When is physical therapy indicated in the treatment of foot ulcers due to diabetic neuropathy?

Updated: Jan 08, 2019
  • Author: Dianna Quan, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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In cases of foot ulcers, physical therapy may be indicated for wound care. Treatments may consist of whirlpool, Unna boots (if necessary, although not commonly used), and debridement. For patients with autonomic neuropathy, balance training and fall prevention education is paramount.


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