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Greg Scrace
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Does the Stimpod help at all with diabetic neuropathy?


   
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Belinda Glen
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Definitely!


   
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Greg Scrace
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What site/s should be used for foot neural symptoms i.e. pain, burning?


   
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Belinda Glen
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Which area of the foot? Like inner ankle or under the foot?

You want to target the nerve that supplies that area.

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Michelle Strydom
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Thanks Belinda!

Dr. Greg, you would target the peroneal and tibial nerves.


   
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Greg Scrace
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The area of pain is the undersurface of the foot. Do you have a protocol for this?


   
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Michelle Strydom
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Here you go Dr. Greg


   
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Greg Scrace
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For the neuropathic pain of the foot, the protocol says 5mA, which is very low. Is that just a starting point?

Is there any merit in increasing the current to patient tolerance?


   
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Lourie
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The course of action with the Stimpod is always to turn the current up as high as the patient can tolerate for the duration of the treatment.

With severely damaged nerves, the patient will be able to endure a very high stimulation current. Some patients report a comfortable sensation, even at 30mA at 0.2ms – the highest setting available.

In the follow-up sessions, you will see that tolerance decrease as the nerve starts to recover.


   
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