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Understanding Osteoarthritis of the Wrist

Osteoarthritis (OA), commonly called “wear and tear” arthritis, is a degenerative disease affecting any joint, including the wrists. OA of the wrist occurs when the smooth cartilage (cushioning) at the ends of the bones in the wrist joint wears away, leading to friction and inflammation. Symptoms include pain, swelling, and immobility. If left untreated, the bones in the wrist can lose their standard shape, resulting in increased pain and reduced mobility. This condition is typically seen in older individuals and often develops gradually. Injuries, such as a broken wrist, can increase the risk of developing OA in the wrist.

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Diagnosing Osteoarthritis of the Wrist

Physical Exam: Your physician will ask questions and perform a physical exam, focusing on specific areas of concern.
X-Rays: These are used to create images of the bones and joints, helping to identify changes due to OA.
MRI: Provides detailed images of the wrist’s structures and may offer better visualisation than X-rays.
Blood Tests: Screen for various substances in the body to rule out other conditions and confirm the diagnosis of OA.

Traditional Treatment Options

Treatment for wrist osteoarthritis typically involves a combination of lifestyle modifications, physical therapy, medications, and, in severe cases, surgical interventions
Bracing/Splinting: A rigid device that holds the wrist in place, reducing pain and preventing further injury.
Activity Modification: Lifestyle changes to relieve symptoms, such as adjusting physical activity levels, rest, or modifying the physical environment.
Corticosteroid Injections: Injections that relieve pain and inflammation in the wrist.

How Red Light Therapy Can Help

Red light therapy (RLT) offers a promising, non-invasive solution for managing osteoarthritis in the wrists. RLT uses specific wavelengths of red (660nm) and near-infrared (830nm) light to penetrate the skin and reach the affected wrist joints. This light energy stimulates cellular processes that promote healing and reduce inflammation. Scientific studies have shown that red light therapy can increase blood flow, reduce oxidative stress, and alleviate pain, improving joint function and mobility​ (Centre for Reviews and Dissemination)​​ (BMJ Open)​.

Benefits of Red Light Therapy for Wrist Osteoarthritis

Pain Relief: Reduces pain by promoting blood circulation, endorphin release and reducing oxidative stress in the spinal joints.
Inflammation Reduction: Targets and reduces inflammatory cells, decreasing swelling and discomfort.
Tissue Repair: Stimulates the repair and regeneration of cartilage and other joint tissues, enhancing overall mobility.

A Targeted Solution for Wrist Osteoarthritis

Our Mini Premium Therapy Wrap is specifically designed to offer effective solutions for conditions such as wrist osteoarthritis. This compact and flexible wrap uses 32 super bright red LEDs and 32 infrared LEDs to deliver therapeutic light directly to the affected area, providing deep tissue penetration and effective relief from osteoarthritic symptoms.

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Key Features of the Mini Premium Therapy Wrap

Flexible Neoprene Pad: Ensures a comfortable fit around the wrist.
Rechargeable Battery: Allows for convenient use during various activities.
Long Battery Life: Provides 4.5 hours of continuous use on a single charge.
Easy to Use: Comes with detachable Velcro tabs and attachment straps for secure placement.

How to Use the Mini Premium Therapy Wrap

All of our Red Light Therapy Kits can be worn over light clothing, while still providing an effective therapeutic effect.

Preparation: Ensure the wrist area is clean and dry.
Application: Secure the wrap around the wrist using the provided straps.
Session Duration: Use the therapy wrap for 20-30 minutes per session.
Frequency: Use the wrap regularly as part of your daily routine for best results.
Regular use of the Mini Premium Therapy Wrap can lead to significant improvements in pain levels, inflammation, and joint flexibility, allowing individuals to maintain a more active lifestyle and perform daily tasks with greater ease.

Red Light Therapy Kits, 100% Australian Made, Owned and Operated

Red Light Therapy Kits is proudly an Australian-made, owned, and operated company dedicated to providing high-quality and effective red light therapy products. Susan Poole, the company’s founder and director, brings over 20 years of expertise as an exercise physiologist and has a robust background in physical rehabilitation.

Susan’s personal experience with injury and passion for helping others have been pivotal in developing these products. Her dedication to improving the lives of those suffering from osteoarthritis led her to create a range of safe and effective LED therapy products. Under her leadership, Red Light Therapy Kits continues to deliver therapeutic solutions tailored to the specific needs of individuals managing osteoarthritis.

Don’t Let Wrist Osteoarthritis of the Wrist Hold you Back

Osteoarthritis in the wrists can significantly impact one’s quality of life, but our Red Light Therapy kits offer a non-invasive and effective solution for managing your symptoms. The Mini Premium Therapy Wrap provides targeted relief for wrist osteoarthritis, promoting pain relief, reducing inflammation, and enhancing joint mobility.

We have designed these products to help individuals take control of their osteoarthritis management from the comfort of their own homes.

Our red light therapy kits are designed to help you take control of your osteoarthritis management from the comfort of your own home.

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