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Infrared radiation physiotherapy is an innovative therapy that is used to manage acute or chronic pain in patients. In this therapy, various wavelengths of light are focused to the parts of the body that have injuries.
A key characteristic of infrared light is that it has the ability to get below the skin layers and provide a much greater depth. This in turn can be more effective in providing pain relief. This method of Physiotherapy is natural and painless and can provide numerous health benefits, without causing damage to the skin.
Infrared therapy in physiotherapy is used in the treatment of various types of pains and health conditions. Some of the common ones include:
Infrared light has the ability to reach the muscles, nerves and even the bones because it penetrates the inner layers of the skin upto a depth of 2 to 7 centimeters. Hence, it amongst the most effective therapies used for healing inflammatory conditions.
Infrared light gets absorbed by the photoreceptors in cells which starts a series of metabolic processes, triggering natural processes of the body at a cellular level. It is estimated that effectiveness of infrared light therapy may be due to nitric oxide. It is molecule that is important for the health of the body’s arteries. Nitric oxide can help in relaxing the arteries, preventing platelet collection in the vessels, fighting free radicals to reduce oxidative stress, and regulating the blood pressure. With all this, there is increase in blood circulation that provides vital nutrients and oxygen to injured body tissues. Therefore, this therapy speeds up the repair and regeneration of injured tissues which in effect reduces pain and inflammation. Generally a special device called infrared lamp for physiotherapy is used for the treatment.
Please ensure that Infrared therapy is always taken after consulting a Doctor.
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