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Posted by Lori R. on 4/16/00 at 00:00 (018765)

I just massaged my achilles because it felt tight and it helps so much. I now have so much more range in my ankle.

Re: Massage

Sandra Z on 9/23/99 at 00:00 (011182)

I had a horribly tight calf, and when it loosened up, my heel pain greatly diminished. In addition to stretching, I got massaged by a sports medicine therapist. The nice thing about calves is that you can massage them yourself. Here's how I duplicated her massage: Goop up with some lotion, then push your thumb HARD into your skin right behind your ankle (not on the very back of the foot but off to the tight side--mine was the SE corner if the shinbone is due north) and SLOWLY and with great pressure run your thumb up your leg. It will hurt! But it's a good hurt. Do this for about 15 minutes twice a day for a couple weeks, and if you are like me, you will feel much better!

Re: Massage

Kim B. on 2/28/00 at 00:00 (016561)

Terrie, I can't tell you about the tumper divice, but as far as massage goes I've had a lot of deep tissue work done because of my Fibromyalgia. I haven't been in a while, I sure need to go though. Maybe I should have foot work done as Lee has described.

There are Massage Therapist that work independently and/or for spa and salons, much like a stylist. Look in the yellow pages under 'massage'. You pay for this yourself and prices vary alot. (ususally around $50 - $75 (or more) per hour. But a 30 min. calf and foot massage may only run you about $30.

There are also Physical Therapist who do massage and they often work in the health related fields for Chiropractors, Sports Medicine specialists, and Rehabilitation centers, hospitals and etc. With a doctors prescription, insurance will often help with the cost of this kind of massage.

Hope this helps a little.



Re: Massage

Sandra Z on 9/23/99 at 00:00 (011182)

I had a horribly tight calf, and when it loosened up, my heel pain greatly diminished. In addition to stretching, I got massaged by a sports medicine therapist. The nice thing about calves is that you can massage them yourself. Here's how I duplicated her massage: Goop up with some lotion, then push your thumb HARD into your skin right behind your ankle (not on the very back of the foot but off to the tight side--mine was the SE corner if the shinbone is due north) and SLOWLY and with great pressure run your thumb up your leg. It will hurt! But it's a good hurt. Do this for about 15 minutes twice a day for a couple weeks, and if you are like me, you will feel much better!

Re: Massage

Kim B. on 2/28/00 at 00:00 (016561)

Terrie, I can't tell you about the tumper divice, but as far as massage goes I've had a lot of deep tissue work done because of my Fibromyalgia. I haven't been in a while, I sure need to go though. Maybe I should have foot work done as Lee has described.

There are Massage Therapist that work independently and/or for spa and salons, much like a stylist. Look in the yellow pages under 'massage'. You pay for this yourself and prices vary alot. (ususally around $50 - $75 (or more) per hour. But a 30 min. calf and foot massage may only run you about $30.

There are also Physical Therapist who do massage and they often work in the health related fields for Chiropractors, Sports Medicine specialists, and Rehabilitation centers, hospitals and etc. With a doctors prescription, insurance will often help with the cost of this kind of massage.

Hope this helps a little.