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Hi, all. I'm having a difficulty with my foot ulcer I want it to be completely healed. It has been bothering me for quite a long time now. Very slow healing process and it still has a "necrotic" base as what my doctor described it. I told my sister in law about this, she researched it for me and there I read about microcirculation therapy. Evidence-based researches are impressive although not everything you see on the internet is true. Even so, it has piqued my curiosity. Has anyone ever tried it? Let me know it would be a big help. Thank you so much
 

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I understand you are just asking for anyone with experience on this.....but this is such a potentially serious problem that I think continuing to talk with 'Health Care Professionals' is your best bet. Ask your doctor to refer you to a specialist in this area, they in turn will be able to give you up to date information.

Just a thought from a fellow diabetic. Injuries on my legs and feet heal very slowly....because of that, I do not mess around with anything that seems to be problematic in that area I go to my doctor or to an Emergency Room.....so far I have avoided any complications in this area...

Good Luck
 

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One form of microcirculation therapy can be done by a chiropractor. I seem to recall it was a form of ultrasound. However, a decent chiropractor would only do it in concert with your doctor. I had a sudden foot injury from plantar fasciitis and this helped a lot. However, I would still see a podiatrist on this as there are many tests that they can do to help to determine what can be done safely.

I have problems with slow healing and it is worsened when I don't have enough natural Vitamin C in my diet. I had wounds on my legs that wouldn't heal for months and when I started eating citrus again, they healed right up. Apparently vitamin C in pills isn't all that it's cracked up to be. So try eating a citrus fruit daily (kiwi has the most vitamin c for the carb) if you don't already do so. It's not going to resolve dead tissue, but it might help what's left.
 

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I have heard of the therapy, but know nothing about it so I can't be any help in that area.

The best thing you can do to help the healing and preventing further complications is to keep your BG level under 140 at all times, under 120 would be better. 140 and up is the level where the effects of high BG is doing its damage...and seek medical help in treating your foot ulcer.
 

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A lot of "new people" trying to hawk this "microcirculation therapy" where you buy a device that infuses CO2 for 5 minutes a day.

Honestly...see your doctor.
 

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Thank you I appreciate all the replies. It's all over the internet and you can check out deoxyhemoglobin vasodilator. This device is FDA approved though and has no reported side effects so far. I already asked my doctor about this, he said it's fine since it's an alternative treatment. I just wanted to hear/read a real testimony of this therapy. I don't have much knowledge about therapies cos I've been just following conventional treatments ever since. Anyway, I might try their free trial so I can experience it myself. I'll update you guys for any improvement
 

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You need to see you physician - as well as ask to be referred to a wound centre. A lot of physicians are not very well versed in wound therapy and as stated above this could become a huge problem. I would not waste your resources on home remedies.
 

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Thank you I appreciate all the replies. It's all over the internet and you can check out deoxyhemoglobin vasodilator. This device is FDA approved though and has no reported side effects so far.
The FDA approved device is available by prescription only. There are also a lot of side effects associated with this procedure. Is this a shill posting?
 

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You need to see you physician - as well as ask to be referred to a wound centre. A lot of physicians are not very well versed in wound therapy and as stated above this could become a huge problem. I would not waste your resources on home remedies.
I agree with you on that Rhall. Unfortunately, wound centers are few and far between here in the US. The one we had at our local hospital used to be available every afternoon, then once a week. Seems to be closed now. Now the only option is to go to a hospital in Minneapolis which is difficult to get to if you don't have a car or perhaps have the wound on your right foot AND has a very expensive parking ramp. I've been complaining to the clinic system that they need to start providing transport between hospitals for patients who can't get to these specialty clinics and don't have the money for special transport. Hopefully, something will happen.
 

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an OTC suppliment that is low risk and might work is Alph Lipoic Acid (ALA). ofcourse, it is not a cure for an ulcer but might help your overall health.

It is an anti oxidant like vitamin C. so YMMV on this one. Unlike vitamin C, ALA is both fat soluable abd water soluable so it gets to where it needs to go.

my personal experience is mixed and anadoctal. When I was newly diagnosed, I credit ALA for reversing some numbness in my feet. However, now that my disease has progressed, I do not notice any benefit from it.
 

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I could give you a very long list of diabetic drugs that many of us have been give prescription for by our doctors and regretted taking them. All were approved by the FDA!

For me it was Januvia, damn near killed me until I figured out they were causing me to get respiratory infections. These infections came on fast and required some heavy antibiotic to stop. I finally found out that these infections were on the 'side affects' list for Januvia. I stopped taking it and the infections stopped! That was 6-7 years ago...have not had that problem since!

The FDA is not what it used to be....like most Government offices now, I do not Trust any of them........do so at your own peril!
 

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I've heard L-arginine was good for wound healing.

Ascorbyl palmitate is an oil soluble vitamin C.
 
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