Clinical Efficacy and Human Factors Validation Testing of the Erchonia EVRL for Providing Temporary Relief of Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Foot Pain

  • End date
    Feb 17, 2023
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Erchonia Corporation
Updated on 17 June 2022
treatment regimen
peripheral neuropathy
diabetic peripheral neuropathy
diabetic neuropathy
foot pain


The purpose of this clinical study is to determine the effectiveness of the Erchonia® EVRL™, manufactured by Erchonia Corporation (the Company), in providing prescription home use application for temporary relief of diabetic neuropathy foot pain in individuals diagnosed with diabetic neuropathy by a suitably qualified and licensed health professional.


Human Factors Validation Testing will initially be conducted to valuate a lay person's ability to understand and apply as applicable the information contained in the EVRL™ Use Device Proper Use Reference Guide, and device packaging and labeling materials to correctly, safely, and successfully activate and operate the EVRL™ to administer the treatment; and to identify any and all use difficulties, problems and errors, including those pertaining to critical tasks and close calls demonstrated by the lay person during device operation, and to subsequently mitigate each identified instance of use error through device and/or materials modification, and to subsequently evaluate the effectiveness of each modification, as applicable

Phase Two will commence following the successful completion of Phase One. Phase Two comprises the performance of a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, clinical study of the efficacy of the Erchonia® EVRL™, manufactured by Erchonia Corporation (the Sponsor), for prescription home use application in providing temporary relief of diabetic peripheral neuropathy foot pain.

Condition Neuropathy, Diabetic, Neuropathy;Peripheral, Neuropathy, Painful
Treatment Placebo Laser, Erchonia® EVRL™
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT05291975
SponsorErchonia Corporation
Last Modified on17 June 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

Previously diagnosed with diabetes induced peripheral neuropathy by a suitably qualified and licensed health professional within the past 6 months
Over the age of 18 years of age
Able to read and write English
Constant feet pain on-going over at least the past 3 months
If using analgesics (pain medication), you must be on a stable analgesic regimen (i.e., no changes to the prescribed analgesic regimen) over a period of at least 14 days prior to enrollment; and willing and able to not have planned upward dose titration of analgesics during the study period. You may elect to decrease analgesic use during the study. Cannabis prescribed for medicinal purposes would qualify as an analgesic in this context
Willing and able to refrain from engaging in any non-study procedure therapies for the management of foot pain throughout the course of study participation, including conventional therapies such as physical therapy, occupational therapy and hot or cold packs, as well as alternative therapies such as chiropractic care and acupuncture
Agrees to refrain from taking a dosage of analgesic (pain medication) for at least 6 hours before a scheduled VAS foot pain rating is to be recorded
Subjects' degree of foot pain on the 0-100 VAS, with "0" being no pain and "100" being worst pain imaginable, is 50 or greater

Exclusion Criteria

Pregnant or think you might be pregnant
Open wounds (sores, cuts, ulcers, etc) around the feet
Cancerous growths around the feet
Difficulty with hand dexterity sufficient to impact ability to administer treatments with the laser such as from severe arthritis in the hands, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, Parkinson's Disease, Huntington's Disease, etc
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