FDA-Cleared Neuropathy Treatment
The Foot & Ankle Center of Providence is pleased to offer a new treatment for individuals suffering from different forms of peripheral neuropathy. Calmare is safely treating and effectively eliminating pain in the legs and feet of our patients.
Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF NEUROPATHIC PAIN?
Sharp electric pains
Difficuly sleeping or walking due to pain in both legs and feet
WHO IS THE CALMARE TREATMENT FOR?
People suffering from various nerve conditions including:
Chronic Neuropathic Pain
Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy (CIPN)
Failed Back Surgery Syndrome and Sciatic Pain manifesting in the feet
Calmare is a highly effective treatment with long-lasting effects. Clinical studies have shown that the technology successfully reduces pain in more than 80 percent of treated patients.
HOW DOES CALMARE WORK?
The Calmare device is a U.S. FDA cleared pain therapy medical device. Calmare Pain Therapy Treatment patented technology creates a series of complex artificial neuronal messages that are transmitted to the brain via the body’s dermatome pathways. The Calmare device transmits a "no-pain" message to the painful nerve via electrodes applied to the skin in the region of the patient’s pain. The perception of pain is cancelled when the "no-pain" message replaces that of pain, by using the same pathway through the surface electrodes in a non-invasive way. Regardless of the intensity of the pain, a person’s pain can be completely removed for immediate relief!
IS THE TREATMENT PAINFUL?
Calmare is a non-invasive procedure. Five independent channels are used to send artificial messages of “no pain” to the brain. Instead of the painful sensations normally present, the feet no longer hurt and there is a vibratory sensation at the site where the electrodes are placed.
HOW LONG DOES THE TREATMENT TAKE?
One treatment session lasts for 45 minutes. Ten (10) total sessions for a two week period are performed in the office. When your treatment time is set up, you’ll need to plan that same time daily for the two week period.
HOW LONG DOES THE IMPROVEMENT IN PAIN LAST?
After the series of treatments, a person may experience significant pain reduction for an extended period of time. The duration of time depends upon the underlying cause and intensity of the pain and other factors.
ARE THERE ANY HEALTH REASONS WHY I WOULDN’T QUALIFY FOR THE TREATMENT?
The following considerations may exclude some patients:
Pacemaker or implantable defibrillator
Vena cava, aneurysm clips, coronary or other vascular stents
History of epilepsy, brain damage, use of anti-convulsants, symptomatic brain metastases
Prior celiac plexus block, or other neurolytic pain control treatment within 4 weeks
Wounds or skin irritation in areas where the electrodes are required to be placed
Cardiac ischemia within the previous 6 months, or severe arrhythmia
Implanted device such a s a stimulator device
HOW MUCH DOES THE TREATMENT COST?
Our office has payment plans made available through CareCredit to make the treatment affordable. Contact our office for details and for a Free, No Risk Trial.
272 North Springcreek Pkwy • Providence, UT 84332
Daniel J. Huff, DPM Diplomate, American Board of Podiatric Surgery Certified in Foot Surgery and Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery. Andrew Burgon, DPM Associate Doctor at the Foot and Ankle Center.
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