October 18, 2022 2 min read

Over 20 million Americans live with daily pain, tingling and numbness in their hands and feet, causing impaired foot awareness and decreased balance when walking. 

There are many types of peripheral neuropathy, each with a different cause, but all having a similar impact on movement and quality of life.  This progressive condition is one of the most common chronic neurological conditions impacting so many around the world. 

Naboso is committed to helping people move better through sensory science and has initiated a Neuropathy Pilot Study to begin to collect subjective data around the effects of the Neuro Insoles for improving foot awareness with neuropathy.

The Neuropathy Pilot 

The pilot includes 40 subjects, all diagnosed with varying types of neuropathy, as they wear the  Naboso Neuro Insoles every day for at least 30 minutes for a total of 6 weeks.

All subjects have reported decreased foot awareness and numbness which causes impaired balance and stability when walking. After just 1 week of wearing the Naboso Neuro Insoles this is what they have found.

 

92% reported increase in foot awareness despite having prior numbness

76% reported increase in stability when walking with Naboso Insoles

 

And here’s a few testimonials from the pilot participants.

A direct correlation to the longer amount of time they’re worn - the more improved walking and balance.

– Pilot Participant, MS Neuropathy

There is a change when I take off the shoes with the insoles and just walk around barefoot.  I am still more aware of my feet.  I am surprised at how simple they are yet they definitely make a difference in my just being "aware" of my feet.

- Pilot Participant, Diabetic Neuropathy

I've observed increased foot awareness and definitely there is less foot tingling.  I've also noticed there is less stiffness of the foot.

- Pilot Participant, Chemo-Induced Neuropathy

Next Steps for Neuropathy

As they continue to conduct this Neuropathy Pilot it is important to be very clear about the goals of theNaboso Insoles and this condition.  

In no way does Naboso claim totreat neuropathy, but rather what the insoles do is bring awareness to an otherwise numb foot.  By turning the noise aka sensory stimulation up we are essentially helping the nervous system “feel” the foot again.  

This increased perception of the foot when wearing the Naboso Neuro Insoles translates to improved balance, stability and movement confidence.   When we are able to give mobility and movement back to an individual, so much changes!   For many it is like getting their life back.

Completed Pilot Study

As Naboso continues to follow these 40 subjects we will be sure to report all findings with the Fitterfirst community. After the study is complete these findings will be used to build awareness in the neuropathy and neuro rehab communities.  

At Fitterfirst, our goal is to help you practice Stability in daily living to improve Agility at plan and enhance Mobility for life!