Tibial Nerve Decompression Failed to Improve Painful Diabetic Polyneuropathy

It has been hypothesized that the development of diabetic polyneuropathy (DPN) is due to swelling of the nerve, as well as thickening and stiffening of the surrounding ligaments, causing chronic compression of nerves. Researchers examined the effect of surgical decompression of the tibial nerve on the mean cross sectional area (CSA). Results indicated there was not significant improvements in patients who had the surgery and that a larger trial is needed.  READ MORE

Sourcet: ADA/Diabetes Care