Diabetic Foot Ulcers: Causes and Treatment.
Approximately 13% of individuals living with diabetes develop diabetic foot ulcers due to poor circulation. Insufficient arterial inflow to the lower extremities leads to foot ulcers and is the key factor in delayed healing.
High blood sugar levels are often present in diabetics and can cause increased blood viscosity resulting in the thickening of the capillary membrane, negatively impacts blood circulation to feet, and eventually the development of diabetic foot ulcers.
Treating Diabetic Foot Ulcers
During one-hour of VeinOPlus therapy, the calf muscle is stimulated 3,600 times. Every second, a contraction improves venous outflow 7 times while arterial inflow is improved 5 times to the lower extremities (change from lower extremities to feet). After one-hour of VeinOPlus therapy, foot circulation is improved approximately 20% and healing is accelerated.
Two, one-hour therapy sessions per day. Once healed, recommended maintenance protocol is one, one-hour daily sessions to prevent recurrence. Daily one-hour helps prevent foot ulcers.
Post VeinOPlus therapy, measurements were taken…
- 20 minutes later, TcPO₂ level were taken to measure residual index readings.
- 5 minutes later, Toe Pressure levels were taken to measure residual index readings
Rapid venous emptying by the VeinOPlus increases arterio-venous gradient pressures, increases TcPO₂ and Toe Pressure levels, and accelerates healing.