LED Light Force Therapy Devices for Pain Relief
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!
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.
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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!