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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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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

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

No: You sitting on your foot probably caused decreased nerve sensation to the foot due to nerve compression. By moving it you relieved the compression on the nerve and it felt better. A blood clot would have caused swelling pain and discoloration and other problems. ...Read more

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I'm 3month pregnant. Is it ok to have a foot or head massage?

I'm 3month pregnant. Is it ok to have a foot or head massage?

Of course: It is recommended because massage therapy has multiple positive effects, including: sleep improvement, lower anxiety, increase the level of serotonin and dopamine. Congratulations! ...Read more

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How can you give a good foot and leg massage?

How can you give a good foot and leg massage?

This is where: Google comes in handy....I am sure you can find demonstrations on there. ...Read more

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Is it okay to get a mild foot and back massage while pregnant? I'm 6 weeks pregnant now. Thanks!

Is it okay to get a mild foot and back massage while pregnant? I'm 6 weeks pregnant now. Thanks!

See below: This should be safe. Make sure there is minimal pressure put on your abdomen during the massage. The best thing would be for them to concentrate on shoulders and upper back in a reclining chair, not on a table. ...Read more

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Orgasm during a pedicure/foot and leg massage?

Orgasm during a pedicure/foot and leg massage?

I say possible: Yes, possible if that's what your asking. Not typical but possible. ...Read more

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19 weeks prego. Ok to get pedicure with foot and leg massage? Chance of pressure point actually causing problem/preterm labor?

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