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Peninsula Physical Therapy & Associates - Hampton, VA
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1618 Hardy Cash Drive
Hampton, Virginia 23666




Anodyne Therapy

Anodyne Therapy, an infrared light treatment, has been clinically proven to help if you have been experiencing painful circulatory problems that interfere with sleeping, walking, and your other daily activities.

Our Anodyne Therapy program can help to substantially increase circulation, reduce pain, and may help decrease the need for medication.  Infrared light treatment is widely used and is recommended by thousands of doctors and nurses.

Our program, which is generally 10-12 sessions, may include some or all of the following:

  • Anodyne Therapy to reduce pain and increase circulation
  • Stretching and strengthening exercises
  • Balance and walking exercises
  • Massage and other therapeutic modalities for pain or numbness

What can you expect to feel during treatment?
Anodyne is non-invasive, drug-free and safe. When we use infrared light treatments, patients experience a comfortable warmth. This warmth and the infrared light itself help us reduce pain and increase circulation locally wherever the pads are placed. There are no known adverse events or drug interactions when used in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations.

What other things might you experience?

  • Sometimes the therapy leaves a pink area under the therapy pads after treatment. This is normal due to the blood vessel dilation and should disappear after an hour or so.
  • You may at first feel some tingling or burning. This is an excellent sign that blood flow is getting to your nerves and you should not stop treatments or you will stay at this uncomfortable stage. In fact, you may want to come to therapy more frequently during this time. The pain usually improves within 3-6 treatments as more and more blood flow returns to the area. Completing therapy is the most important thing you can do.
  • You may require less diabetes medication as you exercise. Check your blood sugars more often to avoid lows.
  • If you have an open wound, you may see increased clear fluid due to increased circulation. This is a great sign that blood flow is getting to the area.
  • Your toe nails and toe hair may grow as better blood flow is restored.
  • Your skin may perspire more in area treated – especially if you have swelling.
  • Dry, dead skin may peel or flake off allowing new skin to break through.

Please contact Peninsula Physical Therapy if you have additional questions. We are excited to be able to offer a life-changing therapy that can help you get back to a more normal life.