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LED Light Force Therapy Devices for Pain Relief

Updated on May 17, 2018

LED Light Therapy as Rotator Cuff Injury Treatment

I have rotator cuff injuries in both shoulders. This is a situation that can get quite painful and interfere with activities of daily living and even with sleeping.

When this problem first began (several years ago) I was experiencing quite a bit of intense pain. Neither aspirin, heat, nor ice helped. Since I don't have health insurance or health coverage of any kind, it is up to me to find ways to deal with any medical need I might have. Surgery is out of the question.

I saw an ad in one of the catalogs I receive for an Infrared LED Light Therapy device for pain relief. The reviews were favorable, and the company that puts out the catalog is reliable, so I decided to order the unit (at $60) and give it a try.

LED Light Therapy for Pain is Comforting and Effective!

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Title LED: Attribution License: Photographer Meme!: Date Feb 22, 2004

My LED Deep Penetrating Light Therapy Unit is a Winner!

When I received my LED unit, I tried it immediately. The instructions said to choose the level of pain relief needed and set the dial for RELAXATION, IMPROVE CIRCULATION, DULL ACHE,PERSISTENT PAIN or .

I selected PERSISTENT PAIN and applied the unit directly to my shoulders for 15 minutes each as directed. I have to say that I felt some immediate relief.

Even though the infrared LED light therapy product is described as delivering "deep heat' to muscles and tendons, the unit does not get hot to the touch. It really just barely feels warm, yet it is very effective.

Complete Pain Relief in Just a Couple of Days!

That night, I repeated the LED treatment before going to bed. I set the unit beside my bed so I could use it during the night as needed. For the first couple of days, I used it several times each night when awakened by pain.

After a couple of days, my pain was gone. I still feel pain if I apply excessive stress to my shoulders by lifting or reaching too much, but for activities of daily living, and for sleeping, I now have no pain.

I use my LED light treatment unit once each evening for 15 minutes on each shoulder before going to bed. It is easy to do this while I am reading. The unit has a long cord that makes this very convenient.

The information accompanying the LED Light Therapy unit says that it is effective for treating arthritis pain, and I would not be surprised if it was not very effective for that. I think it might also be very good for treating menstrual cramps.

Light Therapy Systems

The unit I got came from Light Force Therapy via a catalog company called AmeriMark. I have located several light relief/infrared pain relief models at Amazon that are very similar in construction and cost to the ones I have. I have both of these:

Light Force Therapy Device Handheld Model LFT9000
This one has a handle and is fairly large overall.

Light Force Therapy LFT9000 Pain Relief System
This one has no handle and is more streamlined and a bit easier to use.

Both of these models have the same size treatment area and the same functions, so your choice is really just a matter of pocketbook and preference. The unit with the handle is significantly less expensive than the handle-less model.

I also have one of these devices:

Light Relief Infrared Pain Relief Device

I keep this next to the chair I usually sit in to read or watch TV. It has a slim, removable pad that provides both light and heat. It's very convenient to use, but unfortunately, it seems it is not currently available on Amazon. If you happen to find one elsewhere, or it becomes available on Amazon again in the future, I'd recommend it.


LED Light Therapy is a Great Alternative to Drugs or Surgery!

I really cannot recommend LED light therapy for pain highly enough. I was really concerned that the pain in my shoulders would disable me, but after my LED unit for a very short time, I am completely free of pain.

This simple, inexpensive, pleasant treatment is certainly preferable to being strung along on pain killers or simply suffering. While I understand that rotator cuff surgery is supposed to be some kind of miracle, as I said, it is not an option for me and perhaps this effective, non-invasive treatment is even better!

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  • justmesuzanne profile imageAUTHOR


    4 years ago from Texas

    Thanks! :)

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    Devika Primić 

    4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

    Informative and so interesting.

  • justmesuzanne profile imageAUTHOR


    5 years ago from Texas

    Many thanks! :)

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    Indian Chef 

    5 years ago from New Delhi India

    Very interesting hub. voting up and awesome.

  • justmesuzanne profile imageAUTHOR


    5 years ago from Texas

    Thanks! I really love this product. I wouldn't be able to function without it! :)

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    Peggy Woods 

    5 years ago from Houston, Texas

    Going to pin this to my health related subjects board so that more people can learn about this.

