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We take our hands for granted but when they are crippled by arthritis we realise just how important they are in our daily lives. Arthritis is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide. Usually associated with the elderly, arthritis is, in fact, a disability affecting different ages and genders.
Arthritis symptoms include pain, inflammation, stiffness, and swelling in or around the joints. This pain can make even the simplest everyday tasks a struggle and can sometimes severely limit physical activities.
There are two main types of arthritis – Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis. The main difference in the types of arthritis, is how it develops but most forms of arthritis lead to similar symptoms – painful, swollen and stiff joints, which eventually reduce a person’s overall mobility.
How will light therapy help treat arthritis pain in the wrists?
Photizo Pain Relief will help to:
- Reduce pro-inflammatory cytokines and increase anti-inflammatory cytokines
- Reduce inflammation by modulating inflammatory cells
- Reduce muscle spasm and stiffness
- Increase quality of sleep.
The key characteristic of red and infrared light is:
- its ability to penetrate deep into the body, providing better relief from conditions associated with chronic pain.
- It is safe, natural, non-invasive, and painless.
Since red and infrared light therapy enhances and improves blood circulation in the skin and other parts of the body, it can bring oxygen and nutrients to injured tissues, promoting healing. It helps ease pain, relieve inflammation, and protect against oxidative stress.
Light therapy works by causing a biochemical effect in cells that strengthen the mitochondria. The mitochondria are the powerhouse of the cell. A cell’s energy is created in the mitochondria as adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Greater ATP production results in more energy for the cell to function more efficiently and repair damage.
These wavelengths of light are able to penetrate into cells and activate the mitochondria. This activation directly leads to increased cellular energy production. The mitochondria are the batteries that fuel all the processes of the organs and are critical to health, disease prevention, energy levels, and longevity.