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Effects of vibrating insoles on standing balance in diabetic neuropathy

Juha M. Hijmans, MSc, et al.

Figure. Schematic representation of vibrating insoles and their activation.

This study investigated the effects of vibrating insoles on balance in nondisabled people and in people with decreased sensation in the feet due to diabetic neuropathy. Only in subjects with neuropathy and only when attention was distracted from standing did balance improve when a substantial vibration was applied to the bottom of the feet. No effects of vibration were found in nondisabled subjects.



Volume 45 Number 9, 2008
   Pages 1441 — 1450


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