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Category: Foot Pain Relief Studies

Near-Infrared Photo Energy Therapy (Anodyne) could Reduce Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathic Pain

Palanghi F., DeBellis A., Gioffredi M., Gori R., Picciafouchi R., Martini N., Anichini R.

Diabetic Foot Study Group (DFSG) of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) (2009)

Study Summary

All of the 18 patients who qualified for this study were diagnosed with diabetes and chronic pain in the lower extremities. The patients received a mean of 24 treatments that included Anodyne and manual physical therapy.

 

Results 

88% of Patients who received Anodyne treatments in the manner described in this study experienced significant pain relief, including:

  • 62% pain reduction when compared to pre-treatment values
  • 96% of patients were able to reduce or stop using medications for their lower extremity pain.
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Near-Infrared Photo Energy Therapy (Anodyne) could Reduce Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathic Pain

Palanghi F., DeBellis A., Gioffredi M., Gori R., Picciafouchi R., Martini N., Anichini R.

Diabetic Foot Study Group (DFSG) of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) (2009)

Study Summary

The 18 patients who qualified for this study were diagnosed with diabetes and chronic pain in the lower extremities. The patients received a mean of 24 treatments that included Anodyne and manual physical therapy.

Results 

88% of patients who received Anodyne treatments in the manner described in this study experienced significant pain relief, including:

  • 62% pain reduction when compared to pre-treatment values
  • 96% of patients were able to reduce or stop using medications for their lower extremity pain
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The Efficacy of Monochromatic Infrared Photo-Thermal Energy Therapy in Rehabilitation: A Pilot Study report

Stanley Paul, Yuanlong Liu, Robert McAlister

Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy. January-March 2010, Vol. 4, No. 1

Study Summary

The 20 patients who qualified for this study were diagnosed with diabetes, chronic pain and impaired skin detection to the 10 gram Semmes Weinstein Monofilament (SWM) in the lower extremities. The patients received a mean of 12 treatments of Anodyne therapy (duration of 30 minutes per treatment).

Results 

Patients who received Anodyne treatments in the manner described in this study obtained significant beneficial results, including:

  • 68% pain reduction in the lower extremities compared to pre-treatment values
  • 40% improvement in Tinetti Balance Scale (mean 16.65 pre-treatment to 23.45 after)
  • Observed ability to detect the SWM increased from 1.8 sites to 10.5 sites (nearly a 500% change)
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A Combined Treatment Protocol for Patients With Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

Wendy M. Ferx, MS, PT; Meredith R. Hall, DPT

FEDERAL PRACTITIONER, September 2015, 68-73

 

Study Summary

All of the 33 patients who qualified for this study (conducted at a Veterans Administration Hospital) were diagnosed with diabetes, foot pain, discomforting foot sensations and impaired balance. All patients first received 12 clinic-based treatments that included Anodyne and manual physical therapy.  Following completion of the clinic-based protocol, the study evaluated the real-life results of ongoing unsupervised home use of Anodyne therapy. Physical therapists evaluated changes in neuropathic symptoms in response to 3 and 6 months of home use of Anodyne therapy by these patients.

 

Results

Patients who received 12 clinic-based Anodyne treatments in the manner described in the study, experienced substantial foot pain relief, reduction in fall risk, reversed the loss of protective sensation and improved their functional ability.

After both 3 and 6 months of unsupervised Anodyne home use, these patients obtained continued:

  • Pain Relief
  • Improved Mobility and Balance
  • Improved Activities of Daily Living
  • Reduced Fall Risk
  • Increased Foot Sensation
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Reversal of Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy with MIRE

Reversal of diabetic peripheral neuropathy with phototherapy (MIRE™) decreases falls and the fear of falling and improves activities of daily living in seniors

Mark W. Powell, Dale H. Carnegie, Thomas J. Burke
Age and Ageing 2006; 35: 11–16

 

Study Summary

The 252 patients who qualified for this study suffered from type 2 Diabetes. They all self-treated with the Anodyne at home after first receiving Anodyne and physical therapy in a clinical setting. Study patients responded to a written health questionnaire designed to determine benefits of ongoing home treatment with Anodyne after approximately 9 months.

 

 

Results

87% of patients continued to report foot pain relief, including:

  • 72% increased their activities of daily living
  • 79% diminished fear of falling
  • 76% reported fewer falls after treatment than before
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Improved Sensitivity in Patients with Peripheral Neuropathy Effects of Monochromatic Infrared Photo Energy

Salvatore L. DeLellis, DPM, Dale H. Carnegie, DPM, Thomas J. Burke, PhD
J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 95(2): 143-147, 2005

 

Study Summary

The 1047 patients who qualified for this study suffered from pain/discomforting foot sensations. 75% of patients were diagnosed with diabetes and the remainder were diagnosed with other conditions that may have been associated their symptoms.  The studied patients received treatments that included Anodyne and manual physical therapy interventions.

 

Results 

The patients receiving Anodyne, in the manner described in this study, include:

  • 88% relief from pain/discomforting foot sensations
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Monochromatic Infrared Photo Energy and Physical Therapy for Peripheral Neuropathy: Influence on Sensation, Balance and Falls

Alan B. Kochman, MSPT
J. Geriatr Phys Ther. 2004; 27(1):16-19

 

Study Summary

The 38 elderly patients who qualified for this study were diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, discomforting foot sensations, significant balance impairments, and history of prior falls.

Patients received an average of 13 treatments consisting of Anodyne and physical therapy.

 

Results

100% of patients obtained relief from discomforting foot sensations after receiving Anodyne and physical therapy as described in this study, including:

  • 90% relief of discomforting symptoms
  • Balance increased in 100% of patients
  • Measured fall disk decreased reduced by 93%
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Restoration of Sensation, Reduced Pain, and Improved Balance in Subjects With Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study with monochromatic near-infrared treatment

David R. Leonard, MD, FACE, Hamed Farooqi, MD, FACE, Sara Myers, RN
Diabetes Care 27:168–172, 2004

 

Study Summary

All 27 patients who qualified for this study were diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, foot pain/discomforting foot sensations and impaired balance.

Patients received either 6 or 12 Anodyne treatments rendered in a diabetes center.

 

Results

Patients who received Anodyne, in the manner described in the study, obtained significant pain relief after 2 weeks and 4 weeks of treatment but not sham treatment, including:

  • Relief from discomforting foot sensations improved more in response to active treatment than to sham treatment.
  • Balance improved in 50% of patients
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