Wheelchair Benefits for Patients with Sensory-Motor Neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathies are a group of various acquired or inherited disorders that cause damage to peripheral nerves—nerves outside the brain and spinal cord.  These nerves carry sensations to the brain and control movement of the legs and arms, including the intestines and bladder. These conditions are painful, sometimes incapacitating, and even fatal.

Sensory-motor neuropathy, on the other hand, is called progressive muscle weakness or atrophy, causing difficulty walking, footdrop, and pes cavus. Some pyramidal signs may also be associated with this disease, such as pain, muscle cramps, mild increase in muscle tone, spasticity, and living tendon reflexes.

The neuropathy has different causes, for its diagnosis it is necessary to do, in addition to a physical examination, a blood test. Diagnosis usually requires a complete medical history and neurologic examination. For treatment, you need, apart from medications, the making therapies, as well as physical therapy, which will help improve movements. On the other hand, orthopedic appliances, canes, and wheelchairs are very useful.

Wheelchair for patients with sensory-motor neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy is a disease that has the characteristic of damaging the nerves that transmit sensations to the central nervous system. Each of the nerves in the peripheral system has a specific function, which means that the symptoms depend on the type of nerve affected. These nerves are classified as sensory nerves, motor nerves, and autonomic nerves. Sensory-motor neuropathy directly affects motor nerves, causing muscle atrophy while the patient suffers from absence of pyramidal and sensory signs.

A patient suffering from this disease may have symptoms such as tingling, numbness, tingling in the feet, hands, arms and legs, extreme sensitivity to touch, lack of coordination of falls, paralysis, sharp, throbbing and stabbing pain, pain in certain activities that should not cause the same, and a feeling of wearing gloves or stockings.

Treatments can relieve symptoms, including drugs such as analgesics, antiseizure drugs, topical treatments, and antidepressants. On the other hand, treatment with therapies and certain procedures also helps relieve symptoms, for example, physical therapy, contributes to the improvement of movements together with other technical aids. There are a variety of useful devices for patients suffering from sensory motor neuropathy, including: the wheelchair, which allows to move from one place to another easily and comfortably, in addition to reducing muscle pain and tension in the feet.


The wheelchair is a device of technical assistance essential for the movement and movement, on its own account or with the help of a third party, of a person who has lost, due to an illness or accident, mobility permanently or partially. Neurodegenerative diseases are one of the main reasons for disability, so you can depend on a wheelchair to cope with this type of disabilities.

The wheelchair, in many cases, allows the user to be independent. There are several types of wheelchairs, with different structure, sizes and accessories, each with specific functions, in addition to allowing user mobility, so it is very important to know about them before purchasing them. Each wheelchair comes with specific features according to the needs of the user and his environment, to avoid consequences for their improper use. On the other hand, it is necessary to know what is the level of dependence with which the user has, since this is a decisive point when choosing a model.

Wheelchair Brand Kalstein

At Kalstein we are MANUFACTURERS of the best wheelchairs for all those people with neuropathic disabilities, apart from having the best technical support devices, such as wheelchairs, we also have all kinds of laboratory equipment, which has a high quality and technology, in addition to having the best PRICES in the market. If you are looking for a wheelchair, we have a variety of models for sale, you can find in our catalog manual, electric, standing, sporty and children’s wheelchairs. Our electric wheelchair YR series presents the following specifications:

  • Lightweight folding design, easy to carry and travel.
  • Switch to manual model.
  • Detachable Footrest.

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