  • justmesuzanne profile imageAUTHOR


    5 years ago from Texas

    Thanks Peggy! Yes, in fact I just bought a second one as a backup. My first one came from one of those catalogs that sell stuff for old folks, and it was really inexpensive. Apparently, it was an early model that had problems with the power cord connection because I have had to ask my uncle to fix that connection multiple times. On the days I had to do without it while waiting for him to fix it, I experienced quite a bit of pain.

    I ordered the second one from Amazon, and it was about $30 more than the first one. It has a sturdier connection, so I don't think I'll have problems with that. So now I have two, just in case one goes down. I like having one in my bedroom and one by my TV watching chair! :)

    These are great for any kind of pain. For example, if you have a stomach ache, you can just rest the LED device over the pain for 15 minutes, and it will resolve. Using LED device on your stomach to soothe you and help you sleep is one of the recommended uses, and it really works!

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    Peggy Woods 

    5 years ago from Houston, Texas

    This is wonderful information to know! Many of us have aches and pains and it is good to know that a product like this works so well. Might just order one and give it a try. Thanks for writing this. Up, useful, interesting votes and sharing.

  • justmesuzanne profile imageAUTHOR


    7 years ago from Texas

    Thanks, I hope it's helpful to you! :)

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    Dianne Tyndall 

    7 years ago from Sanderson, Texas

    I have been suffering with terrible pain in my back for years and just lately my elbow-neck-shoulder, the doctor said tennis elbow then X ray showed arthritis in my neck and shoulder, medication does not work. Thank you for writing this hub you have given me hope for a pain-free future.

  • justmesuzanne profile imageAUTHOR


    7 years ago from Texas

    My pleasure! :)

  • RTalloni profile image


    7 years ago from the short journey

    Very interesting, especially with your personal experience to verify the product. Thanks!

  • justmesuzanne profile imageAUTHOR


    8 years ago from Texas

    Thanks! I don't know how it works! I'm just glad it does! :)

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    8 years ago

    Wow, this is an amazing. I never knew LED lights could relieve pain. How does this work? At least it is helping with your daily living. I hope that you continue to feel better and are eventually pain free. Take care of yourself and thanks for this useful info. Rated up and useful.

  • ChristineVianello profile image


    8 years ago from Philadelphia

    Wow, this sounds really interesting.

  • justmesuzanne profile imageAUTHOR


    8 years ago from Texas

    Thank you, Kevin. I tried to find a website for you, but all my searches came up with a "spoof" site.

    To go to the Light Force website, click on KEVIN SULLIVAN in the message above.

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    Kevin Sullivan  

    8 years ago

    My mother was the original inventor of the LFT9000 over 20 years ago. We have also added sound therapy and 'proprietary protocols' that enhance the body and mind even more effectively and efficiently. If you have any questions or would like to know more, please call us.

  • justmesuzanne profile imageAUTHOR


    8 years ago from Texas

    Great! I think you will really like it! I know I do! :)

  • cwarden profile image


    8 years ago from USA

    I have been looking for alternatives to ibuprofen. I will take a closer look at this now. Thanks!

  • justmesuzanne profile imageAUTHOR


    8 years ago from Texas

    Thanks for your comments. I would definitely recommend this for any pain because it seems to have healing qualities, not just soothing qualities.

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    TINA V 

    8 years ago

    I haven't tried this LED Light Therapy, but it sounds interesting. Thank you for sharing your experience.

    In my case, I use the Advanced ThermiPaq Therapeutic Hot & Cold Pad whenever I have back, shoulder or any body pain. This is good for soothing pain relief. Just heat the pad in the microwave for approximate 3 to 4 minutes, and then use it as a hot compress. I also find it very effective.

    Enjoy your week!

  • PaperNotes profile image


    8 years ago

    Good that you found a really effective treatment for your pains. I have been hearing about this light therapy but I have not really given it a serious thought or reading. Thanks for sharing this, now I am wondering if I should also avail of that Led unit too.

  • justmesuzanne profile imageAUTHOR


    8 years ago from Texas

    Give it a try! I'm sure you will like it! :)

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    Don A. Hoglund 

    8 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

    It sounds interesting. I do not have any great pain now but I have become allergic to aspirin and related products. The pain killers if I do need them arre getting limited.

  • justmesuzanne profile imageAUTHOR


    8 years ago from Texas

    Yes, it can be used for any pain. I think there is a flexible pad type that would probably be good for necks!

  • VioletSun profile image


    8 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

    Wow, this sounds promising! Will send the information to a friend who has neck pain for years, to the point of it becoming a disability... perhaps it can also be used for the neck?

    Rate up!


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