5 Steps to Injury Recovery

Getting injured is no fun, but it happens. Pain, frustration and inconvenience are what follows and the longer it takes to heal and recover, the worse it can be. For most simple muscle and joint injuries the common and well known regimen of RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation) has been recommended by many doctors as a first treatment. These four steps have proven to be an easy to use and highly successful method to reduce swelling, ease pain, and encourage healing.

We at Speed of Light highly recommend adding a fifth step for better, faster and more thorough recovery: Red light therapy.*

Red light therapy uses light at specific wavelengths to increase blood flow and stimulate cell regeneration at the areas of injury. This light penetrates deep into joints and tissues to increase circulation, oxygenation, cellular repair and reproduction. Red light therapy also reduces the inflammation and muscle soreness that often accompanies injury.

A recent study published by the journal Laser Therapy examined the time college athletes with sports injuries took to “return to play” (RTP) when using red light phototherapy. The study found that athletes who used red light therapy had significantly shorter average times to RTP (9.6 days) when compared with average anticipated RTP (19.23 days). The study concluded, “LED phototherapy significantly and safely reduced the RTP in dedicated university athletes over a wide range of injuries with no adverse events” [1]

Speed of Light produces cutting edge, comfortable, wearable red light therapy devices that can target specific injuries and jump-start your recovery. Our technology can be used anywhere, anytime to help you take back your health and well-being. So remember next time you get hurt to add one extra “R” to your RICE regimen: Red light therapy by Speed of Light.

*Always consult a doctor before starting any new treatment. 

1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4846838