Neurotips have been designed for healthcare professionals to use as neurological examination tools to help identify patients with peripheral neuropathy and decreased sensitivity to sharpness.
Combining a Neurotip within a Neuropen® ensures that a quantifiable force of 40g can be exerted safely onto the skin while eliminating the risk of unnecessary pain and cross infection.
These are single-use neurological examination pins that are semi-sharp and reduce the risk of puncturing the fragile skin found on the foot.
When you buy a Neurotips, you will receive 1 box containing 100 x Neurotips.
- Sterile semi-sharp examination pin
- Sharpness testing tip
- Removable cap
- Peripheral vision testing - The red and white Neurotips provide contrast when used for peripheral vision testing
Neurotips are designed to establish pin-prick perception and foot sensation without the need to pierce the delicate skin of the foot in the process. These neurological examination pins are designed to deliver an accurate assessment in a safe, easy to handle, single-use tool.
People with diabetes can often suffer from peripheral neuropathy, which is damage to the sensitivity of the nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord (peripheral nerves). This can cause a gradual onset of numbness and pain in your hands and feet.
Many diabetic patients can experience sharp, jabbing, throbbing or burning pain and their feet can become extreme sensitivity to touch, making it difficult for some sufferers to wear socks or even tolerate the weight of blankets on their feet without experiencing pain.
The peripheral nerves found in your feet send sensory information to the central nervous system. One of the most common causes of peripheral neuropathy is diabetes, along with other causes such as infections, injuries or metabolic problems.