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Botox Helps Relieve Diabetic Foot Pain

Posted: May 15, 2009

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Moreover, 44% of the subjects had a reduction of at least 3 points in their pain score within 12 weeks after the Botox injections, and an added benefit was that patients are able to sleep much better after the treatment.

Hu's team concludes that intradermal Botox injections "are an effective and safe method of relieving diabetic neuropathic pain in the feet." However, "the detailed underlying mechanisms, optimal dosage, and precise course of therapy require further evaluation."

Source: Neurology, April 28, 2009.

Reuters, May 6, 2009