Light Therapy For Elbow Pain
How Light Therapy Helps with Elbow Pain
Elbow pain is more common than you might think, especially in athletes like golfers, tennis players and baseball players. The elbow joint gets a lot of use in these types of sports, as well as in everyday life. Unfortunately, elbow pain doesn’t just affect one’s athletic performance; chronic joint pain can also make daily activities difficult or sometimes even impossible. Traditionally, however, the only treatments available were either invasive surgery or ineffective (and addictive) pain medications.
LED light therapy and low level laser therapy offer two effective alternatives to these old-hat methods. Both work to trigger the body’s innate healing mechanisms, giving it the tools it needs to reduce pain and repair the injured elbow on its own. In light therapy for elbow pain, red, blue and infrared light is applied to the elbow area, which stimulates the release of nitric oxide. This allows blood vessels to expand, take in more oxygen and reduce the pain signals going toward the brain. It also reduces overall inflammation, increases circulation and promotes faster healing.
LLLT treats the elbow with state-of-the-art laser technology. The beams penetrate deep layers of the skin, stimulating endorphin production and alleviating elbow pain almost immediately in some cases. Patients have reported as much as a 75-percent drop in pain levels after just one session. To learn more about LLLT or LED light therapy and how they can improve your elbow pain, contact Wellness Tech Solutions today.