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National Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics

2021, Vol. 5 Issue 2, Part A
The role of electrotherapy in the treatment of symptoms of diabetic peripheral neuropathy
Author(s): Aikaterini Bairaktaridou, Dimitrios Lytras, Ioannis Kottaras, Paris Iakovidis, Anastasios Kottaras and Georgios Chasapis
Abstract: Background: Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy (DPN) is considered the most common form of neuropathy with symptoms such as pain, decreased sensation, leg ulcers and can even lead to lower limb amputation. The inclusion of electrotherapy in the treatment program can significantly contribute to the rehabilitation of these individuals and then reduce or even eliminate symptoms of DPN, thus improving their quality of life. The aim of this review is to gather recent research data on the efficacy of electrotherapy in the rehabilitation of people with DPN. The Google Scholar, PubMed and PEDro databases were searched with the following.
Keywords: Diabetic peripheral neuropathy, electrotherapy, rehabilitation. This review included both clinical trials and systematic reviews. The results of this review show that electrotherapy, in combination with other treatments, can significantly contribute to the management and improvement of the symptoms of DPN and consequently the quality of life of these individuals.
Pages: 27-29  |  640 Views  45 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Aikaterini Bairaktaridou, Dimitrios Lytras, Ioannis Kottaras, Paris Iakovidis, Anastasios Kottaras, Georgios Chasapis. The role of electrotherapy in the treatment of symptoms of diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Nat J Clin Orthop 2021;5(2):27-29 DOI: https://doi.org/10.33545/orthor.2021.v5.i2a.279
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