Oct 24, 2018
Diabetic Neuropathy

Dr. Bill Releford - Diabetic Neuropathy Treatment


ello, it’s Dr. Bill Releford from The Releford Foot and Ankle Institute “Where we stop the pain so you can start living again!”. Today we are talking about an innovative “Diabetic neuropathy” treatment.

Diabetes can create a number of complications that can negatively affect the quality of life.

Diabetic neuropathy is perhaps one of the early signs that the disease is not being managed well.  About 50% of people suffering from diabetes have diabetic neuropathy. Diabetic neuropathy is a nerve disorder that is accelerated by elevated blood sugars over an extended period of time. Diabetics of at least 10 years have high chances of suffering from diabetic neuropathy. In addition to elevated blood sugars, high blood pressure and high cholesterol seem to be responsible for advancing diabetic peripheral neuropathy

Diabetic Neuropathy Treatment
Diabetic neuropathy

Unfortunately, there is no cure for diabetic neuropathy. The only viable treatments available are used to manage diabetic neuropathy by slowing the progression of the disease, relieving its symptomatic pain and restoring bodily function. Some patients are, however, often unable to tolerate the multitude of adverse effects such as dizziness and depression. 

As a podiatric surgeon based in Los Angeles, I’ve developed a new, cost-effective treatment to manage diabetic neuropathy using the power of regenerative medicine. One aspect of his treatment protocol involves using stem cells and platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) to facilitate peripheral nerve repair.

My technique involves concentrating the patient’s own nerve growth factors derived from the patients own blood. This high concentration of nerve growth factors is then administered on a weekly basis for about a month. Most patients report moderate to significant relief of their symptoms and an overall improvement in the quality of life.

Symptoms of diabetic peripheral neuropathy typically present in one or more of the following ways:

  • Numbness, tingling and burning sensations in the feet and legs especially at night
  • Pins and needle sensations
  • Sharp stabbing pain especially at night
  • Inflammation and tenderness of the skin
  • Non-healing ulcerations on the feet and hands
  • Muscle weakness that makes movement difficult
  • Loss of balance
  • Dizziness

According to 2012 statistics by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, over 20 million people suffer from diabetic neuropathy. I’m a pioneer in the field of regenerative medicine and the treatment of diabetic peripheral neuropathy and I can help you or your loved ones. 

If you or a loved one is suffering from diabetic neuropathy, call the Releford Foot and Ankle Institute now! 310-412-0183.