Diabetic Foot Pain Solutions
Diabetes and diabetic foot pain is becoming more prevalent. The World Health Organization estimates that more than 345 million people worldwide have diabetes. The American Diabetes Association projects diabetes to be the leading cause of non-traumatic lower-limb amputation. One major complication of diabetes is diabetic foot pain and peripheral neuropathy (DPN). Neuropathic pain symptoms can fluctuate and can be described as burning, aching, numbness, tingling and/or loss of feeling. Complaints are often worse at night.
Capilano Rehab Centre offers a comprehensive diabetic foot pain protocol that can help you fight back. The components of the diabetic foot pain protocol are:
Footmaxx Diabetic Orthotics
Capilano offers four custom orthotics specifically designed for the various stages of the diabetic patient. These orthotics are designed to reduce the peak pressure on the foot, thereby reducing the chance of ulcerations or tissue damage, while also correcting biomechanical problems in the gait.
Magnetic Bio-Stimulation (MBS) Therapy
Magnetic BioStimulation (MBS) Therapy is a viable treatment option for DPN. Capilano’s MBS G-Pulse™ is a state-of-the-art system that combines pulsating electromagnetic energy (of low frequency) with monochromatic infrared rays. The application is safe, allows for deep penetration, and does not have side effects. MBS stimulates circulation and also the exchange of ions between the inner and outer cell walls of the affected area. The increased energy metabolism appears to allow disrupted nociceptors and nerve axons to operate more efficiently, thereby reducing burning, aching, numbness, and loss of feeling.
Capilano’s K-Laser™ Therapy system is another new application which can reduce diabetic foot pain and improve neurovascular function. The K-Laser™ is a Class IV infrared laser light system with deep penetration that interacts with tissues at the cellular level thus increasing metabolic activity within the cell. This improves the transport of nutrients across the cell membrane, resulting in the increased production of ATP (cellular energy) resulting in increased cellular function and repair.
If you are a diabetic and are having problems with your feet, then don’t wait any longer. Call Capilano Rehab Centre at 780-466-1104 to book your no obligation assessment for diabetic orthotics or Magnetic Bio-Stimulation today!
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