Electric signal therapy is a treatment used for neuropathy. Using an electro-medical device, electrodes are attached to your skin in your legs. Local anesthetic blocks are also used. This involves multiple injections in your legs. For about 30 minutes, electrical signal will be generated in your legs following the course of your nerves. Most of the time, he will not feel this electrical signal because the frequencies are so high that the nerve does not detect the stimulation. The frequency and amplitude of the electrical signal is varied throughout the entire treatment. This keeps the nerves guessing and responding to therapy. It should not be painful. However, patients may experience sensation and even some discomfort. This is usually only a very short period of time during the treatment.
If you suffer from painful sensations caused by diabetic neuropathy, Dr. Darren Silvester of Next Step Foot & Ankle Clinic in Pleasanton and Universal City, Texas. Call our Pleasanton office at 830-569-3338 or our Universal City office at 210-375-3318, or write to us online, to learn more about electrical signal therapy and schedule your first appointment with us.