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Does anyone know how I can improve the circulation in the lower legs as I sit in wheelchair?
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Dr. Kathryn Mosher
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: PT consult
The first thing to check is fit.
If the seat is too deep, you may be cutting off circulation behind your legs. Also, chairs that have a sling seat are more likely to put pressure behind the legs. Then find out if your chair can have elevating leg rests. A good physical therapist should be able to give you some tips or order appropriate modifications to your chair.

In brief: PT consult
The first thing to check is fit.
If the seat is too deep, you may be cutting off circulation behind your legs. Also, chairs that have a sling seat are more likely to put pressure behind the legs. Then find out if your chair can have elevating leg rests. A good physical therapist should be able to give you some tips or order appropriate modifications to your chair.
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