PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY is a condition where the feeling in your feet or hands is abnormal. There may be tingling, or pain or numbness. These problems often develop slowly, are irritating and often worsen over time. The condition frequently interrupts sleep in the early hours of the morning. It is recommended to work with a medical professional to diagnose neuropathy and assess options.
Pads are used on the foot, calf and leg area to generate better circulation and faster relief pain.
What is infrared light therapy?
Light emitting diodes (LEDs) are a part of medical devices that emit near infrared (IR) light. IR light is invisible to the human eye. The IR light has been reported in the scientific literature to dilate blood vessels at the site of treatment.
What is the bio/physiological reaction to infrared light?
Scientific evidence shows that IR light triggers the release of nitric oxide from blood vessels and from red blood cells at the site of treatment. Nitric oxide causeslocal vasodilation that lasts several hours after the treatments cease. Vasodilation improves blood flow and is useful in patients whose peripheral neuropathy is due to poor blood flow.
How often is it used?
Light therapy, by a licensed healthcare provider, is typically given for a minimum of three times a week for 8-12 weeks. This time frame is due to the overall patient load at a clinic or the logistics of getting patients from their residence to a clinic. If treatments can be given more frequently… 4-5 times a week… blood flow often improves more quickly and positive outcomes are seen in less time.
Watch this animation to learn how LED LIght Therapy can help neuropathy.
Statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the FDA. Light therapy devices are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Reduce Pain & Improve Sensation with LED Light Therapy Boot Systems using Red & Near Infrared Light
Boot/122 Pads are designed to offer relief from Neuropathy Pain & Discomfort
Therapy is Easy using Neurocare Systems Automatic Neuropathy Frequency Program
20 Minutes, 3 or more times a week to Experience Change
Use a comfortable chair: A recliner, anti-gravity chair or chair with hassock are good options
Put a barrier in place for clinical use (we recommend a plastic bag over the foot and leg)
Fold the Boot 122 pad around the foot and ankle or place the pad behind the calf and bottom of the foot as shown above and secure with the provided Velcro straps
Turn on the controller
Select the "N" pulsed frequency program designed for Neuropathy pain therapy and let the automatic program run. It will shut off after it finishes in 20 minutes.
Therapy should be administered 3 or more times a week, more frequently will yield faster results
After the desired improvement has been reached, less frequent therapy should be administered to maintain the improved sensation
Pads Designed for Comfort and Durability:
Inset Diodes - many flexible boot designs have protruding diodes that can cause discomfort pressing into sensitive skin
Bound Pad Edges - protect pad edges for long term use
Easy Cleaning - disposable alcohol pads may be used to wipe the surface and diodes