alexa Effects of Skin Stretch Sensory Stimuli on Balance in Patients with Diabetic Neuropathy

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Effects of Skin Stretch Sensory Stimuli on Balance in Patients with Diabetic Neuropathy

Lower limb neuropathy is one of the most common neuropathic disorders that are associated with diabetes. Sensory neuropathy which is damage to the sensory nerve can produce numbness, irritation, and pain in the extremities. During normal standing, somatosensory inputs from the legs and feet contribute to postural stability. Peripheral neuropathy, contributing to decreased proprioception and increased reflex reaction time, has been implicated as a possible risk factor for falling. Balance, muscular strength, and endurance are very important factor in fall risk. In Subjects with loss of sensation associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy greater postural sway exhibition and a higher fall risk are presented

 

Citation: Akbari M, Dadgoo M, Ebrahimi I, Moradi S (2011) Effects of Skin Stretch Sensory Stimuli on Balance in Patients with Diabetic Neuropathy. J Nov Physiother 1:105. doi: 10.4172/2165-7025.1000105

 
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