Diabetes is a serious disease that needs to be monitored by your medical doctor. We strongly urge you to speak to your provider before attempting treatments such as medical massages.
Peripheral neuropathy, numbness, tingling and/or pain in the lower extremities can complicate your diabetes treatments. In addition, poor circulation can lead to diabetic leg sores, swelling and difficulty healing of any open skin area.
MedMassager does not recommend using any of our massage devices below the knees for anyone with the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy, open sores or very thin fragile skin. However, an excellent indirect treatment is using the MedMassager foot massaging to help stimulate blood flow and reduce swelling.
Techniques for using the MedMassager
1. Use soothing therapeutic oils such as lavender or vanilla prior to using the foot massager
2. Begin using the foot massager on a low setting for the first minute or two, then slowly bring up the speed to wherever feels best to you.
3. If you own both the MedMassager body massager and the MedMassager foot massager, one of the best treatments our patients find is to use the Body Massager over the top of the feet while the using the foot massager on the soles of your feet.
4. To improve comfort and circulation when not using the massager, we recommend walking as part of a regular exercise routine. Consider walking with comfortble, supportive shoes in an enclosed mall or a large department/retail store as it is climate controlled and smooth, allowing you to have a safe and comfortable environment to get in daily exercise.