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Pain after foot massage?

Pain after foot massage?

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

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How should I feel after a foot massage?

How should I feel after a foot massage?

Relaxed.: A foot massage will often relax your entire body for a short period of time. ...Read more

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Can getting a good foot massage help with other parts of the body that need improving?

Can getting a good foot massage help with other parts of the body that need improving?

Eastern med says yes: Traditional Eastern medicine says that most most organ health can be accessed through the pressure points of the foot. This is a large focus of acupuncture. ...Read more

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Is it okay to do spa massage and foot massage during pregnancy ?

Is it okay to do spa massage and foot massage during pregnancy ?

Generally yes: If they know you're pregnant. Check w/your OB before deciding. Early in pregnancy is safer than later. ...Read more

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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?

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?

None: Foot massage is fine to do. If one starts foot massage at a young age, say age 10 years... and continues foot massage until age 20 years, one will notice a large amount of height growth between age 10 and age 20. Of course, it is not due to the foot massages. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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Can do foot massage during menstruation?

Can do foot massage during menstruation?

Of course, can help!: Foot massage is of great benefit and can be very useful for easing menstrual cramps and other discomforts associated with menstruation. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvxBwqhwXzY ...Read more

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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

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 more

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