Light Therapy and Arthritis: All You Need to Know
If you suffer from pangs of arthritis, you’re not alone. In the US, almost 54 million people—24% of all adults—have this painful disease. 1 in 4 adults with arthritis is limited in their activities due to severe joint pain.
Red light therapy is a recently developed non-invasive treatment that is used to manage the pain and inflammation caused by arthritis. Many people also use red light therapy devices to treat skin concerns such as acne, aging, and discoloration.
Here’s all you need to know about arthritis and light therapy:
How does the color of the light affect arthritis treatment?
Light appears in different colors based on its wavelength. The human eye can only detect light with wavelengths ranging from 400 to 700 nanometers (nm). Since red light has one of the longest visible wavelengths, you can see its bright color. However, infrared red light lies beyond the spectrum and can’t be seen by the human eye.
Due to its differing wavelengths, red light can work on the surface of your skin, reducing inflammation, while infrared light can travel deeper. Light therapy devices are designed to manage pain and inflammation by combining red and infrared light to stimulate blood circulation and accelerate healing.
According to studies, red light produces a biochemical effect on your skin that strengthens mitochondria, the powerhouse of the cell. This energy-carrying molecule can boost cell repair and rejuvenate different parts of your body.
How does red light therapy work?
Low-light therapy penetrates multiple layers of your skin and reaches problem areas to enhance cell repair on a microscopic level. This painless treatment increases blood flow and cell activity to reduce the discomfort and inflammation caused by injuries and health conditions such as arthritis.
You can purchase portable red light therapy devices to rejuvenate your skin and enhance your joints' cell regrowth and regeneration activity. Since red light therapy doesn’t have severe risks, you can also use it in conjunction with other arthritis treatments such as DMARDs, NSAIDs, corticosteroids and painkillers.
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