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Tuesday, September 02, 2014

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Nerve Testing

Nerve Testing is not new. What is new is whether nerve damage can be reversed. Can the damaged nerve be restored to its normal function and the foot sensations be restored to normal? This has tremendous implications, especially for diabetics who suffer with the nerve damage called diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Others who can benefit from this type of testing include, those who suffer from tarsal tunnel syndrome (TTS), heel pain, deep puncture wounds, crush injuries, among other ailments.

The number one cause for amputation for the diabetic patient is not poor circulation. Rather, diabetic peripheral neuropathy causes the eventual damage to the tissues and that eventually leads to amputation. Poor circulation could be coincidental, but amputations in this population usually can occur even with a good vascular supply.

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