Kneading massage for lower leg and foot neuropathy

Posted by hotfooted @hotfooted, Jun 1, 2019

Yesterday I started using my massage chair to work on my lower legs.. It hurt at first, but I kept at it for about half an hour.. I also pedaled 1 mile on the exercycle.. then wore 2 pair of socks all day and night, still wearing them today.. Then today I used the massage chair again.. So far, so good!! No pain and not much tingling.. Looks like I've found another tool that helps.. Also, I have not used either the F&M rubbing oil or the new compounded Rx for the past 2 days.. but will start the Rx if and when the pain returns… Trial and error, but for now I'm good…

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What's the name of the device you are that you are using? Thank you

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@waynedemo

What's the name of the device you are that you are using? Thank you

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The one I use is a foot/calf massager by UComfy – but there appear to be many companies making this type of device.

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@hotfooted

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

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@paulawolfshort

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

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Whoops. I see now that my question was already answered.

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