Ease Your Shoulder Aches, Pains, and Stiffness with Red Light/Infrared Therapy

Apr 4, 2022 | Laurie Velger

Medically reviewed by Karen Wolters, RN and Joanna Fearnley, LPN

Did you know that “the shoulder is the most moveable joint in the body?”[1] But it is unstable and prone to injury “Because the ball of the upper arm is larger than the socket of the shoulder….” [2]

Unfortunately, this simple fact about the human body makes everyone susceptible to a shoulder injury at some point in life.

Red Light Therapy Shoulder Pad
HealthLight Red Light Therapy Shoulder Pad

Common shoulder problems like rotator cuff tendonitis and injuries, frozen shoulder, swimmer’s shoulder, snapping scapula syndrome, shoulder bursitis, and rheumatoid arthritis can be debilitating, for the pain associated with any type of shoulder injury can be brutal.

And to make matters worse, on top of the pain, the limited range of motion, muscle weakness, and soft tissue swelling can have a dramatic impact on your quality of life. What can help?

Medical Treatment vs. Red Light Therapy

Traditional medical treatment for shoulder issues range from over-the-counter pain relievers and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications and muscle relaxants for non-acute conditions, to lidocaine or corticosteroid injections for acute and chronic conditions.

And in instances of more serious problems, doctors may prescribe partial and even entire shoulder joint replacement (arthroplasty) surgery.

Shoulder Light Therapy Pad
Enhance workout with a Red Light Therapy Shoulder Pad

But there is a much more natural approach for relieving shoulder pain.

Non-invasive Red Light/Infrared Therapy can bring fast-acting and effective relief from shoulder aches, pains, and stiffness without the long list of negative side effects so common today with pharmaceutical drugs, and the risks and pain of injections and/or surgery.

In addition to pain relief, Red Light/Infrared Therapy also increases circulation, reduces swelling, and stimulates, accelerates, and supports the body’s own innate healing processes to gradually regenerate nerves and tissues – an important beneficial outcome which pain relievers and muscle relaxants cannot achieve.

For science has discovered that “…low doses of light have demonstrated the ability to heal skin, nerves, tendons, cartilage and bones.”

[3] Just a simple and relaxing twenty-minute therapy session can effectively reduce pain and stiffness, improving shoulder joint range of motion — and putting you on the path to the return of arm function.

Best Therapy Pads for Shoulders

When choosing a Red Light/Infrared Therapy system for treating shoulder issues, it is most important that the therapy pads cover the entire shoulder area. HealthLight, a US manufacturer of professional medical-grade light therapy systems, offers 5 different LED therapy pads that are excellent for treating the shoulder. And as all HealthLight pads are flexible, this makes them also versatile – meaning that the same therapy pad can be used to treat many additional areas of the body as shown on this chart:

Choose HealthLight

From the soles of your feet all the way up to your shoulders and neck, Red Light/Infrared Therapy can benefit your body. Light therapy brings fast, effective, and dependable relief from aches, pains, and stiffness, and accelerates your body’s own innate healing processes.

Shoulder Pad at Home
Use the HeallthLight Shoulder Pad at Home

HealthLight makes the most powerful clinical strength LED Red Light/Infrared Therapy systems available in today’s marketplace. LED Light Therapy systems from HealthLight are durable, high quality medical-grade devices for both clinics and consumers that deliver the optimum amount of joules for the best therapeutic outcomes.

HealthLight offers a variety of red light systems to meet the needs of any individual, family, or health clinic. When choosing Red Light/Infrared Therapy equipment — choose HealthLight!


[1] https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/shoulder-pain-and-problems

[2] Ibid.

[3] Cotler, Howard B. et al. The Use of Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) For Musculoskeletal Pain. MOJ Orthop Rheumatol. 2015 ; 2(5): . doi:10.15406/mojor.2015.02.00068, p. 4.


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