Runners can Benefit from PLT
Humans are designed to want more and to push the limits. That is especially true for runners, who are known for their strong mental state. Many runners will continue to push the limits of their bodies by running further, faster, and longer.
Runners make up a great portion of this Earth; it is one of the most popular sports worldwide. While running can be very good for the heart, immune system, and overall health, as time progresses, the body can begin to break down from the stress of the impact running causes.
Some of the most common runner injuries are:
• Runner’s knee
• Achilles tendinitis
• Plantar fasciitis
• Shin splints
• Stress fracture
• Patellar tendinitis
• Iliotibial band syndrome
• Pulled muscles
These injuries are from a repetitive force of pounding on the pavement, downhill running, and weak hips. An injury happens to almost every runner at some time in during their running life. Along with the uncomfortable pain or inflammation that comes with these injuries, a runner can be kept from performing and doing what they love.
InLight Medical’s polychromatic light therapy (PLT) products can be beneficial to runners to help relieve the pain and inflammation from these injuries. They can also be a beneficial part of a post-workout routine,
Low-level light therapy (LLLT) can optimize performance, support the body’s natural healing mechanism, and aid in the feeling of one’s overall wellness. Research has demonstrated that increasing the circulation of blood and oxygen flow improves workout performance, is beneficial during recovery preventing injuries. PLT increases local circulation giving muscles better access to the nutrients they consume during exercise.
PLT is absorbed through the skin and triggers innate cellular mechanism that supports the body’s natural healing process called photobiomodulation (PBM). Once stimulated, photobiomodulation initiates a cascade of downstream metabolic effects on the body that results in increased circulation and pain reduction. Researchers have confirmed PBM triggers the release of nitric oxide, the body’s natural vasodilator.
Runners would benefit from using InLight Medical’s products by using the PLT before and/or after short and long runs. Scientific research has demonstrated the value of PLT for athletic performance and can be beneficial in recovery from exercise fatigue. Imagine pre-conditioning your muscles with twenty-minutes of polychromatic light therapy before your workout and increasing circulation. Then, after a good run, treating those muscles to an additional twenty-minutes of PLT.
A great product for runners would be the 2/PORT | 2 PAD | PODIATRIC BOOT 122
InLight Medical products are state-of-the-art and FDA cleared. The Podiatric boot 122 uses red and infrared light therapy. Unlike blue, red or yellow light, near infrared (also known as IR) light is invisible to the human eye. It emits special wavelengths of light energy (800 – 1100 nm) that dramatically increase circulation to injury sites and areas of chronic pain. The IR light has been reported to dilate blood vessels at the site of treatment. The result tends to be a more rapid relief of discomfort, improvement in sensation, and regeneration of damaged tissues.
Whether you are a marathon runner or a sprinter, InLight Medical would be beneficial for your body so that you’re able to keep the strides going longer, faster, and better! Experience the InLightening results for yourself and visit InLightMedical.com’s testimonial page to see what customers are saying about the power of PLT.