Laser Treatments

Sarasota Foot Care Center

Podiatrists & Foot and Ankle Surgeons located in Sarasota, FL

The Remy Laser is a Class IV FDA cleared form of equipment used to treat a wide range of pathologies for our patients, providing quick and immediate treatment without the use of any form of anesthesia. Committed to helping patients get the relief they need, the podiatry team at Sarasota Foot Care Center, with two convenient office locations in Sarasota, Florida, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of various conditions related to the foot & ankle. They offer the entire spectrum of treatment options, from conservative medical care to cutting-edge procedures such as laser therapy. For relief from your pain & inflammation caused by anything such as arthritis & plantar fasciitis to fungal toenails & warts, call the office in Sarasota North or Gulf Gate Sarasota, or book an appointment online today. 


Laser Therapy Q & A

What is laser therapy?

The Remy laser is a Class IV device that is an advanced and highly effective noninvasive treatment method cleared by the FDA. It is utilized in scenarios to provide pain relief, accelerate healing, and decrease inflammation. Unlike cold laser therapy, the Remy laser provides a heated & soothing sensation.

When the light source is place against the skin, photons penetrate the soft tissue and stimulate the mitochondria (the energy producing part of the cell). This results in the restoration of normal cell funtion at an enhanced rate.  

What conditions can laser therapy treat?

The team at Sarasota Foot Care Center uses laser therapy to treat a variety of common foot and ankle problems, including:

  • Ankle Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Bunions
  • Foot pain
  • Gout
  • Neuroma
  • Heel pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Post-surgical care
  • Flat feet
  • Shin Splints 
  • Sprains & Tears
  • Wound Healing
  • Warts
  • Fungal Nails
  • Inflammation 

They also use laser therapy to provide treatment for sports injuries.

Is laser therapy safe?

Laser therapy is safe and usually well-tolerated. Does laser therapy relieve pain right away?

It usually takes a series  of separate appointments to experience pain relief from laser therapy, depending on the condition. 

Make sure to follow your provider’s recovery instructions and attend all of your follow-up appointments at Sarasota Foot Care Center.

How does treatment with laser therapy work?

The team at Sarasota Foot Care Center performs shockwave therapy onsite as an outpatient procedure. 

On the day of your appointment, you are positioned on an exam table. 


Laser therapy has an anti-edemic effect as it causes vasodilatation, but also because it activates the lymphatic drainage system (drains swollen areas),

As a result, there is a reduction in swelling caused by bruising or inflammation.

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.

Increased Metabolic Activity

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

Anti-Pain (Analgesic)

Laser therapy has a high beneficial effect on nerve cells which block pain transmitted by these cells to the brain and which decreases nerve sensitivity. Also, due to less inflammation, there is less edema and less pain.

Improved Vascular Activity

Laser light will significantly increase the formation of new capillaries in damaged tissue that speeds up the healing process, closes wounds quickly and reduces scar tissue.

Trigger Points and Acupuncture Points

Laser therapy stimulates muscle trigger points and acupuncture points on a non-invasive basis providing musculoskeletal pain relief.

Remy Laser Therapy for Fungal Nails

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 including;

• infection of other toenails

• infecting friends and family

• increased pain

• ingrown toenails

Laser therapy offers an effective, safe option for treating fungal toenail without the side effects of many oral medications.