Imagine having an open sore on the bottom of your foot an inch in diameter that doesn’t heal. You can’t walk for the pain, you worry about infection and gangrene setting in, and you face the very real possibility that the foot might need to be amputated. Would you be willing to try a non-invasive treatment called MicroVas therapy to see if it would help?
A large percentage of people with long-term diabetes eventually end up with complications like non-healing diabetic wounds in their feet. As a podiatry practice in New Jersey, we’ve seen our share of them. We also see many diabetic patients with peripheral neuropathy—nerve damage in legs and feet that results in numbness and burning or sharp, stabbing pains.
We are so pleased to be able to offer MicroVas treatments in our office to give hope to patients who deal with these conditions. Coming in for 3 treatments per week, 45 minutes at a time, can make a world of difference to your foot health.
Over time, high sugar levels impair your nerve function and lead to poor circulation in your extremities. The principle of this therapy is to use electrical stimulation to increase circulation and stimulate nerve regeneration. Your body does not produce new nerves, so the only way to regain function is for existing ones to rebuild and become healthy again.
The technology involves the device that sends out the electrical waves, several leads that transmit them, and pads that disperse the energy over their entire surface for even application to your tissues. These are placed opposite each other on your thighs, calves, ankles and feet, so the electrical stimulation reaches all the way through your tissue, not just at the surface.
This stimulation encourages your muscles to contract, which increases blood flow in your arteries and veins. More blood means more nutrients and oxygen delivered for healthy cell repair and growth. The increased circulation also helps nerves that have atrophied because of diabetes, allowing them to regenerate and grow again. The results re increased wound healing and the return of function to your peripheral nerves.
We invite you to call Ankle and Foot Specialist of New Jersey in South Plainfield and set up an appointment to discuss whether this might be the answer for your diabetic foot problems. You can reach us at 908-222-8980 or schedule online using our contact form.