Light Therapy For Wrist Pain
How Light Therapy Helps with Wrist Pain
Wrist pain can occur for a number of reasons. One of the most common causes is carpal tunnel syndrome, a condition marked by tenderness, tingling, shooting pains and even numbness in the hand and fingers. Usually seen in patients who spend a lot of time typing, texting, writing or using their computer, rates of CTS are on the rise, and subsequently, so is wrist pain.
Unfortunately, traditional treatments for wrist pain and CTS are only limited to painful, invasive surgery or addictive drugs. LED light therapy offers an effective alternative to these less-than ideal solutions, allowing patients to tap into their body’s natural healing abilities for natural pain relief. By using light therapy for wrist pain and exposing their affected wrist or wrists to LED lights, patients can improve circulation, reduce inflammation, and give cells and tissues the nutrients they need to heal and repair themselves.
Low level laser therapy is another alternative treatment that has seen much success in wrist pain patients. In fact, according to Dr. Paul Silbert, chief of Neurology at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, laser therapy expedites cell repair, stimulates the immune, lymphatic and vascular systems, and reduces pain, inflammation and edema. When combined, these benefits decrease overall healing time – particularly in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome and repetitive stress injuries in the wrist.
To learn more about how laser or LED light therapy can improve your wrist pain, contact Wellness Tech Solutions today.