If you’re constantly being sidelined by things like knee pain, light therapy offers effective knee pain treatment.
Light therapy before exercise optimizes the way your body uses oxygen during aerobic exercise, helping save energy. By reducing the body’s “oxygen deficit” before exercise, your body can start using oxygen more quickly when starting aerobic exercise, increasing endurance and enabling you to go longer during an aerobic workout.
Aerobic exercise isn’t the only kind that can benefit from light therapy. Strength–based exercise can be improved as well. That same increase in endurance that allows the body to endure aerobic exercise longer, translates to a delay in muscle fatigues when performing repetitions of a strengthening exercise.
In short, by reducing oxidative stress, light therapy allows the body to more efficiently use oxygen, increasing endurance, preserving strength and delaying muscle fatigue.
Receiving light therapy after exercise has been shown to aid in recovery. By reducing inflammation and the buildup of oxidative chemicals — both of which can damage your body — light therapy decreases muscle soreness and speeds up muscle recovery. Whereas without light therapy, you may experience some strength loss and a decrease of a range of motion after an intense workout, light therapy helps slow down strength loss and helps to increase your range of motion.
Whether you’ve sustained an injury because of exercise, or you deal with pain that often prevents you from working out as much as you’d like to, light therapy can help.
Similar to how light therapy can assist your body in recovering from a workout by decreasing inflammation and oxidative stress, those same benefits can treat ailments such as back pain, knee pain or other injuries to muscles and tendons.
You don’t have to be a professional athlete to want to increase your performance during exercise, and everyone can benefit from better recovery post–exercise. Try light therapy today to increase performance, recover better, or even as an option for knee pain treatment.
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When light that is in the red, near infrared, and infrared spectra is applied to the body, inflammation and pain are decreased, and healing is accelerated. Light therapy does this by reducing excessive oxidative stress at the cellular level with no documented nor reported negative side effects.
From folks who are suffering from chronic pain (light therapy can alleviate pain without drugs) to people who want to get more out of their training (light therapy can help increase performance and decrease recovery time).
Clinical trials and 4000 laboratory studies demonstrate that light therapy (also called photobiomodulation) has no negative side effects. It has been proven to heal soft tissue injuries, help with TBI, relieve pain without using harmful drugs and painkillers. For more evidence based information please see our BLOG.