Scrambler therapy for the treatment of diabetic peripheral neuropathy pain: A case report


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Abstract

Rationale:Neuropathy secondary to diabetes mellitus often does not respond well to conventional therapy. Scrambler therapy may be an alternative treatment for otherwise intractable neuropathy.Patient concerns:A 45-year-old female complained of bilateral plantar foot pain. She had been treated for diabetes mellitus for 5 years. Oral analgesics did not resolve her pain. Even nerve block therapy did not adequately relieve her pain.Diagnoses:Diabetic peripheral neuropathy.Intervention:Scrambler therapy.Outcome:Pain reduction; the treatment effect was based around the location of the scrambler patch.Lessons:Scrambler therapy is effective for the treatment of diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Moreover, effective pain management can be achieved for patients who complain of general pain of the sole, including the toe, by attaching scrambler patches around the ankle.

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