Thursday, July 23, 2015

Acupressure Foot Massager for Stroke and Foot Drop Recovery

Ucomfy Acupressure Foot Massager
We are thinking about putting together an ebook about all the things we are doing to help Mike recover from his stroke (Feb. 2012). I thought I would start to put that together with my main tip: try only one thing at a time so you know if it is working.

If you start two supplements at one time, let's say one is $100 a month and one is $90 a month, and you start to feel better, how will you know which supplement to continue? Plus it is expensive. So just try one thing at a time, I would give it a month. And keep a calendar!

Using my one thing at a time method and our assumption that you will not recover from a stroke unless you do SOMETHING, we believe that using the Ucomfy Acupressure Foot Massager has improved Mike's drop foot quite a bit. Plus it just feels good over-all. He does it for 45 minutes to one hour every day while he is having morning coffee.

Mike has gone from wearing a full-on AFO to a simple ankle brace. (more on AFOs and ankle braces in another post)

The little nubs move independently and they stimulate the nerves in the foot. So it makes sense that it would help with stroke recovery. The only thing I am not sure of is if it is OK for a person with diabetes or pre-diabetes. If you have diabetes and your doctor has approved your use of this machine I would appreciate it if you commented here. If you are a doctor please comment! Does anyone know of any studies about diabetes and foot acupressure?

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