13 Dec Neuropathy Relief Center of Miami Research Review: Effects of Infrared Combined with Methylcobalamin (Vitamin B-12) on the Vibratory Sensory Threshold and Nerve Conduction Velocity of the Lower Extremity in Patients with Diabetic Foot Treatment
● “Infrared and methylcobalamin (B-12) combined treatment of diabetic foot can effectively improve lower extremity nerve conduction velocity and vibration sensory threshold,
regulate serum bFGF and VEGF levels, reduce the degree of inflammatory response, and help improve the overall treatment effect.”
Objective: To investigate the effect of infrared combined with methylcobalamin on the vibratory sensory threshold and lower limb nerve conduction velocity of patients with diabetic foot.
Methods: One hundred and six patients with diabetic foot in our hospital from February 2018 to December 2020 were enrolled and divided into the study and control groups. The patients in the control group were given methylcobalamin, and the patients in the research group were treated with infrared light on the basis of the control group. The therapeutic effect, vibration sensory threshold, lower limb nerve conduction velocity, and related biochemical index levels before and after treatment in the two groups were counted.
Result: The total effective rate of the study group (94.34%) was significantly higher than that of the control group (81.13%). The left/right lower limb vibration sensation threshold decreased in both groups after treatment, and the study group was lower than that of the control group (P < 0.05). The conduction velocity of the left/right common peroneal nerve and tibial nerve increased in both groups after treatment, and the study group was larger than that of the control group (P < 0.05). The bFGF, VEGF, and APN increased in both groups after treatment. VEGF and APN increased and IL-6 and TNF-α decreased in both groups after treatment, and the study group was better than the control group (P < 0.05).
Conclusion: Infrared and methylcobalamin combined treatment of diabetic foot can effectively improve lower extremity nerve conduction velocity and vibration sensory threshold, regulate serum bFGF and VEGF levels, reduce the degree of inflammatory response, and help improve the overall treatment effect.
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