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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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