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Medical Questions

Using the MedMassager devices for medical conditions.

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Is MedMassager endorsed by the American Diabetes Association?

Though the American Diabetes Association doesn't endorse specific medical devices, the MedMassager team has been involved with the ADA for many years in research, advocacy and the support of therapeutic treatment.

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How long should I treat my plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis can take several weeks to resolve whether using the MedMassager or receiving professional clinical treatment. Treating at home is more cost efficient in the long run and much more convenient. Make sure you review the “Advanced Techniques” in our user manual.

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Can I use the MedMassager if I am on Coumadin?

Coumadin is a blood thinner that can leave the body at greater risk of bruising and bleeding, so we recommend that you always consult with a doctor before using a medical massage device on the body.

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I get a rash from the body massager when I treat myself for sciatica on the low back.

Since a rash is essentially an allergic reaction to an irritant, it's important to ensure you're cleaning the body massager effectively. If it's more of an itchy and red spot, it's often caused from the release of lactic acid in inactive muscles. We recommend speaking with your doctor if the issue persists.

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Will the MedMassager help reduce my spider veins?

We recommend speaking to your doctor before using the MedMassager on your spider veins, as severity can depend patient by patient. However, if you're able to use the MedMassager, patients often see great results as it works to restore circulation in the feet and legs while stimulating blood flow.

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Can the MedMassager help my paraneoplastic pemphigus?

Paraneoplastic pemphigus is a serious condition usually manifesting in cancer patients, causing blisters on the skin. We don’t recommend any cancer patients to use the MedMassager due to potential complications as well as the breakage of skin blisters risking infection.

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Can the MedMassager help with multiple sclerosis (MS)?

The MedMassager aides in relaxing muscle spasms caused by MS, temporarily decreasing pain and discomfort.

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Can the MedMassager treat fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS)?

FMS is a complex and often unpredictable nerve and muscle condition that is believed to be caused by a hypersensitivity of the nerves that results in pain and muscle spasms. The MedMassager devices are helpful for reducing pain and muscle spasms, but differ patient by patient in what feels best for their body. Patients often find success in treating the thighs, hamstring, shoulder blades, and along the spine.

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Can the MedMassager help bring back color in my legs and eliminate purple discoloration?

The discoloration in your lower leg is from of iron leaking from the leg veins into the surrounding tissues, caused by poor circulation or also called peripheral vascular disease (PVD). The MedMassager helps stimulate blood circulation and therefore can help reduce this discoloration.

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Will this bring back feeling in my feet?

Every patient's condition can differ, but many people who try the MedMassager are able to regain some feeling in their feet. The oscillating nature of the massaging effect tends to reduce the swelling in your feet which prompts nerve improvement.

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My doctor told me I shouldn't use massagers due to my neuropathy, is this true?

Your doctor is the most reliable source when deciding whether to use any additional medical devices, since neuropathic patients overall conditions can differ. Since MedMassager is an oscillating machine, we recommend speaking to your doctor about whether the device is appropriate for you.

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Will the MedMassager help treat my restless leg syndrome?

Typically, using the MedMassager body massager on both legs or using the foot massager at a medium speed will help relieve your restless leg syndrome.

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How can the MedMassager help my arthritis?

Joints that are worn down by arthritis become unstable, putting your muscles, tendons, and ligaments in an abnormal position that causes inflammation and irritation in the tissue. The MedMassager helps stimulate swollen areas to give temporary relief to arthritic pain.

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Can the MedMassager help with pain from Achilles Tendon surgery?

Achilles tendon tears for active individuals as they get older. Unfortunately, aging tendons tend to have less elasticity and are more prone to tears that remain tight even after surgical procedures. The MedMassager helps relax the tendon and reduce tightness and sore pain.

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Does the MedMassager help with tension headaches?

Tension headaches are caused by tight muscles in the shoulders and back of the neck, often an area that is sore for those even without pain. You can relax these muscles and reduce intense headaches by massaging the tender point of both sides of the neck.

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What is a chronic pain cycle?

This is a state of intense pain typically caused by muscle-spasms in the lower back. The muscles are tightened and lactic acid builds up, causing irritation and repeated spasms. The MedMassager helps dilate blood vessels, allowing for internal tissue cleansing and reduction in muscle pain.

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Can I use the MedMassager in areas where I've had compression fractures?

Typically, compression fractures are a result of osteoporosis of the spinal column or via a traumatic injury. We recommend speaking with your doctor before beginning any at home massage treatment and avoid massaging directly over the spine.

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Can I use the MedMassager on my neck after having had a cervical spine fusion?

We recommend speaking with your doctor before using any device post-surgery. Typically, it's best to let the bones and tissues in the neck heal for at least 6 months before beginning at home massage treatment.

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Why does my skin itch after using the MedMassager?

When first using the MedMassager you may experience irritation caused by release of the built-up lactic acid within inactive muscles. If it begins to worsen, we recommend to stop using the MedMassager and speak to a medical provider.

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Will the MedMassager help my bunions?

The MedMassager foot massager can give relief of pain and inflammation for bunions and any other arthritic condition. However, we recommend speaking with a podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon to give you a proper long term treatment plan.

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Will the MedMassager help me lose weight?

There is no medical evidence of any massage technique being linked to weight loss. However, the MedMassager stimulates the cells of the tissues to be more efficient in absorbing fluids and can potentially help with loss of water weight.

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Can the MedMassager be used to alleviate menstural cramps?

Yes, the body massager is safe to use during your menstrual cycle. Many women find relief of their cramping pain by stimulating the lower back and the tummy area, depending on each individuals comfort levels.

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Is the MedMassager safe for pregnant women to use?

We don't recommend that pregnant women use the MedMassager due to risks of complications in the uterus and an increased risk of blood clots.

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Can the MedMassager irritate or create blood clots?

We do not recommend using any form of massage device over areas that are prone to blood clots. Always consult a doctor before attempting at home treatment if you suffer from blood clotting.

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Can I use the MedMassager if I have Multiple Sclerosis or Parkinson's disease?

Both MedMassager devices are safe to use with MS or Parkinson's. With both conditions , however, the level of comfort will depend on the severity of each individual patients symptoms.

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I have a pacemaker, can I use the MedMassager?

Since a pacemaker is an electrical device, the MedMassager should not be used in the area of the pacemaker to prevent any jostling of pacemaker itself. There are no electrical waves produced by the MedMassager.

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