Will hyperbaric oxygen treatments help with diabetic neuropathy?

Hyperbaric. There is no evidence that diabetic neuropathy is helped by hyperbaric oxygen treatments. It is not covered by CMS or other insurance companies.
Neuropathy & HBO. The proponents of hbo claim it may benefit neuropathy but it is certainly not widely accepted for this purpose at this time.
Yes. We've treated this condition for over 10 years, and usually get very good results. I also suggest the use of neurotransmitter therapy (as done according to neuroresearch protocols), which is also very helpful.
Very possible. Hyperbaric oxygen helps woulda heal and helps neuropathy. The best treatment is to treat the cause.
Complex. The plural of anecdote is not data. First, there is a difference between neuropathy and (foot) ulcers, and it may be a mistake to lump both of those into the same category. Second, there are a number of studies articulating both positive and negative effects, but all studies suffer from less rigor than a well-designed double blind placebo controlled study. Suggest you discuss this with your PCP.

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What are some home treatments for dealing with pain from diabetic neuropathy?

Neuropathy. Walk with shoes, keep feet dry and clean, check your feet daily, sleep with socks, don;t wear tight shoes. Pain: keep in mind the effect of medications lags behind effect (once sugar is controlled, inflamation is gone, the relieve of pain may take months b/c nerves are retarded/take a while to respond. Analogy: earthquake last min, effect of rebuilding take years. Dont change med too quickly.
Home remedies. Home remedies for the pain of diabetic neuropathy can include soaking in cool water, using topical cold packs, breaking up prolonged sitting with walk breaks, rubbing/massaging feet, and desensitization exercises. Over-the-counter zostrix (capsaicin) cream can also provide pain relief when used regularly (some cannot tolerate the cream). You could consider adding a daily b complex vitamin supplement.

Can you please list the most common home treatments for dealing with pain due to diabetic neuropathy?

None work. There are no good home remedies. However, there are effective medications including Gabapentin and lyrica (pregabalin).
Diet tonic water. The quinine in tonic water can give surprisingly good relief. Approx. 8-12 oz+/day.

Hi Can diabetic neuropathy be reversed. Is there any latest treatment or medicine that can help in neuropathy! ?

Neuropathy. Management of neuropathy improves over time and you should always follow the advice of your Neurologist. How is your diabetes going? What blood glucose values are you getting, what meds are you taking, and how good are the results? Please let me know.

Are there treatment guidelines for diabetic neuropathy?

Yes. Every year the americal diabetes association publishes clinical practice guidelines. The guidelines should be available by contacting them. You could also try google.
Yes. Treatment for neuropathy conservative methods of treatment, such as special shoe inserts, nerve blocks or anodyne treatments (infrared light) can be used when neuropathy is in its early stages. If the neuropathy has progressed to the point where there is numbness and tingling throughout the day and weakness interferes with daily activities, then the person might be a candidate for meds.
Yes. Diabetic neuropathy is nerve damage and therefore can never be 100% restored. To improve and prevent further deterioration diet and exercise is the key. Keep blood sugars under control. Stop smoking (affects circulation to nerves) limit alcohol use which destroys nerves. Vit. B may levels should be checked and supplemented as required.
GOOD A1C. The mainstay, I feel, is excellent glucose control monitored via A1C.

I cannot find a facility in NYC that provides combined electrochemical therapy for diabetic neuropathy. Does anyone know of any?

Combined therapy. Diabetic neuropathy can be very painful and you do need care. That said, I would not recommend electrochemical therapy until you have discussed this in detail with one of the many neurologists in New York. Please let me know what develops.

Has anyone used anodyne light therapy for diabetic neuropathy?

Yes... Many podiatrists, some chiropractors and physical therapists use it. Check out the anodyne web site for more information. Http://www. Anodynetherapy. Com/.
Anodyne therapy. The anodyne therapy uses near-infrared light to release nitric oxide, a vasodilator, from red blood cells. It is used to increase circulation and reduce pain. There is no clear evidence that it is effective for diabetic neuropathy.

Have you used anodyne therapy for diabetic neuropathy?

Not effective. From what I can see in the medical literature, double-blind, placebo controlled clinical trials have found anodyne therapy to be ineffective in treating diabetic neuropathy.
Anodyne therapy. The anodyne therapy uses near-infrared light to release nitric oxide, a vasodilator, from red blood cells. It is designed to increase circulation and reduce pain. There is no clear evidence that it is effective for diabetic neuropathy.