Anodyne therapy is an FDA approved infrared light treatment found helpful especially for conditions that are caused or worsened by poor circulation. Strategically placed therapeutic pads deliver the infrared light into the affected area. The infrared light stimulates the hemoglobin in the blood to release nitric oxide, causing the blood vessels to widen for better circulation. The presence of nitric oxide has been known to be a cause of poor circulation, loss of sensation and other symptoms. The release of nitric oxide allows new blood vessels and skin cells to grow. Along with increased circulation, stiffness and pain are reduced during therapy.
Anodyne therapy is noninvasive and can treat numerous conditions like: carpal tunnel, chronic wounds or pain, plantar fasciitis, osteoarthritis, and diabetic neuropathy. Neuropathy is nerve damage and more specifically, diabetic neuropathy is nerve damage caused from high blood sugar levels. It’s reported that neuropathy patients with Anodyne treatment are able to regain feeling in their feet and improve their gait.
For the best results, it’s suggested the patient receive three Anodyne therapy treatments per week, then continue with a follow up plan at home. Each session can last anywhere from 30 to 45 minutes.