Weight-bearing exercise for diabetic patients with peripheral neuropathy
Weight-bearing versus nonweight-bearing exercise for persons with diabetes and peripheral neuropathy: a randomized controlled trialArch Phys Med Rehabil. 2013 May;94(5):829-38. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2012.12.015. Epub 2012 Dec 28
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Dr. Mueller discusses weight-bearing versus nonweight-bearing exercise for persons with diabetes and peripheral neuropathy
29 patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) and peripheral neuropathy (PN) were randomized into one of two 12 week exercise programs. Patients underwent either a weight-bearing (WB) program that consisted of exercises performed while standing up and walking, or into a non-weight-bearing (NWB) program consisting of exercises performed while sitting or lying down. Results indicated that patients in the ...
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