Approximately 2 million patients are treated for foot pain every year. This can occur when the strong band of tissue that supports the arch of your foot becomes irritated and inflamed. The body's natural response to injury is inflammation, which results in the heel pain and stiffness. Information provided by American Academy of Orthodepic Surgeons.
The red and infrared diodes cause an increase in local circulation as measured by a Scanning Laser Doppler manufactured by Moor Instruments. Brighter colors indicate increased circulation.
The images were obtained on the feet of 4 individuals. As expected, each person has a baseline blood flow (circulation) which is unique and thus the magnitude of their response to light therapy is also unique. Age, disease status, exercise status and weight, are among variables that determine baseline flow. These four individuals demonstrate different baseline blood flows and EACH had an increase in blood flow following treatment.