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Unread 10-15-2010, 08:20 PM   #21
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You know, YOU'RE RIGHT!!! Now that I come to think of it, it's like that Pedi Paws thing.

How funny!

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P.S. My George Forman little grill came yesterday. Haven't used one of those in YEARS. Just now I made grilled zucchini and lemon chipotle chicken.

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Sounds delicious,I think I will look mine out and start using it again.
I bought a Clio lymphatic leg massager to get the blood flowing, my symptoms are similar to Alans, but I can't feel it work although my children said it is fairly strong, must be the numbness...
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Unread 10-17-2010, 10:58 AM   #22
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But since he is not interested in this device, nor anything I wish to do to help him, I guess I'm going to shut my mouth and slither away.
Well, it sounds like you've put the subject to bed (sorry if I'm misreading that) so I'd like to ask about something along similar lines...

I was going to try an epsom salts foot bath as was suggested... um... someplace around here - can't find it now. My wife went to the store to pick up a plastic dishpan/tub for this purpose, but when she came back she told me about a Dr. Scholls foot bath contraption she saw with two separate foot compartment jobbies that incorporates a heating gizmo, some kind of massage doohickey, and (she thinks) a bubbly thingamabob - all for around a buck three eighty ($30)

At first I was thinking a plain old dishpan (like mom used) would be fine, but it's not going to hold the heat very long, and the idea of additional massage along with an integral heater sounded pretty good. I'm skeptical that the bubbles would do anything for neuropathy, but there may not be a choice. We also wondered whether using epsom salts would be ok, or if it might damage something.

Has anyone any experience using one of these or something similar? Any advice/recommendations? Thanks.

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Unread 10-17-2010, 12:31 PM   #23
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Hi.

Are you talking about this thing?

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000C7J9YO/...SIN=B000C7J9YO

They have others up on Amazon.com but this is what you described.

I think the most thing will do is keep your feet clean. It probably feels wonderful (that is if you have feeling in your feet). Don't know about helping neuropathy. I do know if you add epsom salts to any water, you will give your body a magnesium infusion. And that's good for spasms.

Learned all about that from Mrs. D.

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I haven't seen it yet myself, but it's probably something along those lines.

I should have been clearer; my concern about the epsom salts is whether they may damage the unit - not my feet.

As to whether it will/won't help the neuropathy, it couldn't hurt, and I'm entrenched in the "bargaining" phase enough to give a placebo effect a shot.
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I haven't seen it yet myself, but it's probably something along those lines.

I should have been clearer; my concern about the epsom salts is whether they may damage the unit - not my feet.

As to whether it will/won't help the neuropathy, it couldn't hurt, and I'm entrenched in the "bargaining" phase enough to give a placebo effect a shot.
I cannot use epsom salt, so I don't have an answer for you. But I did want to point something out. My mom has one of those like Melody posted except it is totally open on top. I absolutely cannot use it because the massage is done by rubbing your feet up and down the foot rest things--see the bumps on there? It's supposed to feel like a massage--but when I even just lightly set my feet on those bumpy things, it feels like I'm stepping on nails. It is not pleasant, and when I soak my feet I use just a regular tub.

If you don't think it would bother you, then the added features may be worth the money. I've read quite a bit of your posts, not only on here, but on the Yahoo group. I just know that I personally could never use something like that. If your feet are very sensitive, it may be best to skip this and go for something with a smooth bottom. If you don't have nearly the pain and sensitivity I have, though, then it probably won't be an issue.

I don't know a lot about epsom salt, but I'm not sure how it would damage the unit any more than it would damage a plain tub of water... the unit my mom has that is very similar to this is just a regular old tub with the massage things for your feet--there's nothing that would get damaged by the salts any more than a plain tub would. I have no idea--but if epsom salts leave any kind of residue, it would do the same thing to both units. If it doesn't leave anything behind, I don't think there would be any way to damage this unit.
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Yup, something like that would never work for me. My feet are sooooooo sensitive Epsom Salts in lukewarm water in a bucket or a pan feel good.
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i have something similiar to that used it a few times. the nubs on the bottom didnt feel good on my feet and i never really felt anything from the other features. it makes a great place to put things like books, clothes or papers on top of.

i havent heard buck three eighty in a long time.

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i have something similiar to that used it a few times. the nubs on the bottom didnt feel good on my feet and i never really felt anything from the other features. it makes a great place to put things like books, clothes or papers on top of.

i havent heard buck three eighty is a long time.
What the heck is buck three eighty?

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I cannot use epsom salt, so I don't have an answer for you. But I did want to point something out. My mom has one of those like Melody posted except it is totally open on top. I absolutely cannot use it because the massage is done by rubbing your feet up and down the foot rest things--see the bumps on there? It's supposed to feel like a massage--but when I even just lightly set my feet on those bumpy things, it feels like I'm stepping on nails. It is not pleasant, and when I soak my feet I use just a regular tub.

If you don't think it would bother you, then the added features may be worth the money. I've read quite a bit of your posts, not only on here, but on the Yahoo group. I just know that I personally could never use something like that. If your feet are very sensitive, it may be best to skip this and go for something with a smooth bottom. If you don't have nearly the pain and sensitivity I have, though, then it probably won't be an issue.

I don't know a lot about epsom salt, but I'm not sure how it would damage the unit any more than it would damage a plain tub of water... the unit my mom has that is very similar to this is just a regular old tub with the massage things for your feet--there's nothing that would get damaged by the salts any more than a plain tub would. I have no idea--but if epsom salts leave any kind of residue, it would do the same thing to both units. If it doesn't leave anything behind, I don't think there would be any way to damage this unit.

Jut curious, why can't you use Epsom Salts? Are you allergic?

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What the heck is buck three eighty?
Sorry. I meant a dollar seven fifty-six.

It's just an expression - among many similar - meaning a (usually small) indeterminate amount of money. Google "buck three eighty" (without quotes)
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