Journal of Undergraduate Research


Beach Boys, Diabetic Neuropathy, vibrations, lower extremities


Life Sciences


Exercise Sciences


One in every four Americans suffer from Diabetic Neuropathy in the lower extremities. This research has a lot to do with the pain and anguish of one fourth of the American people. This pain can cause depression and other mental illnesses, because it reduces the patient’s physical activity by a land slide. This can be traumatic for the patient and the family. This neuropathy in the lower extremities causes nerve damage in the foot and leg area. Doctors have found that it is due to a lack of blood to the nerves, causing the nerve endings to slowly die. This can effect both motor and sensory nerves. The effect on these nerves can lead to lack of movement, and touch, with an increase amount to foot/leg pain.

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