New Weapon for Diabetic Foot: Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy

Jun. 19, 2020

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Speaking of diabetes, I think everyone is no stranger to it. Only the patients who suffer from the terrible complications may have a profound experience. Diabetic foot is one of the serious complications leading to patients' disability and death. Extracorporeal shock wave treatment is a new weapon for treating diabetic foot. The effect is excellent.

Traditional Diabetic Foot Treatment

The prevalence of foot ulcers in patients with diabetes is 4% to 10%. Diabetic feet can be divided into divine type, ischemic type, and mixed type, which are foot infections, ulcers, or deep tissue damage caused by diabetic nerve and vascular disease in diabetic patients. Diabetes is a common chronic disease in my country. Although the current medical level cannot completely cure diabetes, treatment is difficult and costly. If there is no early treatment, the outcome is usually not optimistic. Diabetes patients can account for 40% to 60% of all non-traumatic low-level amputation surgery.

Shockwave Therapy Equipment three elements: diabetic patients, accompanied by lower extremity nerve and / or vascular disease, foot ulcers or gangrene.

The increase in the incidence of diabetic foot is mainly due to the lack of cognition of diabetic patients for complications or poor treatment compliance. The early symptoms of diabetic feet are related symptoms caused by neuropathy and vascular disease, such as numbness of the lower extremities, decreased or disappeared feeling, poor skin dryness and elasticity, decreased skin temperature, and pigmentation. If you do not wait for timely and effective treatment, it will deteriorate to the late stage, and there is a risk of amputation due to foot ulcers and gangrene.

At present, drug treatment is the main method for the treatment of diabetic foot in clinical. It can be used for patients with mild lower extremity arterial ischemic disease, delaying the development of their disease. For severe patients, drugs alone cannot achieve the purpose of improving symptoms and limb salvage. Perform surgical treatment.

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Shockwave Therapy has a significant effect

Shockwave is a relatively new treatment method applied in the field of orthopedics in recent years. Because it is a non-invasive treatment method, it has a wide range of applications and fewer adverse reactions, until it is widely used. Shock wave is a kind of sound wave with mechanical characteristics that gathers and generates energy through extreme compression caused by vibration and high-speed motion. It can cause the physical properties such as pressure, temperature and density of the medium to change in a jumping manner. The physical characteristics of ESWT include: ① mechanical effect, that is, the effect generated at the interface of different tissues when the shock wave enters the human body; ② cavitation effect, that is, the micro gas nuclear cavitation bubble existing in the liquid between the tissues occurs under the action of the shock wave Vibration, when the intensity of the shock wave exceeds a certain value, the effect of growth and collapse; ③ thermal effect, that is, the effect of the shock wave continuously absorbed by the tissue during the propagation of the shock wave in the body.

Studies have shown that the presence of dilated and angiogenic media in the local treatment of shock waves not only has a local effect on ulcers or burns, but also has a systemic effect, which can promote the regeneration of pro-inflammatory neuropeptides (P substance) and new blood vessels It internally releases vascular endothelial growth factor that promotes angiogenesis and nitric oxide with vasodilatory effect, so it has a good analgesic effect.

Shockwave is effective in treating diabetic foot, non-invasive treatment, less adverse reactions, and wide application prospects.

Diabetic foot home management

Carrying out knowledge education on diabetic foot disease can reduce the occurrence of foot ulcers in high-risk patients with diabetic foot disease and reduce the recurrence rate of diabetic foot ulcers.

Feet maintenance, check your feet every day to avoid walking barefoot; do not use hot water bottles, electric heaters and other items to directly keep your feet warm;

Choosing suitable shoes and wearing diabetic shoes that are specially customized or used with foot orthosis are the key to preventing foot ulcers in diabetic patients. Footwear that mainly reduces the pressure on the soles of the feet.

Mild patients can carry out lower limb rehabilitation training.