Painful Diabetic Neuropathy May Increase the Risk of Falling

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

A recent study by Paul Lalli and colleagues (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23218484) demonstrated that people with diabetic neuropathy and neuropathic pain have more variability in their gait.  This population also reported great risk of hospitalizations for fall related injuries and a great fear of falling.  The study authors suggest that patients with painful diabetic neuropathy should be evaluated for risk of falling.

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