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Magnetic insoles for foot pain

Discussion in 'General Issues and Discussion Forum' started by admin, Sep 25, 2005.

  1. admin

    admin Administrator Staff Member

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    When will people get it --- they don't work!!!

    First there was this study in the Journal of the American Medical Association:
    and now we have this new one from the Mayo Clinic Proceedings:
    but there may be some limted benefit for in painful diabetic neuropathy:
  2. Stanley

    Stanley Well-Known Member

    Magnetic Insoles

    For what is worth, I have seen magnetic insoles work once. I had a patient that had a history of breast cancer, and she said it was worse laying down. She told me that the insoles helped her, while my orthotics didn't. :confused:
    I remembered thatworse laying down is a sign of lymphatic dysfunction in applied kinesiology, so I muscle tested laying down and all the muscles failed. This is the test for lymphatic dysfunction. When I lightly taped the magnetic insoles to the bottom of the feet the muscles did not fail.
    So in this one instance the magnetic insoles helped and there appeared a reason for it to help.
  3. John Spina

    John Spina Active Member

    Magnetic insoles probably do not help,however do not discount a possible placebo effect that they can have.These are thought to work according to the principles similiar to accupuncture....however,accupuncture actually does work.
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    This patent has just been granted:
    Hygienical shoes with mobile magnet piece
    Link to patent
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  6. DaVinci

    DaVinci Well-Known Member

    Someone in the NHS needs to be shot for using that product.
  7. Hoppo

    Hoppo Member

    Re: Magnetic Insoles

    I have used them on a very elderly patient with chronic ulceration, on his left hallux. he had this ulcer on and off for over 2 years and when i was nagged long enough i placed them in his slippers which he wore all the time. he felt so good with his insoles he wore them to bed on cold nights? to my surprise the ulcer went and did not return. So they must of dragged enough circluation down to allow healing or something? so as a last resort i keep them as a last resort tx option - for PVD patients only?

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