Diabetic foot ulcer treatment management with lymphatic neuromuscular taping (NMT)

H. Kristianto, C. Celletti, A. Waluyo, F. Camerota, D. Blow

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Abstract

Introduction. Foot ulcers are major complications of diabetes mellitus and are estimated to affect 0.5-3% of the global population of people with diabetes. Treatment, prevention and management of foot ulcers is of paramount importance and utilisation of different preventative strategies has been described in literature. The aim of this research study is to evaluate the possible integrative role of NeuroMuscolar Taping (NMT) in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers. Methods. This is an observational study involving patients with 3 to 5 degree of diabetic wound classification. The Bates-Jensen Wound Assessment Tool (BJWAT) was used before and after four weeks of NeuroMuscolar Taping applications. Results. The BJWAT score significantly decreased after treatment with NMT application (p<0,05) evaluated with Friedman test. Conclusion. NMT application seems to be a useful, non invasive and low cost treatment to associate with other treatments in the management of diabetic foot ulcers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87-90
Number of pages4
JournalClinica Terapeutica
Volume172
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2021

Keywords

  • Diabetic foot
  • Diabetic ulcer
  • Neuro muscular taping
  • Peripheral oxygenation
  • Wound healing

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