Choosing the right Neuropathy Rehabilitation Program and Therapy Team can play an important role in recovery!
What do we know about painful burning feet and Peripheral Neuropathy?
If you have painful burning feet, you may have a type of nerve damage called “Peripheral Neuropathy.” It is a common condition associated with diabetes, chemotherapy, cardiovascular disease or alcohol abuse. An estimated 7 million Americans have painful burning in their feet caused by this nerve damage. In addition to pain and discomfort, Peripheral Neuropathy can lead to accidental falls, foot ulcers and in severe cases, loss of limb.
What treatments can work?
Research suggests that burning feet or “Peripheral Neuropathy” can be successfully treated in over 90% of people. Until recently, Peripheral Neuropathy was considered irreversible. However, medical research has recently proven that comfortable stimulation from red and infrared LEDs (light emitting diodes), along with standard rehabilitation treatments, can reduce pain and increase circulation to the damaged nerves associated with this condition.
Who should consider trying our Painful Burning Feet Program?
You or a loved one should consider trying our program if you have:
- Burning sensation in the feet
- Diabetes with pain in the feet
- Foot pain that disrupts sleep
- A desire to find an alternative to pain medications and their side effects
- A recent accidental fall or unsteadiness while standing or walking
How can infrared therapy and electrical stimulation help increase circulation and decrease pain?
Stimulation from red and infrared LEDs (light emitting diodes) combined with mild electrical pulses has been shown to reduce pain and increase circulation to damaged nerves.
How can therapeutic exercise be used to regain strength and balance?
Simple exercises to regain strength and flexibility in the legs may help improve balance and reduce risk of falling.
How can you get help?
ACP’s Painful Burning Feet Program is offered by thousands of recognized skilled nursing facilities and other rehabilitation providers around the country. You should speak to your or your loved one’s doctor about these treatment options and call
1-800-350-1100 to locate a facility near you offering ACP’s programs. A quick professional health evaluation is all that is needed to get started with our program!
What can you expect with ACP’s Painful Burning Feet Program?
The programs are implemented by the facility’s therapy and nursing departments, in conjunction with ACP’s professional clinicians and the patient’s physician. This team of healthcare professionals will likely assess your or your loved one’s foot pain, balance and risk of falling. In addition, they may review other factors such as diet, fluid intake and current medications. A treatment plan will then be developed to best meet your or your loved one’s needs and personal goals.