Background and Objectives: Diabetes is assosiated with neuropatic disorders. It is related to vascular or ischemic disorders. Intermittent Pneumatic Compression (IPC) has been recomanded for treatment of peripheral circulatory disorders. IPC is based on phases of intermittent positive pressure. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of IPC on diabetic peripheral neuropath. Materials and Methods: In this study, 17 subjects (13 men,4 women) with diabetic neuropathy, were studied. They received 60 mmhg of IPC for 45 minutes in10 sessions, three time weekly. Neuropathy was measured by electrodiagnostic testes. Data were analyzed by using Repeated Measures ANOVA. Results: Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV) of tibial, peronal and sural nerves significantly improved after the modally sessions. Conclusion: This study showed IPC therapy improwed diabetic neuropathy and increasing of NCV as a sign of improvement.
Keywords: Diabetic neuropathy, Intermittent pneumatic compression, Nerve conduction