Red Light Therapy and Osteoarthritis Knee Pain

Osteoarthritis (O.A.) pain does not only affect elderly people but a young population as well. The chronic inflammation that occurs in O.A. accelerates joint damage. This inflammation contributes to a greater or lesser extend to occurring symptoms.

Knee pain is one of the most common and most impacting symptoms and can severely diminish quality of life. Besides pain, restriction of movement is also a common symptom.

Acute inflammation is part of the natural healing process. The chronic inflammation associated with O.A. must be reduced to promote healing and reduce symptoms.

Red Light Therapy for O.A.-inflammation alleviates the chronic inflammation by increasing blood flow to the damaged tissue. Red Light Therapy also stimulates collagen production. Collagen is an important component in cartilage, the connective tissue in joints.

Red Light Therapy can be an effective and valuable tool in addressing and treating Osteoarthritis.
It can be used directly as pain relief, but also as a preparation for, for example, exercises. Red Light Therapy can be used in both the acute and chronic phase of O.A. symptoms.

by Marco van der Steen
Reviiv Light SAB | Scientific Advisory Board

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Marco van der Steen

Marco van der Steen

Reviiv Scientific Advisory Board [SAB]
Sports Physical Therapist

Marco has been keeping professional athletes on the field for the better part of 3 decades. He's currently in Austria with the bulldogs football team. He's got 2 grown sons who are also in the family business of keeping people healthy.
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