Infrared Light Therapy for Elbow Pain – Which Pads Work Best? 

Feb 13, 2023 | Tori Breillat

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

Red Light Therapy For Elbow Pain

Whether it’s the cartilage, tricep tendon, humerus or ulna, your elbows can encounter various issues that cause pain, which is when red light therapy for elbow pain becomes vital for your wellbeing. Elbow injuries can include sprains, fractures, or even chronic diseases like arthritis and tennis elbow. But regardless of the cause, is there anything available today that can help relieve both pain and poor sensation in the elbows?

Elbow injuries often occur while doing physical activities, although you can even become injured from sleeping incorrectly. Inflammation in the elbow, regardless of the origin, can be helped by red light therapy which will relieve pain in the elbow area.

If you’re experiencing elbow pain, whether it’s chronic or acute, you need to try infrared light therapy for elbows!


Infrared Light Therapy Is The Perfect Solution for Elbow Pain

Red light therapy is an emerging science and a “fast-growing technology used to treat a multitude of conditions that require stimulation of healing, relief of pain and inflammation, and restoration of function.”[1]  Those suffering with elbow pain know that the restoration of arm mobility is vital to maintain positive mental wellbeing. Luckily, red light therapy for elbows has been proven to be effective time and time again.

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HealthLight’s Red light therapy pads are Class II Medical Devices and have been granted FDA clearance for their ability to relive pain throughout the body, increase blood circulation, relax muscles, relieve muscle spasms and relieve the aches and stiffness caused by arthritis. Elbow pain reduces your ability to perform daily tasks and live your life, so red light therapy for elbow pain has been developed to help you live without invasive treatment.

The causes of elbow pain can be grouped as follows:

  • Inflammation – elbow bursitis, arthritis, infection, & gout
  • Wear and tear – osteoarthritis
  • Injury – fractures, dislocations, tears and sprains

You can facilitate your body’s healing ability by using red light therapy. If you’re experiencing any of the above, try red light therapy.


Improve Circulation to Relieve Elbow Pain

Scientific studies confirm that increasing circulation in your elbow is “…beneficial for relieving pain and can accelerate the body’s ability to heal itself.”[2] Red light therapy elbow pads help support your body while it is healing, help the body to repair itself and also help restore feeling and sensation in your elbow. Regular usage leads to better arm mobility.


The Benefits of Red Light Therapy For Elbows

Red light therapy pad for elbow usage

LED Light Therapy elbow pads use light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to produce light waves in the visible and infrared spectrum that painlessly penetrate the skin and are absorbed by the body. Infrared (IR) light waves have a beneficial effect on nerves.  Science has discovered that, “Nerve cells respond particularly well to IR….”[3] and that IR “…can induce neural stimulation effects as well as promoting a wide range of therapeutic benefits in cells or tissues.”[4]  This is the perfect solution for those suffering with elbow pain.

Infrared light therapy is a safe and effective non-invasive solution for elbow pain

Infrared light therapy also has a pain-relieving effect. It works by blocking pain signals from reaching the brain, which can help to reduce pain and improve mobility. The most effective way to combat painful elbow conditions is to partake in frequent light therapy sessions in the comfort of your own home. We recommend twice a day for at lease 20 minutes for best results. HealthLight are a leading American manufacturer of light therapy pads for elbows that are FDA-cleared.

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Long 180 Diode Pad:

This pad features 180 LEDs: 80 red (630 nm) and 100 infrared (850 nm).  At 16”x 5”, this highly flexible long and narrow pad can be used by wrapping around the elbow.

The Long 180 infrared light pad is also available with blue, red, and infrared LEDs for the same price.

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Small 90 Diode Pad:

The size and rectangular shape of the small 90 infrared light pad make it perfect for treating just the elbow. Simply wrap the pad around your elbow using the Velcro straps, and it will cover the full area.  At 9.8” x 4.5”, this pad features 90 LEDs: 50 infrared (950 nm) and 40 red (630 nm).

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Elbow Pain Doesn’t Have to Impede on your Day-to-day Life

Using red light therapy for elbows is an easy way to improve your physical and mental wellbeing. Infrared light therapy is a non-invasive treatment that doesn’t require any injections, surgery, or medication. This makes it a safe and convenient option for people who don’t want to undergo more invasive treatments. Elbow is easily relieved by LED light therapy and is the perfect soothing solution for acute elbow pain and chronic elbow pain. Purchasing an LED Light Therapy device from HealthLight will help you and/or your patients experience fast-acting, dependable pain relief.  HealthLight makes the most durable and most powerful clinical strength LED Light Therapy systems available today! For more information on how red light therapy works, get in touch with out experts.

[1] Avci P, Gupta A, Sadasivam M, Vecchio D, Pam Z, Pam N, Hamblin MR. Low-level laser (light) therapy (LLLT) in skin: stimulating, healing, restoring. Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2013 Mar;32(1):41-52. PMID: 24049929; PMCID: PMC4126803, p. 1.

[2] 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. 7.

[3] Tsai SR, Hamblin MR. Biological effects and medical applications of infrared radiation. J Photochem Photobiol B. 2017 May;170:197-207. doi: 10.1016/j.jphotobiol.2017.04.014. Epub 2017 Apr 13. PMID: 28441605; PMCID: PMC5505738, p. 1.

[4] Ibd., p. 15.

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