A new study in the journal Diabetes Care using ultrasound has found that decompression of the tibial nerve did not reduce its cross-sectional area in patients with painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy. "We're not suggesting that decompression isn't worthwhile, only that we didn't find an effect of surgery on CSA using ultrasound," said study coauthor Marita Schouten. The authors plan a second paper on clinical outcomes such as relief from pain and tingling.

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