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Alleviating diabetes complications

Birgitta Rice, in the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, has developed a therapy proven to relieve leg pain and improve healing of chronic foot ulcers in patients with diabetes or peripheral arterial disease.

Utilizing assisted thermal biofeedback, WarmFeet Intervention allows peripheral blood vessels to widen, improving circulation to tissues and nerves. In a randomized clinical trial, the treatment helped chronic foot ulcers heal completely within three months. Subjects also noticed improvements in pain relief, nerve function, ambulation, and coping skills.

Click to learn more about WarmFeet Intervention.