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Anybuddy try these foot spa's?

Posted by Liam on 12/21/03 at 11:29 (140480)

With all the xmas flyers coming in I saw several foot spa, the had a Dr Scholl, half price $22.00 instead of 49. Four way control massage and contured footpads has a roller in the middle and a red thing on the back.
Do they help resolving the problem, do vibrations on the foot improve plantar?
Anyone happy with them?
Thanks kindly for the responses
Liam

Re: Anybuddy try these foot spa's?

anne on 12/21/03 at 22:08 (140519)

hi Liam,

I have been using a footspa everyday for a few months now, in the morning for about 20 mins while I eat breakfast. I find it soothing and more comfortable to walk afterwards because it warms up my feet, although I doubt that it does anything to speed up the healing process :)

Re: Anybuddy try these foot spa's?

Nigel on 12/22/03 at 08:26 (140529)

I've just starting using a bucket of hot water after icing my feet. It has been fantastic, so I am also going to buy a foot spa. I was finding that after icing, my feet would stay cold for hours and never warm up. Now I dunk them in hot water and they feel much better. Not sure if leaving me feet in the hot water for a long time would be a good thing, as this would defeat the purpose of icing. But to bring them back to normal temperature I have found to be a good thing.
Nigel.

Re: Anybuddy try these foot spa's?

Aly on 12/22/03 at 09:30 (140545)

Hi Nigel,

Hope you won't mind me jumping in to give advice that you didn't ask for, but I can't resist. Make sure that you're not using water that's too hot - I decided to regularly put my feet in the hottest water I could stand, to maximize blood flow and all that - and ended up with some very uncomfortable nerve problems that took several months to recover from. Sometimes I get a little overzealous in my treatments :) So, in case you're doing the same thing, please allow me to suggest very Warm water instead of hot. :)

Aly

Re: Anybuddy try these foot spa's?

Aly on 12/22/03 at 09:31 (140546)

I don't know if the vibrations to the foot really doing anything, but I must say the whole warm foot soak thing can do a lot to soothe painful feet. I'd recommend it to anyone!

Re: Anybuddy try these foot spa's?

Nigel on 12/23/03 at 18:07 (140699)

Thanks Aly, your advice is much appriciated. It's easly to be overzealous to try and get rid of this nasty condition. Nigel.

Re: Anybuddy try these foot spa's?

Julie on 12/24/03 at 00:53 (140723)

Nigel, Aly is right. Too-hot water could do you more harm than good, particularly immediately after cold. Over-zealousness when dealing with any health condition is always a danger.

In Greece there's an expression, 'Siga, Siga' - meaning 'slowly, slowly', or 'take it easy, there's no rush'. Very useful with Cretan taxi drivers on winding mountain roads. Useful too with exercise and other treatment for PF!
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