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Important Study For Those With Diabetic Foot Neuoropathy

Updated on November 23, 2010

Could Magnetic Insoles Be The Answer?

DR MICHAEL WEINTRAUB, Adjunct Clinical Professor of Neurology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Clinical Professor of Neurology at New York Medical College, Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine at New York Medical College, and Chief of Neurology at Phelps Memorial Hospital in Sleepy Hollow, New York.

Dr Weintraub has practiced medicine for over 30 year, does clinical research and writes papers and teach nationally.

About diabetes he says:

We have spent over 1 billion dollars in research, and we do not know the cause for diabetes. We have alot of theories, and complicating this makes it more difficult to think about how you treat because treating someone with insulin of getting blood sugar down does not always do the trick. We have people who have very high levels of glucose and they tend to have greater complications. We also have people who have normal glucose who have the exact same complications, and you just do not know why certain people are more susceptible than others.

We know that the taller somebody is usually males, they tend to have more of a tendency towards neuropathy. These are just some of the interesting point that make this a very interesting and challenging disorder

Watch this 10 min video for yourself.

Magnets have been used in America since the late 1800s

Of course, they have been used in Easter Medicine for centuries.

Magnetic products are a multi-billion dollar business and many grateful customers attest to their benefits. However, claims are yet to be substantiated through studies. The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health is funding two ongoing studies on the general use of magnets and pain.

This article published from Natural Health Webreported on the exciting possibility of magnetic insoles effect on foot neuropathy.

“Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy (DPN) is a common and often disabling complication of diabetes mellitus (DM)….As many as 8 million diabetics in the United States will experience neuropathic pain at some point in their lives.”

So begins a report in the May 5, 2003, issue of the Archives of Physical Medicine that concludes:

“the present study provides convincing data confirming that the constant wearing of static, permanent, magnetic insoles produces statistically significant reduction of neuropathic pain.”

The consumer product used in Dr. Weintraub’s test are “commercially sold under the brand name of Magsteps® by Nikken, Inc.”

All three major television networks reported the findings.

Magnetic therapy is “comparable or superior to that observed with various conventional drugs,” says Dr. Weintraub, it is less expensive and has no side effects. But concludes that “we must keep an open mind.”

No Pain Is NOT Good Pain

Nerve damage in the feet is probably the most talked about neuropathy problem of diabetes. It's affects are often painful, causing burning, itching, tingling and numbness.

Many people feel it is a blessing when their foot neuropathy progresses to the point they can't feel it anymore. Many think the disease is getting better when in fact it is getting worse!

Medications used to help ease the pain all have side effects. Only one treatment doesn't. Magnetic Insoles.

in an effort to get the good news out, bartbishop made a uTube video in 2007 of Dr. Weintraub explaining the technology used in a double blind, peer reviewed independent study that was published in the American Journal of Pain Management in January 1999, showing promising relief for people suffering from  neuropathy of the feet, and major improvement for diabetic patients.

His results showed "90 percent of the diabetics found magnetic footpad insoles significantly reduced chronic foot pain."

On A SIde Note

My personal experience with the insoles has been that it takes time. Depending on the damage, neuropathy suffers will notice results in variable degrees of time. One man I know didn't notice anything for a whole year. Others notice improvement is just a few weeks.

Nutrition also plays a part. Combating free radicals seem to speed the results with the magnetic insoles.

A Little Attention Will Keep Your Feet Smiling

If You Would Like More Information

Or would like to order the same insoles used in the Weintraub studies you can buy them directly from Nikken through

Insoles start in children's at $45.00 USD to $80.00 USD for adult sizes, and have been known to last a lifetime.

The patented Nikken EQL Magnetic Technology provides 100% magnetic coverageand is unique in magentic products.

For more information on the EQL magnetic technology that sets this magnet insoles apart, CLICK HERE

What You May Have To Look Forward To If You Don't

Kulsum Mehmood from Nagpur, India shows what you have to look forward to if you don't take care of neuropathy of the feet. She states some statics unique to India, but it is applicable to all of us. There are some ugly pictures:  Diabetic Foot Care


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      HealthyHanna 7 years ago from Utah

      Alison, Thanks for bring attention to the way animals respong to magnets. It is true. If you are an animal lover, and if you have an animal with an injury, try a magnet to aid the recovery and discomfort. Experience is exposes the truth.

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      Alison Graham 7 years ago from UK

      A fascinating hub, thanks so much for all the information about diabetic foot neuropathy. Magnets are used to treat horse leg injuries and certainly speed up recovery so there cannot be a psychological element to why these work! (the thermo imaging video has been removed from youtube though?) thanks for sharing, voted up and useful.

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      Tatjana-Mihaela 7 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      This is great info, HH. Magnets are great for healing many health problems. Well done.

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      HealthyHanna 7 years ago from Utah

      I'm sorry for your grandfather. It is hard to think that something as simple as magnetic insoles may have prevented him loosing his legs. I guess we will never really know.

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      Kelly Kline Burnett 7 years ago from Fontana, WI

      My grandfather had both legs amputated. I hate diabetes. Such a horrible illness. Very important Hub. Thank you very much!

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      HealthyHanna 7 years ago from Utah

      Thanks Pamela. I think this is worth talking about.

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      Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

      Very interesting about an important topic as so many people have diabetes. Great hub.