I've never heard of this and can't seem to find one - can someone link one (e.g. Amazon or Google images)?
EDIT: This thing? That's a lot more than I wanna spend on a prank...
I had a bubble blowing mat similar to this one when I was a kid that made this happen whenever we used a bit of soap with it lol. I assume there's cheaper / easier ways to recreate the effect though.
I was also nervous about size, and this was the biggest tub with jets available. Future is on the larger side, so it’s definitely spacious.
Bearded Dragon Tub with Jets
There are the ones I have here, worth a shot. I find it calms the lightning down a bit 😆 Air Massagers
This has saved me many a time
A foot spa is helpful too and I make my own bath bombs with different stuff to help. I also use Bengay with lidocaine bc I can't can't anything with menthol.
Shiatsu foot massager. I got it on Amazon for $50 but it weirdly costs more now. I don't use it often but when I do my feet feel really good. Guests without MS report similar experiences with it.
Sadly I don't have a great recommendation for insoles. When I got to the point that I needed something better than the $10 Walmart ones I ended up switching to shoes that had better built in support.
As for foot massager, I have this one: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07WYX1D4H?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
It's been going strong for three years though I haven't been able to use it recently as I lost the power cord. The heat feature on it is a joke but it gives a great massage and really brings my feet back to life after 8 hours of standing.
Which one did you get? I tried this one but it did nothing for me-
Gotta keep them hogs nice and taken care of
It’s a homedics foot spa! I went with the same one others on this thread suggested, I got it on Amazon on sale for like $20! this one!
CINCOM Leg Massager for Circulation Air Compression Calf Wraps with 2 Modes 3 Intensities and Helpful for RLS and Edema https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CWK93RY/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_i_18Z15ZNQFNXTXVXCZK0G?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
My husband also has neuropathy in both his feet and he uses a foot massager like this one that offers some daily relief. If your Dad is open to the idea, maybe explore CBD too.
Here you go!
MIKO Foot Massager Machine with Deep-Kneading, Compression, Shiatsu, and Heat for Plantar Fasciitis, Neuropathy, Fits up to Men Size 13
This was my #1 most brutal symptom in my first pregnancy. By my third trimester it was taking me 3-4 hours to fall asleep at night because my legs were so restless, it was insane. I have just started to notice it creeping in this time. Things I used last time with minimal relief: magnesium cream, epsom salt baths, Natural Calm, compression socks, weighted blanket. I think I am going to try this this time, because honestly I can't handle this again! https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07P3JJ2YK/ref=ox\_sc\_act\_title\_1?smid=AIPAGW5BQIR21&psc=1
I feel your pain for real! I recently got my first lymphatic massage that really was soooo helpful and I will continue getting them but the lady tried to tell me to come twice a week (at $75 per session) and that ain’t happening. I got this leg massager that has a setting for circulation and I use it twice a day and it has made a HUGE difference for me!
It's from Amazon.
That's what he got me - I think you can find them at walmart as well but looks like amazon is cheaper. I'm so sorry you're dealing with that! Might be a good idea to check with your doctor to see if adding it would be good or a bad idea.
- Foot massager with heat and air pressure. I got that one and it's amazing: https://www.amazon.com/RENPHO-Massager-Compression-Fasciitis-Circulation/dp/B07F2H1NQR
- Eye massager with music via bluetooth, also amazing: https://www.amazon.com/RENPHO-Massager-Compression-Bluetooth-Rechargeable/dp/B07SM61FCT
Hello! Fellow POTS and chronic pain sufferer here.
I would find out if she already has a lot of these things. She likely already takes things to help her with POTS or has things like compression socks (and they just don’t make you feel sexy either) so I would go for something that will make her feel a bit more luxurious/like a queen on those really tough days. Things like a silk pillowcase, nice set of really comfortable Pajamas (I have bamboo ones and they make me feel great), some nice headphones so she can listen to music in bed in the mornings. Us with POTS cannot get out of bed fast so often have to slowly wake up.
One of the gifts my husband got me recently was a foot massage machine. It’s so so nice on days when I have to spend a lot of time sitting on the couch as I can just plug it in and get a nice relaxing foot massage. It’s also one of the only places on my body where I don’t have pain but do benefit from a rub. This is the exact one. Often people with POTS have increased calf pain from the poor blood circulation and blood pooling in our legs so it was actually a perfect gift for this condition and made me feel like a million bucks.
Some other things that are really nice that I have bought for myself were a massage gun and a Tens machine. Both of these have been extremely helpful! Only problem with the massage gun is that on days where things are difficult it becomes a bit of a chore to use it. I don’t have Trig so can’t comment on that one unfortunately.
