According to some recent studies, 66% of diabetics have some form of neuropathy. Neuropathy is a condition that affects the nerves. It causes numbness, tingling, loss of balance and in about 10% of cases pain. Those people who have suffered with painful diabetic neuropathy have only a few treatment options. There are several pills that can treat neuropathic pain with differing levels of success, but none of them increase sensation or improve balance.
Recently, a new therapy has been used on neuropathy. This therapy is called electric stimulation or just e-stim for short. The benefits of this therapy are many. First, this is not a medication so it does not interfere with any medications the patient is already on. Second, not only does the therapy decrease pain but it also improves sensation and restores balance.
E-stim is available in the office setting and it is covered by major insurance plans including Medicare.
The therapy takes a hour per session and it is delivered in our comfortable treatment room equipped with a television and reading materials. A total of thirty sessions must be completed for maximal effectiveness. The treatment is painless.
If you have neuropathy, with or without diabetes you should seriously consider e-stim therapy as a safe effective treatment.
Committed to your health,
Dr. Craig Conti
Sarasota Foot Care Center