It has been reported that phototherapy can be used in combination with physiotherapy exercise to effectively reduce chronic pain in the majority of cases especially in the short term. The added capability of phototherapy to promote tissue healing can enhance physical rehabilitation and may lead to the resolution of MSDs/OA in the longer term.

LLLT for treating Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Author’s Conclusions: LLLT could be considered for short-term treatment for relief of pain and morning stiffness for RA patients, particularly since it has few side-effects.

More research about the benefits of Light Therapy (a.k.a. photobiomodulation) for Arthritis! “The properly selected wavelength and intensity of light beam were incident with great precision so that they would not affect unwanted cells, but inflamed activated cells were suppressed due to intense light energy following Methotrexate injection. Without invasion, IR LED PDT showed an effective and cheaper treatment solution …