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Tue Mar 30, 2021, 11:17 AM

Help for leg pain/mobilty

Hello my 86 year old mom needed knee replacements years ago which she refused to have. As a result her legs, calves mainly, stiffened up and walking is very hard for her now. She was making some improvements with swimming, a hot tub, and rowing but with the pandemic her gym shut down and she’s lost strength and her walking has deteriorated. On FB I saw ads for various products — one with compression massagers that wrap around the feet and calves (slabway.com) and the other with pedals that move your feet and ankles while sitting (legxercise.com) I just found out she has one of those whole body vibration machines (one of my brothers recently bought one used but she hasn’t used it yet) you can stand on so wondering if anyone has experience with those either. Any comments and suggestions are welcome

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TuxedoKat Mar 30 OP
Bayard Mar 30 #1
multigraincracker Mar 30 #2
Patterson Mar 30 #4
Maxheader Saturday #6
marybourg Mar 30 #3
womanofthehills Apr 17 #5

Response to TuxedoKat (Original post)

Tue Mar 30, 2021, 11:33 AM

1. Sorry for your mom...

Have you tried just stretching her calves? Like, just pointing her toes up--gently--towards her shins? (got rid of my bone spurs that way) Using topical analgesic on them?

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Response to TuxedoKat (Original post)

Tue Mar 30, 2021, 12:01 PM

2. Medicare should pay for

Physical Rehab. Get her doc to write a script for it.
Good luck.

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Response to multigraincracker (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 30, 2021, 03:03 PM

4. This is your best choice.

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Response to Patterson (Reply #4)

Sat May 8, 2021, 07:12 AM

6. PT...



Absolutely...

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Response to TuxedoKat (Original post)

Tue Mar 30, 2021, 12:22 PM

3. Not too late to have the surgery.

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Response to TuxedoKat (Original post)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 11:45 PM

5. I have a whole body vibration machine

I love it. It loosens up your whole body and helps with leg pain. It really also loosens up my shoulders big time.I started out with a low vibration but now actually love the highest vibration. Doing it every day helps. Stretching her legs would also help I also have a massage table so I can do lots of leg exercises without having to lie on the floor. She might set up one session with a physical therapist for exercises she can do everyday.

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