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Kneading massage for lower leg and foot neuropathy

Neuropathy | Last Active: Aug 25, 2021 | Replies (14)

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Massaging my calves makes a big difference in my foot pain.. At first I was afraid it might make it hurt worse, but thank goodness it didn't … I think it increases the blood circulation.. When my Erythromylalgia is hot and flaring the veins in my calves enlarge and stand out like varicose veins.. I don't massage when that's happening.. but I do spend about a half hour in the massage chair every day and really notice it when I skip a day.. Also, I ride the Exercycle (stationary bicycle) for 1 mile every day and do another mile some afternoons.. I always intend to do it twice each day, but don't always get around to it… shame on me… but I am getting stronger and feeling healthier now.. makes Fred feel better, too.. He encourages me always.. Sweet man…

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Hello, @hotfooted – just wanted to let you know I moved your post about massaging and foot pain here where you mentioned a similar topic previously, so all the related information can be read and discussed in the same place.

Does massage from the massage chair, having another person massage your calves or massaging them yourself make a difference in effectiveness?

I have a foot massager that I really like. My husband said it looks like an Iron Man device. It weighs a ton and massages clear up to my knees. It has knead, heat, and vibration functions. These types of devices run about $300 brand new, but I bought mine second hand for $90. It was worth every single cent. It has not reduced the amount of pain I experience but it does feel really good when I use it.

What type of massage chair do you have? (brand?)