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Effectiveness of Monochromatic Infrared Photo Energy and PT for Peripheral Neuropathy

Changes in Sensation, Pain, and Balance – A Preliminary, Multi-Center Study

Wendy Volkert, MSPT, Ahmed Hassan, PT, MS, Mohamed A. Hassan, PT, MHS, Vicki L. Smock, PT, Justin P. Connor, PT, Becky McFee, PT, Shayne K. Ferguson, PT, MHS, PhD, GCS, CWS, Thomas J. Burke, PhD
Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, Vol. 24(2) 2006

 

Study Summary

All of the 272 patients who qualified for this study experienced foot pain and/or discomforting foot sensations and impaired balance. 128 of the patients were diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Patients received an average of 18 treatment sessions that included Anodyne and manual physical therapy. The study was conducted in 8 separate physical therapy clinics.

 

Results

More than 90% of patients who received Anodyne treatments, as described in the study, obtained significant foot pain relief, including:

  • Initial discomforting foot sensations were relieved by 77%
  • Patients said they were in extreme pain before Anodyne treatment but in only moderate pain afterwards
  • Foot pain relief was the same regardless of whether the patients had diabetes or not
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Improved Foot Sensitivity and Pain Reduction in Patients with Peripheral Neuropathy After Treatment with Monochromatic Infrared Photo Energy—MIRE

Lawrence B. Harkless, DPM, Salvatore DeLellis, DPM, Dale H. Carnegie, DPM, Thomas J. Burke, PhD
Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications 20 (2006) 81– 87

 

Study Summary

The 2,239 patients who qualified for this study all experienced foot pain. These patients obtained foot pain relief after receiving an average of 16 treatments that included Anodyne and physical therapy. 60% of patients suffered from diabetes and the remainder was diagnosed with other conditions that may have been associated with their symptoms.

 

Results 

98% of patients who received Anodyne, in the manner described in the study, experienced significant foot pain relief, including:

  • Pain/discomforting foot sensations decreased by 67%
  • Patients said they were in extreme pain before Anodyne treatment but in only mild pain afterwards
  • Foot pain relief was the same regardless of whether the patients had diabetes or not
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