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Diabetic Neuropathy & Treatment
What are Diabetic Neuropathies
Diabetic neuropathies are a family of nerve disorders caused by diabetes. People with diabetes can, over time, develop nerve damage throughout the body.
Some people with nerve damage have no symptoms. Others may have symptoms such as pain, tingling, or numbness—loss of feeling—in the hands, arms, feet, and legs. Nerve problems can occur in every organ system, including the digestive tract, heart, and sex organs.
About 60 to 70 percent of people with diabetes have some form of neuropathy. People with diabetes can develop nerve problems at any time, but risk rises with age and longer duration of diabetes. The highest rates of neuropathy are among people who have had diabetes for at least 25 years. Diabetic neuropathies also appear to be more common in people who have problems controlling their blood glucose as well as those with high levels of blood fat and blood pressure and those who are overweight.
 
Symptoms of nerve damage
  • Numbness, tingling, or pain in the toes, feet, legs, hands, arms, and fingers
  • Wasting of the muscles of the feet or hands
  • Indigestion, nausea, or vomiting
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Dizziness or faintness due to a drop in blood pressure after standing or sitting up
  • Problems with urination
  • Weakness
  • Burning or electric pain
  • Vision changes 
  • Difficulty Swallowing
  • Severe weight loss
  • Depression
 
Neuropathy Treatment
Patients with Diabetic Neuropathies have been traditionally treated by a combination of physical therapy, medication and in severe cases even surgery, all of these therapies offer little or no relief.
Along the years as new scientific discoveries are made, physicians are exposed to new & revolutionary ways to treat patients with Diabetic Neuropathies.
 
Anodyne Therapy is the only FDA approved treatment specifically for Peripheral Neuropathies. Anodyne Therapy utilizes the healing power of infrared light to stimulate increased nerve function and blood flow to decrease pain and improve feeling.
Anodyne Therapy is completely painless, covered by Medicare and extremely effective.
 
A study in Diabetes Care, Jan;27(1):168-72 titled "Restoration of sensation, reduced pain, and improved balance in subjects with diabetic peripheral neuropathy demonstrated strong benefits".
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Results with Anodyne Therapy
Medical research has shown that patients treated with Anodyne therapy experience the following results:
Significant pain relief : 88% , Increased sensory perception 96%, return to normal sensory perception 60% and an overall 72% increase in daily activity levels.
 
Side Effects
There are no side effects and few contra indications for Anodyne Therapy and because it works on the underlying cause of the problem the results are long lasting.
 
Treatment
A typical patient receiving Anodyne Therapy will receive 10-15 sessions and start to notice results about half way through their treatment plan.
The patient is seen three times a week until the therapy is concluded. Our patients receive Anodyne Therapy, ultrasound, joint mobilizations and strengthening exercises with our Physical or Occupational therapist to insure their long term success. “I have seen patients who have been suffering for 20+ years and those requiring walkers return to near normal function in just a couple on months." states Jim Dallas, Registered Physical Therapist.
 
Equipment
Anodyne® Therapy is an infrared therapy device that can be applied in direct skin contact to any area of the body and is:
 
• Safe
• Effective
• Non-invasive
• Clinically proven (13 published studies)
 
The treatment is painless and consists of strapping a sleeve that contains infrared light sources that come in direct contact with the skin at the source of the pain.
 
Monochromatic infrared energy is emitted from 60 powerful conductors in each therapy pad. These bulbs do not burn the skin, and the light is invisible.