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Zap Away Injuries and Pain With MLS Laser Therapy

Jason needs the use of his hands to work in his shop, but his trigger finger keeps him from finishing many of his tasks. Zora has suffered from debilitating back pain for years and wants to enjoy her life again. Tyler suffered a bad ankle sprain during his basketball game, but his team needs it to heal quickly so he can go up against the school’s rival this weekend.

For these patients, and many others with physical conditions and injuries that affect their quality of life, there is one goal – a rapid return to their active life.

Sometimes surgery is the only choice. Other times, you have options.

We are pleased to offer our patients an alternative to injections and other invasive treatments with MLS Laser Therapy. Laser therapy is a painless, drug-less, noninvasive way to help you recover from painful and costly injuries and conditions. Laser therapy is an effective alternative to other treatments, especially when you are in too much pain to tolerate other traditional methods of treatment.

How does it work?

In simple terms, laser energy kick-starts the healing process and decreases pain at the same time. Photons of laser energy penetrate deeply into tissue and accelerate cellular reproduction and growth. Once absorbed by the body, the specific wavelengths of light that the laser uses promotes a cascade of cellular activity, including: igniting the production of enzymes; stimulating mitochondria and ATP synthesis; increasing vasodilation and lymphatic drainage; and elevating collagen formation substances to prevent the formation of scar tissues.

Laser energy kick-starts the healing process and decreases pain at the same time

As a result of exposure to the MLS Laser, the cells of tendons, ligaments, and muscles can repair themselves up to 30% faster, getting you back to your normal life quickly and safely!

Has this technology been scientifically studied and proven?

Laser therapy has been widely utilized in Europe by physical therapists, nurses, and doctors as far back as the 1970's. After FDA approval in 2003, laser therapy began being used widely in the United States. Since then, over three thousand studies have proven its effectiveness in treating many conditions.

What makes MLS Laser Therapy different from other laser treatments?

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The Cutting Edge MLS M6 Laser is one of the most technologically advanced therapeutic Class IV lasers approved by the FDA. Short for “Multi-Wave Lock System”, MLS is a patented technology that utilizes a combination of wavelengths that are synchronized to work together. The MLS Laser is capable of delivering over 100x more healing energy than the most powerful devices of the previous generation. More power means shorter treatment times, less therapy needed and immediate pain relief.

How many treatments will I need to get better?

The number of treatments prescribed depends on the nature of the condition being treated. Like antibiotics, each treatment is cumulative in its effectiveness, building off the previous treatments. For patients with acute pain or injuries, and those healing for surgery, six treatments over two weeks can help heal what may have taken three to four weeks with normal therapy. That can be a lifetime for young athletes who would end up missing a quarter of their season. For more chronic conditions, like arthritis and tendinitis, more sessions are needed to yield better results and are often treated twelve times over six weeks.


MLS Laser Therapy is a non-invasive technique for treating injuries like strains, sprains, and even general inflammation. This amazing treatment option is a non-invasive, safe, and effective treatment modality that utilizes light to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and promote wound healing and soft tissue repair. We invite you to call us at 703.433.2500 to schedule your first session, or click here to request an appointment online. To stay up-to-date on the latest news and tips from us, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram, and sign up for our monthly newsletter for even more information sent straight to your inbox!



Arthritis & Sports is the premier orthopaedics practice in Northern Virginia. Our team of specialty-trained physicians offers the latest treatment options for the full spectrum of orthopaedic sub-specialties - all under one roof.


From nonsurgical treatments like orthobiologics and physical therapy, to massage therapy and  nutrition counseling, we are dedicated to providing you with exceptional care from injury through rehabilitation.

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