Diabetic neuropathy (DN) represents a common, disabling and, until recently, largely neglected problem affecting approximately 50% of patients with diabetes at some point. According to the International Diabetes Federation, 425 million people world-wide aged 20 years had diabetes in 2017, and this number is expected to increase to 629 million by 2045. Approximately one in 3 people with diabetes experience painful diabetic neuropathy (PDN).
The impact of hydrotherapy and water based exercise has always been considered a useful but underutilized treatment option. At Pain Relief Ireland Dr. Hegarty has always considered the use of aquatic exercise an important part of rehabilitation in chronic low back pain.
Congratulations to Dr. Dominic Hegarty (Clinical Director of Pain Relief Ireland), who gave a presentation on the issues surrounding the management of musculoskeletal pain (MSK) and what the best treatment options are. Dr. Hegarty was one of several consultants who presented the webinar. It was chaired by Sr. S. Rathi (GP, Cork) Dr. E Byrne (GP, Dublin) and hosted by the Mater Private Network had over 250 delegates registered.
The Nobel Committee has awarded this year’s prize in medicine to two scientists who have advanced our understanding of the detection process for “somatosensation,” the sense responsible for the perceptions of touch, temperature, vibration, pain and proprioception – the body’s ability to sense its own movements and position in space.
Pain Relief Ireland wants to congratulate the long-term work of David Julius, a professor of physiology at the University of California, San Francisco, and