WHAT IS ANODYNE THERAPY?
HOW DOES IT WORK?
When the infrared photo energy is emitted through contact with the skin, muscles surrounding the arteries and veins relax, as a result there is an increase of circulation, improved function of the nerves, promoting collagen synthesis and angiogenesis, all of which are essential for healing,
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM THE THERAPY TREATMENT?
Any patient with pain or compromised circulation (particularly in the feet and lower legs) interfering with their sleep or other daily activities may benefit from Anodyne Therapy. There has been great success in the treatment of peripheral neuropathy, a disorder of the peripheral nervous system, a condition that often affects people with diabetes and autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus
CONDITIONS THAT HAVE RESPONDED TO ANODYNE THERAPY
HOW DOES ANODYNE THERAPY HELP DIABETIC PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY?
The device, which received FDA approval in 1994, reduces pain and increases circulation, according to the company Anodyne Therapy. How does it work? The Anodyne Therapy System uses monochromatic infrared energy (MIRE) to release nitric oxide from the patient’s red blood cells. The company says this improves nerve function and is important for making new blood vessels and healing wounds. As the company notes, low levels of nitric oxide are common in people with diabetes and are a major factor in the poor circulation, loss of sensation, chronic falls, foot ulcers and pain of diabetic peripheral neuropathy.
The manufacturer also emphasizes that Anodyne Therapy has been clinically proven to increase local microcirculation and reduce pain. It says there are several clinical studies that demonstrate significant clinical outcomes including restoration of protective sensation in patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy, pain reduction, increased nerve conduction and faster healing of diabetic ulcers and other chronic wounds. Podiatrists also tout the products benefits.
WHO OFFERS ANODYNE THERAPY?
Physiocare of Jupiter is offering Anodyne
Therapy. Clara Rodriguez is a board certified physical therapist and rehab director of Physiocare, a physical & occupational therapy clinic. Clara’s healing hands, as described by her patients, has over 24 years experience in rehabilitation specializing in orthopedic and Peripheral Neuropathy.
COMMENTS FROM OUR PHYSICAL THERAPISTS
We have had great success using our Anodyne Therapy treatment with our patients. It is non-invasive and has no side effects. The treatment uses monochromatic infrared light to increase microcirculation, to decrease pain and numbness. Some patients feel results immediately while others notice results after a couple of weeks. The results vary in patients,and depends on their symptoms and condition. Treatments are three times per week.
Two months ago I was on the verge of losing my large toe to amputation. After Anodyne Therapy twice a day for one week, the pain level was reduced by 50% and my toe showed significant improvement. For me the Anodyne therapy has been a blessing.
“My husband Alex and I were both very surprised at the results of our Anodyne treatment for peripheral neuropathy. For the first time in years we are almost free of pain! We felt they were family. We recommend Physiocare to everyone!”
Alex & Susan Matrisciani
“My experience with Anodyne Therapy at Physiocare has been nothing but exceptional. I have seen great results in my patients being treated for peripheral neuropathy with Anodyne Therapy.”
Dr. Irvine Mason, M.D. Diplomat American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
“I have referred many patient for Anodyne Therapy to Physiocare with remarkable results. Patients with intractable neuropathy who had exhausted all other remedies have found life changing relief. I highly recommend Anodyne Therapy and specifically Physiocare to treat patients. They are very kind, professional and responsive to patient’s needs.”
Dr. David M. Fischman, D.P. Fellow American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons / Board Certified American Board of Podiatric Surgery