What are the benefits of physical medicine and rehabilitation in the management of diabetic neuropathy?

Updated: Jan 08, 2019
  • Author: Dianna Quan, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians provide a functional-based comprehensive evaluation and treatment program for patients with diabetic neuropathy. Ulcer management may warrant consultation with a specialist at a wound clinic or perhaps a vascular surgeon. A cardiologist should monitor patients who have electrocardiographic abnormalities and/or suggestion of cardiac autonomic neuropathy. A gastroenterologist can monitor patients with intractable GI problems, such as gastroparesis and diarrhea.


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