Nir therapy for torn tendon

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Dear Dr Saputo,

I injured my shoulder in Jan 2016 and think I reinjured it April 2016 in another hard fall.  I found out this past month that I have a small tear in a tendon, bone spurs and arthritis in my right shoulder.  I wish not to have surgery.  I had PT for 6 weeks in Aug/Sep and from mid Aug to present I have bee using my NIR sauna (NIR lamps that shine on me and also heat up to sweat/detox).  Aug/Sept my should was really hurting.

I have noticed some reduction in pain, but not sure if it is just time and PT or if my sauna has also helped.  I'm willing to purchase NIR devices to help.  Also I have looked into Prolozone therapy (injection).  It has excellent recovery for issues like mine.

My question for you is, "Can NIR incandecent lamps (from my sauna) 'heal' a torn tendon or do I have to use the LED red lights that are on wraps (close to skin)?  Is it "red" light or "Near Infrared" light that is the healer?

Thank you,

Karen

 

 

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