The Globus Podcare laser therapy models, in addition to offering a variety of programs for the treatment of pathologies localized in all anatomical areas, have a large section dedicated to foot problems.
– Nail problems (Onychomycosis, Onychocryptosis)
– Dermatological problems (Ulcers, Skin wounds)
– Overload inflammatory musculokeletal problems (Plantar fasciitis, Metatarsalgia, Tendinopathies)
– Osteo-articular post-traumatic problems (Sprain injuries, Fractures)
– Blood vessels problems (Raynaud’s phenomenon)
– Nervous problems (Morton’s neuroma)
It is a fungal infection that mainly affects the toenails, which are the most exposed part to heat and humidity. The infection occurs with the maceration of keratin, which generally takes on a yellowish color. The laser creates a photothermal effect on the nail, consisting of laser light and progressive high-temperature heating, which eliminates the fungus from the nail.
NEUROMA DI MORTON
Morton’s neuroma consists in a thickening of the interdigital nerve due to perineural fibrosis, or the formation of fibrous scar tissue.
The cause of this fibrosis is the friction on the nerve of the metatarsal bones. Morton’s neuroma is located in the interdigital space between the third and fourth metatarsal, since at this level the metatarsal bones are more mobile.
The localization between the second and third metatarsus is less frequent, while the localizations in the remaining interdigital spaces are rare.
Laser therapy is used to reduce the pain under the foot (analgesic purpose) and to reduce the inflammation caused by the friction on the nerve of the metatarsal bones (anti-inflammatory purpose).