This product is perfect for people who have arthritic knees and those who are rehabilitating a knee injury -- an ACL, PCL, MCL or patellar ligament tear or strain, or a meniscal tear/ surgical repair. It can also be used to heal epicondylitis of the elbow (Golfers and Tennis elbow).
Each of the 96 diodes has one (1) 660 nm red light emitter and two (2) 850 nm near infrared light (invisible, deep heating wavelength) emitter. The red light wavelength stimulates healing by increasing cell respiration rate (improves cell membrane transport and ATP production) while the infrared wavelength vasodilates the small blood vessels in the painful area and increases blood flow and oxygen delivery to healing tissues; in this case the knee ligament and cartilage structures.
Remember, ligaments and cartilage are mostly "non-living" matrix material (proteins and special water-binding molecules) synthesized by special cells called chondrocytes. The idea is to energize those chondrocytes so that they can accelerate repair of the ligaments and cartilage. Red light therapy is one of the few modalities that can do this; pulsed EMF is another one.
The wrap requires a rechargeable battery pack (sold separately) that is placed in a pouch on the wrap, making it portable. It connects to the wrap via a USB cable. Wear them under pants and no one will know that you are getting knee treatment!
Like all our LED wraps, it is constructed of hypoallergenic fabric. It has four Velcro straps that allow you to snugly wrap it around the knee.
For acute knee pain (recent injury; some pain and swelling) use it 4x/day, 3-4 hours apart (ice it as well, 3x/day for 20 min each time).
For chronic knee pain, use 3x/day 20 minutes each time. When pain reaches its lowest level, use as-needed, or daily for maintenance.
Rating Power: 48 w
Actual Power: 15 w
Product Size: 550mm x 255mm x 4.95 mm
LED Qty: 96, @ 0.5w/ LED
Net Weight: 0.58kg
Wavelength: 1 660nm; 2 850nm per LED
Timer: 20 Minutes
Lifespan: Over 50,000 hrs.
EMF out: negligible
Irradiance: >100 w/cm2at 0 mm.
1 96 LED Red Light LED knee wrap
1 USB charging cable
1 User Manual