form knots and these trigger points can cause tension in other areas. These are released using the laser on these points [30 seconds per trigger point].


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