Anodyne treatment is an advanced care protocol for peripheral neuropathy. It uses targeted infrared light energy to reduce muscle spasms, pain, and stiffness caused by permanent nerve damage.
Infrared light is unique in that it can deeply penetrate your skin. Your body responds to the treatment by increasing circulation and reducing inflammation throughout.
You might be a candidate for Anodyne treatment if:
You might also benefit from Anodyne treatment if you want to decrease the amount of pain medication you regularly take.
Anodyne treatment is an outpatient procedure that occurs in-office. Before getting to work, Dr. Berlin asks about your symptoms, reviews your health history, and examines your feet, toes, and ankles. After determining the severity of your neuropathy, he develops a custom care plan.
During Anodyne treatment, Dr. Berlin or a member of his caring staff, points a handheld device at the part of your foot being treated.
The infrared light penetrates your top layers of skin and comes into contact with your blood vessels. Your blood vessels absorb the light, which increases circulation throughout your body while relieving pain and inflammation.
Following treatment, Dr. Berlin develops a physical therapy regimen that aligns with your needs. When combined with physical therapy, Anodyne treatment can improve your balance, strength, mobility, and quality of life.
Anodyne treatment is safe and usually well-tolerated. During the procedure, it’s normal to experience a warm, soothing sensation. If your skin feels hot, let Dr. Berlin know and he can adjust the settings as necessary.
Following your appointment, it’s normal to experience some increased tingling or swelling, but it’s nothing to worry about. These symptoms mean your circulation is starting to improve.
To learn more about the benefits of Anodyne treatment for neuropathy, make an appointment at Long Lake Podiatry, P.C. by calling the nearest office or clicking the online booking feature today.