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Treatment of Sports Related Pain
Looking at Light Therapy for the Effective Treatment of Sports-Related Pain
As any player, casual or professional, of any type of sport would know, injuries are part and parcel of living an active life and partaking in physical activities. These injuries can range from small skin grazes or bruises to inflammation caused by the overuse of a joint, and even something as severe as a torn muscle. While the temptation exists to return to the activity as soon as possible, all athletes also know that patience is key to successful recovery. Light therapy can be an effective supporting treatment of sports-related pain to help speed up this healing process.
Clinical studies have repeatedly shown positive results related to the effect of light therapy (or phototherapy) when applied as treatment for the reduction of inflammation, the healing of wounds, and pain management – all conditions associated with sports-related injuries. What makes it even more suitable for the treatment of sports-related pain, is the fact that it is completely non-invasive, and the application is gentle, so it is suitable for repeated or frequent use. Additionally, it does not introduce any substances into the body that could interact with other medication or activities or be considered as a prohibited substance within performance sport circles.
How Treatment with Light Therapy Works
Typically, sports-related injuries cause a non-chronic (acute) pain, which refers to pain that tends to last for three to six months or less, or that is directly related to soft tissue damage (e.g. a sprained ankle or paper cut). It is of short duration and gradually resolves as the injured tissue heals.
There are many causes of this type of injury to varying degrees – some even experienced on a daily basis. Common causes include soft tissue injury due to overuse; joint injuries due to strains, sprains, or fractures; and normal bumps or bruises.
Photizo Sport’s LED light therapy uses red and infrared light at specific frequencies and wavelengths for accelerated healing. When infrared light is administered, it reduces sensitivity of neural pathways and causes the body to release endorphins that provide a non-toxic, natural form of pain relief.
LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) are specifically used for their utter convenience in producing light at specific wavelengths, as several studies have established that it is specifically the wavelength that determines the therapeutic effect of light. Furthermore, LEDs do not deliver enough power to damage the tissue, but they do deliver enough energy to promote natural healing.
If you are looking for an effective treatment of sports-related pain that you can use frequently as needed, get your Photizo Sport light therapy device right now.