The Pros and Cons of Using Anodyne Therapy at Home in Lynchburg, Roanoke, and Beyond

Anodyne therapy can be a very beneficial part of your healing and pain reduction process. As the first light therapy cleared by the FDA, it can alleviate a wide array of pain symptoms. Here are some pros and cons of using anodyne therapy at home.

Types of Symptoms

Anodyne therapy is affective for treating many types of pain, including chronic pain, headaches, and sports injuries. It’s also effective in aiding in the healing of wounds, muscle stiffness, and circulation.

One pro of anodyne therapy is its relatively low risk of side effects. Unlike drugs for pain management, there is no risk of toxicity or addiction. In rare cases, people with skin sensitivities can get irritated from using the machine. In even rarer cases, it can cause headaches. Talk to your doctor before beginning anodyne therapy.

Anodyne Therapy Settings

Anodyne Therapy Machine in Hardy, Moneta, Danville, Blacksburg, LynchburgWhile hospitals, sports clinics, and professional therapy offices are some standard settings for anodyne therapy, ADL also applies supplies for using anodyne therapy at home. Which is right for you will depend on a few factors.

Anodyne Therapy Pricing

The price of anodyne therapy at home is higher upfront but will save you money in the long run over going to a medical office. On the other hand, if your therapy is temporary and you have good insurance, going to an office might make more sense for your budget.

Pros of Using Anodyne Therapy at Home

The biggest pro of using anodyne therapy at home is the convenience. When you have therapy available in your home, you can do it anytime! This is especially helpful when you are experiencing chronic pain or other conditions that make leaving the house far more than an inconvenience.

Related to convenience is wait time. Unlike going to a professional, there’s no waiting room at home.

Another pro is that you can make your space much more comfortable to suit your needs. Try playing your favorite music or podcast, adding some soft pillows, and relaxing while the infrared light improves your circulation and relieves your pain.

Finally, at home, you have complete privacy.

Cons of Using Anodyne Therapy at Home

While there are many reasons to use anodyne therapy at home, there may be a few reasons you would prefer to go to another setting.

The Size of the Anodyne Therapy Machine

Typically, when using anodyne therapy at home, you’ll have a smaller machine. If you have a large pain area, that can mean more time spent in treatment as you reposition the machine to treat different areas of your body.

Power and Range

Home anodyne therapy machines generally have a less broad range of power options than those used in professional settings. While higher power doesn’t always mean better results, there may be times when you (or the medical professional treating you) want to have more control over the light range and power of your anodyne therapy.

We Can Help with Your Anodyne Therapy at Home

Before making any decisions about anodyne therapy at home or other pain and medical choices, you should also consult with your physician. Today’s blog is not meant as medical advice or a substitute for it.

We hope we’ve answered some of your questions about the pros and cons of using anodyne therapy at home. If you have any questions, give us a call!