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Red Light Therapy For Inflammation & Pain

Red light therapy is becoming increasingly popular as a natural and non-invasive way to reduce inflammation. This form of therapy uses a low-level laser or light-emitting diodes (LEDs). It emits specific wavelengths of red light directly in various areas affected by inflammation. Research has shown that this therapy can help reduce inflammation. As well as:

  • Improve muscle and joint pain
  • Provide cellular regeneration
  • Reduce oxidative stress 
  • Improve wound healing  
  • Increase blood flow

Red light therapy can be used to help treat a wide range of inflammatory conditions. Some of the conditions include:

  • Arthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Acute pain or chronic pain
  • Acute inflammation or chronic inflammation
  • Joint pain
  • Inflammatory diseases

When using red light, it should get applied directly to the inflamed area. This will help to stimulate cellular repair processes and reduce inflammation. This process works by increasing oxygen levels in the cells. 

It is promoting the production of molecules called cytokines. We know that cytokines play a vital role in inflammation. Additionally, red light therapy can help reduce pain and stiffness. This is because there is an increased production of hormones (endorphins) that act as anti-inflammatory drugs.

So why is inflammation prevention critical? It’s thought to be responsible for nearly all chronic diseases that affect more than 133 million Americans. That’s roughly 40% of the population of the United States according to the CDC.

How Red Light Therapy Helps Inflammation

Red light therapy works by penetrating the skin and stimulating cells within our body. This stimulation causes a biochemical reaction. This reaction then signals the cells to produce energy, promoting healing.

But that’s not all, red light also helps promote new collagen production. This helps to reduce inflammation and improve the elasticity of the skin. It also allows for increased blood circulation throughout the affected area. And if that wasn’t enough it also permits increased oxygenation and nutrient delivery. The bottom line is that improved blood flow can help reduce inflammation, allowing faster healing of the area.

Red Light Therapy For Inflammation & Pain

Because Red light therapy is also thought to have anti-inflammatory effects. This helps to reduce swelling and pain from chronic conditions such as arthritis. Red light helps reduce the production of pro-inflammatory molecules. It also increases the production of anti-inflammatory molecules. This can help to reduce pain and inflammation in the affected area. This could lead to improved mobility and quality of life.

Benefits of Red Light Therapy for Inflammation

The benefits of red light therapy for inflammation are numerous. It is non-invasive, natural, and generally safe with few side effects. It can help to:

  • Reduce inflammation
  • Improve circulation
  • Reduce pain and stiffness  
  • Promote cellular regeneration
  • Reduce oxidative stress 
  • Promote blood flow
  • Reduce joint pain
  • Relieve pain

You can also use it as an alternative or complement to traditional therapies. This can help manage your inflammation more effectively. Red light therapy is a safe and natural way to reduce inflammation. It is worth considering as an option for managing inflammatory conditions.

Red Light Therapy for Swelling

Red light therapy may also be used to reduce swelling caused by injury or chronic conditions. By working to decrease the production of pro-inflammatory molecules, like prostaglandins, and increase anti-inflammatory ones instead, this treatment helps reduce inflammation and swelling. This leads to a faster healing process and more agility overall. It can also help to reduce pain associated with swelling and inflammation. 

By reducing swelling, red light therapy can improve blood circulation in the affected area. This helps to deliver oxygen and nutrients more efficiently, which in turn helps promote cell renewal and healing. Reducing swelling may also help to improve the mobility and flexibility of the joint or muscle, allowing you to move more freely. 

It is important to note that red light therapy may be beneficial in reducing inflammation. It should not be a substitute for medical treatment.

Red Light Therapy for Pain

Red light therapy might just be the answer to all of your aching woes! It can help to reduce inflammation and stiffness while increasing circulation.

But don’t just take it from us. According to the National Library of Medicine, red and near-infrared light helps stimulate healing, relieve pain, and reduce inflammation.


The amount of light required to help with inflammation will depend on the condition and severity. Generally, we recommend  6-8 minutes of red light therapy per area at least 2-3 times a week for best results.

The effects of red light therapy on inflammation will vary from person to person. Generally, it may take several weeks or months before you start to see results. It is important to be consistent with your treatments and follow the recommended protocol for the best results. 

Red light therapy can help reduce inflammation and swelling in the joints. This can lead to improved mobility and flexibility. Additionally, it may improve circulation, allowing more oxygen and nutrients to reach the area for faster healing. 

You may begin to notice reduced pain and stiffness, as well as improved mobility, flexibility, and function in the affected area. Additionally, you may also have increased energy levels, improved sleep, and enhanced mood. These are all signs that red light therapy is working to reduce your inflammation. 

Yes, red light therapy is considered to be safe and non-invasive with few side effects. It is important to follow the recommended protocol for the best results. Always consult your doctor before starting any type of treatment. 

In general, there are few side effects associated with red light therapy. Mild skin irritation may occur in rare cases, but this usually resolves within a few hours. It is important to follow the recommended protocol for the best results.

How iCRYO Can Help

Here at iCRYO we offer red light therapy services. We want to help you feel your best! We know that treating inflammation can be difficult, that’s why we have red light therapy treatments. 

Our certified technicians can help provide you with an individualized plan. Schedule an appointment at your local iCRYO or contact us today to see how we can help!