Originally Posted by Kitt
Please refer to my previous post #5 concerning Lymphedema. It is not the same as edema. And that pump is for Lymphedema not for edema.
There are 8 different units on that page. One (the 6th one down) says:
Home treatment for venous insufficiency ulcers and lymphedema. The Petite Basic System is a sequential, pneumatic compression therapy system specifically designed for optimal reduction and peripheral edema, lymphedema, venous stasis ulcers and chronic venous insufficiency.
I don't know if this would work for Alan (I'd be interested to know if it would work for ME!
) My first thought was that they looked like the machines hospitals put on surgery patients to avoid/prevent DVT/PAD as well. I have some reservations about there being enough pressure (the massages we do on me are point-loaded
via thumbs) to reduce edema. I don't know if these machines would stimulate or restrict circulation, or which is better for edema (you probably know better than I).
I spoze it would be helpful if there were some way you (Alan) could try one for a period of time. A call to the company might
find that out. I don't know if these machines would be found in a PT office/practice.
Jes' brainstorming/spitballin' here...
I get where you're coming from.