Sequential compression device/air leg massager

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Sequential compression device/air leg massager

Postby Taco Bill » Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:28 am

I bought a pair of leg massagers on Amazon about a month ago. I think they are definitely worth it. I was able to take a nap using them, which is something I haven't be able to do for years without medication. However, when it's really bad they kind of make it worse, especially if I use the highest setting. I've been experimenting with the settings and how long I use them. I read about one study where people had overall positive results. It's not a panacea, but definitely a nice tool to have in the box. I would like to try a medical grade one.

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Re: Sequential compression device/air leg massager

Postby ViewsAskew » Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:18 am

Taco Bill wrote:I bought a pair of leg massagers on Amazon about a month ago. I think they are definitely worth it. I was able to take a nap using them, which is something I haven't be able to do for years without medication. However, when it's really bad they kind of make it worse, especially if I use the highest setting. I've been experimenting with the settings and how long I use them. I read about one study where people had overall positive results. It's not a panacea, but definitely a nice tool to have in the box. I would like to try a medical grade one.


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