Diabetics with neuropathy lack sensation, blood circulation, and effective communication through the nerves to the brain. So their feet are easily injured, often without awareness of the injury, and they heal slowly, often subjecting them to re-injury or infection. Increasing the blood circulation and nerve flow in the diabetic neuropathy patient is a valuable service that may accelerate healing of injuries, and prevent secondary infections.
Consider diabetic foot ulcers.
Major contributing factors include:
- Walking too much
- Scrapes and cuts
- Hot Water
- Not cutting toenails
- Tight, uncomfortable shoes
Traditional treatment approaches
Moist wound healing, debridement and offloading are typically utilized. They allow time for the wound to begin healing.
However, these treatments often take months to work.
What if you could jump start the healing?
The mechanism of laser energy causes several beneficial actions:
- Reduces the risk and the duration of infection in the wound
- Increases blood flow bringing nutrients and oxygen to the area
- Vasodilation to help remove swelling from area
- Accelerates ATP production and DNA synthesis
Regular laser treatments after debriding will speed wound closure. Offloading time will be reduced. Email or call us to discuss how we can help you heal diabetic ulcers.