Infrared therapy for neuropathy

Patient

Q: Will far infrared therapy socks help with my peripheral neuropathy in the feet. I do not have diabetes and the problem is only in the feet and toes.

Doctor

A:   Infrared is a superficial type of therapeutic heat which combined with other modalities as ultrasound (deeper heat) or TENS (transcutaneaous electrical nerve stimulation) are used to control or manage pain and/or discomfort in patients as yourself with peripheral neuropathy. And yes, it helps, combined with other types of therapeutic agents and physical therapy (desensitization).

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