The Siberian Scientific Medical Journal
 
 
№ 5 / 2017 / 33-39

HIGH AND LOW FREQUENCY TRANSCUTANEOUS ELECTRONEUROSTIMULATION IN THE TREATMENT OF DIABETIC DISTAL POLYNEUROPATHY OF LOWER EXTREMITIES

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Abstract

Up to the present day there are no specific criteria and algorithms to apply high (HF) and low frequency transcutaneous electroneurostimulaion (LF TENS) to the treatment of distal polyneuropathy of the lower limbs (DPLL) in patients with type 2 diabetes. The aim of the study was to compare the efficacy of HF TENS and LF TENS in treatment of DPLL in type 2 diabetes. Material and methods. 187 patients (F: 97, M: 90) with a confirmed diagnosis DPLL with type 2 diabetes were examined. Patients of the control group underwent standard course of drug therapy. Patients of the main group underwent the course of high-frequency (HF) and low-frequency (LF) TENS. Results. Application of LF TENS was more effective than HF TENS under the treatment of sensory and motor deficits in patients with DPLL in type 2 diabetes, while the use of HF TENS has a more pronounced analgesic effect than LF frequency TENS under the treatment of neuropathic pain.

Key words

diabetes mellitus, diabetic polyneuropathy, transcutaneous electroneurostimulation, acupuncture, neuropathic pain syndrome, negative sensory symptoms
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About Authors (Correspondence):

Al Zamil M. – candidate of medical sciences, doctor of functional diagnostics and reflexologist, e-mail: alzamil@mail.ru

Full Text

Received: 29/10/2017
Accepted: 29/10/2017