By Appointment Only
Board-certified podiatrist Dr. Jonathan Huey practices five days a week between two Bay Area locations.
Weekdays 9:00AM - 5:00PM By Appointment Only
1 (510) 849-3800 Berkeley-Oakland
1 (925) 937-2222 Walnut Creek

MLS® Laser Therapy
For Foot & Ankle Pain


We use the most advanced medical laser available to stimulate your own body’s healing process and speed up your recovery so you can get your life back to normal.

Dr. Jonathan Huey uses MLS® Laser Therapy for pain and inflammation on a patient's heel.
Dr. Jonathan Huey uses MLS® Therapy Laser to reduce pain and inflammation on a patient's heel.

Why Choose Us for Cold Laser Therapy

Bay Area Foot & Laser Podiatry Group was one of the first to introduce MLS Laser Therapy for pain because we know how important fast relief and recovery is to you. We also know you want to avoid surgery if possible and the risk of addictive prescription painkillers. As your foot and ankle health partner, we’ve got your back—meaning you can take comfort in knowing we only recommend therapies that we feel confident about and think will benefit you.

Why We Like It

We like the MLS Therapy Laser not only because it’s 85-90% effective in relieving pain and inflammation but because of the consistent feedback we get from our patients. They tell us that they enjoy the ease and convenience of the sessions, can really feel the difference it makes after each visit, and love the positive results throughout their course of therapy. Some have even expressed they got their lives back because of it. Our patients who elect laser therapy are committed to getting better sooner and this advanced laser puts them on the fast track to recovery.

What is MLS Laser Therapy, exactly?

The Science behind the MLS Therapy Laser

MLS stands for MultiWave Locked System. It uses two lasers at once: one to ease pain and the other to reduce inflammation and swelling.

The MLS Therapy Laser generates two very specific wavelengths of light. The concentrated light energy is able to penetrate deeply to stimulate inter-cellular activity of your damaged cells; thereby, speeds up recovery. Once your damaged cells recover, the healing process is complete.

This technique is called cold laser therapy because your body tissue doesn’t need to be heated in order to stimulate healing. Cleared by the FDA in 2002, the MLS Therapy Laser uses a patented delivery system. The treatment is safe, non-invasive, painless and comfortable.


Up to 90% Effective

MLS Laser Therapy has been clinically proven to be highly effective for patients who complete their course of therapy. 85-90% of all patients will experience significant relief of their pain and inflammation.

Will MLS Laser Therapy work for me?

Most patients with musculoskeletal pain, inflammation, or arthritis report significant relief from treatments. Many who were scheduled for surgery were able to delay or cancel it because the therapy alleviated their condition and reduced or eliminated their pain. It also reduces post-operative pain and inflammation allowing you to heal much faster.

MLS Laser Therapy Packages

If your condition is minor, three treatments might be all you need. For most though, six are recommended. But if it's chronic, 10 are optimal. Sessions are scheduled once or twice a week.



E.g. Ankle Sprains, Joint Sprains, Post-Surgical Pain, Shin Splints



E.g. Bursitis, Plantar Fasciitis, Sesamoiditis, Tendinitis
Acute conditions can turn into chronic ones.



E.g. Arthritis, Joint & Muscle Pain, Morton’s Neuroma, Neuropathy

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers at your fingertips about MLS Laser Therapy at Bay Area Foot & Laser Podiatry Group

How does it work?

This advanced laser uses very specific therapeutic wavelengths of light to accelerate your body’s own healing process. It speeds the recovery of damaged cells and provides quick relief.

Is it safe and effective?

MLS® technology is FDA-cleared. It is safe, non-invasive, and has no negative side effects. It is 85-90% effective in relieving pain and inflammation.

Does it hurt or burn?

The treatment is painless. You might feel a slight warming sensation or nothing at all.

How long does it take?

The laser treatment itself takes about 10 minutes. The number of sessions that you’ll need depends on your diagnosis and the severity of your condition.

MLS® Laser Therapy for pain at Bay Area Foot & Laser Podiatry Group
When will I see improvement?

Most people experience positive results in one to three visits and continue to see improvement throughout their course of therapy. The effects are cumulative so it’s important to complete your treatment plan, or symptoms are likely to reoccur.

Is it covered by insurance?

Although MLS® Laser treatments aren’t covered by insurance, please keep in mind they’re actually less costly than the portion you would pay for invasive treatments covered by insurance. You can use your FSA, HSA, or Medical IRA if you have them.

How much does it cost?

We offer three-, six-, and 10-session laser therapy packages respectively for minor, acute, and chronic conditions. Each session is $50 whether it is part of your therapy package or for additional ones after you complete your package. Full payment of your package is due at the completion of your first session.

If You're Happy and You Know It

Stomp your feet for MLS Laser Therapy. We'd like to give a shout-out to everyone who put their trust in us to treat their foot and ankle pain and happily took the time to share their positive feedback.

5 stars

I’m glad Dr. Huey recommended MLS laser therapy for my chronic heel pain. Playing soccer is a big part of my life and I appreciate Dr. Huey for his commitment to getting me back on the field again.

MLS Laser Therapy Patient

Joubin’s Journey Back

He was staying active and fit until a new workout routine brought on an unexpected injury. Having been forced off his game for months, he finally tried something new to get back on track. Now, it’s game on.