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July 2015
BREAKTHROUGH RESEARCH IN TREATMENTS FOR CHRONIC PAIN CAUSED BY NERVE DAMAGE FUNDED BY THE FOUNDATION FOR PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY
An international research team led by Boston Children's Hospital, released findings on June 17, 2015 in the journal Neuron that describes a breakthrough in treating chronic pain.  Drawing from human pain genetics, their research demonstrates a way to break the cycle of pain hypersensitivity without the development of addiction, tolerance or side effects. READ MORE 
ARE YOU A DIABETIC PN PATIENT INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING IN A CLINICAL STUDY?
The objectives of the MEDIAN study are to evaluate the short-term and long-term safety and nutritional benefits of Metanx versus placebo in subjects with mild to moderate diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN).  There are 25 trial locations across the country.  The Principal Investigator of the study is Dr. Roy Freeman from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a consortium partner in the Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy's own Research Registry.
HOW TO GIVE A FOOT MASSAGE
Foot massage sometimes relieves the pain and discomfort of PN.  Whether you are giving or receiving the foot massage, there are steps you can take to make the experience more effective.  This three-part link describes the importance of setting up a comfortable space to give and receive the massage, basic techniques for addressing all parts of the foot including the arch, ankle and toes and other techniques you might consider incorporating.  For more details CLICK HERE

For more information about the benefits of massage for people with PN, visit our website and check out information on Complementary /Integrative therapies.
LAST CHANCE TO SUPPORT AN "EVERYDAY HERO"
Support Maggie
July is the last month to support our Everyday Hero.  
Maggie Akers has challenged herself to run the 2015 San Francisco half marathon to honor her father and support the Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy.

  

 

Disclaimer: The information contained in this newsletter is not intended to substitute for informed medical advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting a qualified health care provider. You are strongly encouraged to consult a neurologist with any questions or comments you may have regarding your condition. The best care can only be given by a qualified provider who knows you personally.

 

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