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Less vigorous: There are certain structures or conditions that over vigorous foot massage can inflame. 1st is the nerves in your hoot. They are in between the metatarsal heads and can be enlarged (morton's neuroma) and hurt by undue pressure. Unstable toejoints or fixed deformities of the toes can also become inflamed by ill applied massage. Remember not all pain during massage is beneficial! ...Read more
I had a 'brutal' foot massage in Thailand 6 months ago-I should have said something but didn't. Buried knuckles into soles. Now pain every day-help?
Any truth to what I just read on Net: foot massage can increase height of people of ALL ages by several inches by stimulating growth hormone secretion?
My wife's toes constantly feel like they're frozen and thawing. The only thing that helps temporarily is foot massage. She won't go to a doctor.
She should go to: One otherwise her feet will continue to feel that way. It would be important to determine if they are actually cold or she perceives them as cold, as this will help differentiate between a vascular vs neurological situation. Is this year round or only in the winter? What are her other medical problems? This sounds like something that can be helped btw, so she should not be so stubborn. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diabetes: what should I do to care for my feet. Will foot massage machines or hot water soaks help? Should I wear special shoes? Do tens machines help
Do tens machines: Help what? You haven't listed a foot problem other than the fact you are diabetic. You need to be cautious with soaking with a diabetic as the fear is you can burn yourself if inability to stand is the. Special shoes are not necessary if your feet are normal in appearance. Many podiatrist have "diabetic shoes" which are extra depth inlay to avoid anatomical regions rubbing the shoe from friction. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I twisted my foot now it hurts alot my 1 vein is red. Any foot massage to get it fixed? I don't wana visit the doc
RICE: REST- 24 to 48hrs. Avoid activities requiring use of ankle. ICE- for first 2 days after injury, apply ice for 15 to 20 mins every few hours. A bag of frozen peas is good. COMPRESSION- Wrap foot, ankle & lower leg w ace wrap. Make sure it is not so tight that it decreases your circulation. ELEVATE- elevate ankle above your heart. Can prop on a pillow. Rest your foot. For the first 2 days after ...Read more
I'm feeling pain on my sole (like a bruised sensation) after a Thai foot massage. Having trouble walking. Is this serious? Will it go away on its own?
Probably will: Most likely will go away in a few days, not serious, suspect connective tissue on your sole may have been too deeply massaged causing local irritation and will resolve soon, consider ibuprofen or naproxen for quicker onset of pain relief and ask for gentler massage next time :) ...Read more
I got up after sitting on my foot for a while. I felt pins-&-needles, tightness, foot red. Massaged it, then went away. Was it a blood clot in my foot?
19 weeks prego. Ok to get pedicure with foot and leg massage? Chance of pressure point actually causing problem/preterm labor?
Myth: It should not be a problem as long as masseuse doesn't over do it by pressing too hard to cause pain. Enjoy and congratulations. ...Read more