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
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.
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