Due to hurricane damage, the Havelock location is closed until further notice. Havelock therapists Hannah Zhang, Sarah Hall and Judy Hickes are available to see patients at the New Bern location. Please call the New Bern location at (252) 636-9800 to discuss your care.

How can Anodyne® therapy help my painful joints?

Anodyne Therapy

Joint pain can be caused by injury affecting any ligaments, bursae or tendons surrounding the joint. According to the CDC, 1 in 4 adults experiences joint pain. Pain is also a feature of joint inflammation (arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis) and infection. Pain within the joint is a common cause of shoulder pain, ankle pain and knee pain. Thankfully, Anodyne therapy can help alleviate joint pain.


What is Anodyne therapy?

Anodyne therapy is a physiotherapeutic device that uses near-infrared light. It helps provide temporary relief of minor muscle and joint pain, stiffness, or arthritis.

It is performed by placing special light-emitting pads over the affected area. A trained therapist administers the therapy in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere.


3 benefits of Anodyne therapy

The increased circulation facilitated by Anodyne therapy may help to reduce inflammation in joints and soft tissue that are affected by arthritic conditions such as osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. Here are three ways this therapy can be beneficial to you:

  1. It’s gentle —The infrared light therapy that the Anodyne system uses works gently without causing your skin to heat up or burn. Many people say that their only feeling during the treatment is warmth when using the system.
  2. It helps reduce pain — Anodyne therapy increases oxygenation of soft tissue cells, working to reduce pain and stimulate the recovery process.
  3. It helps reduce swelling — A common symptom associated with joint pain is swelling around the affected area. The deep heating effect of Anodyne helps reduce this swelling, alleviating pressure on sensitive nerves and restoring mobility.


Peak Performance is here to get your joints on the road to recovery with Anodyne therapy

Are you dealing with ongoing joint pain? Our expert physical therapy team at Peak Performance Sports and Physical Therapy is ready to help. Anodyne therapy is a dependable and safe option for relief from joint pain. It provides comfort and strength to people with arthritis and helps to relieve tension, stress, and muscle fatigue. Your physical therapist can thoroughly assess your condition, review goals with you and develop a specific treatment plan to meet your individual needs.


Contact us today for more information or to schedule an initial appointment.