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I got this yesterday and I’m obsessed. Drove two 6 hr shifts today. Feels amazing and the recovery below the arch from pressing the pedal feels instant. I honestly don’t know what I was doing without this for the past few months lol
Cloud Massage Shiatsu Foot Massager Machine -Increases Blood Flow Circulation, Deep Kneading, with Heat Therapy -Deep Tissue, Plantar Fasciitis, Diabetics, Neuropathy https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074P2M8N8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_75DVXZX3NDDMGPMRPE1E?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Wanted to add on to everyone’s suggestions: get a foot massager. These things can go for half price if you keep an eye out (especially with black friday/cyber monday in a couple months). Also, if you can find a slant board, stretching your feet out on those make a huge difference in foot pain. Use them as often as you are able to. I’m aware this one is expensive (but necessary because cheaper ones crack/break easily and can be dangerous) so keep an eye out for deals also.
Ugh, RLS is the worst, runs in my family, too. Mine basically keeps me from ever being able to sleep on my back, which puts a real crimp in my love of camping. It feels like someone is touching a feather to the bottoms of my feet every few seconds. I'm not ticklish, but it absolutely won't let me fall asleep.
I spent years trying different things. I generally find that weed, magnesium pills, some exercise (just hop out of bed and do 20-30 squats), or side-sleeping with my trusty body pillow will do the trick for me. Can't say I ever thought of rubbing one out...
I've also tried compression socks, and on the rare days when absolutely nothing else will help, I have a pneumatic leg compressor/massager, which is actually pretty nice just on general principles.
I have a permanent foot/ankle injury plus PF and aside
From cortisone injections, HOKAs have been a compete godsend to my life since my orthopedist recommended them. I wore the bondis for about a year and recently started to mix in the Clifton.
Also, it’s expensive but I bought this and it’s amazing.
I have a manur brand one, couldn't find it when I searched but its similar to this - https://www.amazon.ca/RENPHO-Massager-Compression-Fasciitis-Circulation/dp/B07F2H1NQR/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=marnur+foot+massager&qid=1629382299&sprefix=marnur+&sr=8-3
Works well, if its too strong turn it down. Shouldn't hurt.
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Future is 21 inches, and he has a lot of room.
Homedics Bubble Bliss Deluxe Foot Spa, Heat Maintenance, Raised Nodes, 3 Attachements https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Y2YCF7R/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_BPJ98AT7BT895A0EDS9N?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
You should up your foot rest game, your feet will never feel better.
I got this one Miko Shiatsu Foot Massager With Deep-Kneading, Multi-Level Settings, And Switchable Heat Charcoal Grey https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01H5QZ5X8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_Uo70FbRHC7Y6H
$140 seemed reasonable enough to give it a go. It’s helping actually. Last night the first two mins were awful but then it improved
You could try something like this product
Or foot spas with epsom salt.
If it's all the time you might think about getting custom inserts for her shoes and have some professional evaluation.
I know when I used to be in a Cath Lab before I got my lighter lead my feet took a beating. Once we got some fatigue mats, lighter lead, and better shoes it was less of an issue.
There may be some exercises that she can do for longer term solutions. A physical therapist or occupational therapist may be able to help if you have them available to you
I’m guessing all the walking gets tiring; what about a foot massager? Amazon has a variety of options depending on your budget.
RENPHO Foot Massager Machine with Heat, Shiatsu Deep Kneading, Compression, Relieve Foot Discomforts from Plantar Fasciitis https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07F2H1NQR/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_jmCwFbEX0SP8J
This thing saved my life.
I got this for my wife's birthday last month, she's at 28th week now and she likes it, she says it helps with her swollen feet
Looks like this: https://www.amazon.com/Fasciitis-Diabetics-Neuropathy-Circulation-CloudMassage/dp/B074P2M8N8/ref=sr_1_7?crid=XERZKD0UA0NE&dchild=1&keywords=foot+massager&qid=1596379889&sprefix=foot+mas%2Caps%2C100&sr=8-7
Looks like this model: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074P2M8N8?pd_rd_i=B074P2M8N8&pd_rd_w=fm22H&pf_rd_p=e75a99cf-81c4-40cb-bc86-6efa5f44f6cb&pd_rd_wg=mVZPI&pf_rd_r=5V9NMNVQBT8EV7TTTMKF&pd_rd_r=29f70f10-49bf-4dac-a8eb-06d754ea4a84
I just wanna be helpful:
Cloud Massage Shiatsu Foot Massager Machine -Increases Blood Flow Circulation, Deep Kneading, with Heat Therapy -Deep Tissue, Plantar Fasciitis, Diabetics, Neuropathy https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074P2M8N8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_vSRjFbX901N2N
Sure! I initially got the idea from Oprah’s favorite things and thought it’d be good for my mom cause she has always had bad feet and uses tennis balls to help keep them loose. I ended up with this model cause Oprah’s was way expensive.
We all liked it in terms of loosening up your toes and the front 2/3 of the foot, but would have liked something that could help the heel as well. Never the less, it’s easy to use and my feet felt amazing afterwords. It just takes a little getting used to if you’re ticklish!