When is occupational therapy indicated in the treatment of diabetic neuropathy?

Updated: Jan 08, 2019
  • Author: Dianna Quan, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Occupational therapy may be necessary in cases where there is severe loss of functional status. When only the lower limbs are involved, patients may need home modifications and equipment. When the upper limbs are involved, patients may need more extensive functional restoration and adaptive equipment. When secondary complications require amputation of a limb, even more intensive functional retraining is required.


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