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Recliner chair helps Peripheral Neuropathy
  1. #1
    Clarence Crow Guest

    Default Recliner chair helps Peripheral Neuropathy

    Hello all

    I've posted here some yrs ago, but have mainly been in ascp group as a
    lurker/contributor since then. (prostate cancer survivors)
    I'm T2 with peripheral neuropathy in the feet plus acquired
    lymphodaema in both legs from excess radiation blasting out my pelvic
    lymph nodes. I also have a lot of osteo-arthritis plus some acquired
    osteopenia resident from 18 mths of hormone treatment.

    So my women folk conned me into buying a flash Recliner/Tilt/Lift
    chair with all the massagers and heating gizmos on it.

    The one thing it did was helped drain the fluid away from my screaming
    feet. I have to go pee-pees more often now. So I hope to see some
    therapeutic benefits soon

    Any comments??

    -Please reply to group as my email addr is fake!

    -Regards CC

  2. #2
    Alan S Guest

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    On Wed, 11 Jun 2008 10:14:55 +0800, Clarence Crow
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Hello all
    >
    >I've posted here some yrs ago, but have mainly been in ascp group as a
    >lurker/contributor since then. (prostate cancer survivors)
    >I'm T2 with peripheral neuropathy in the feet plus acquired
    >lymphodaema in both legs from excess radiation blasting out my pelvic
    >lymph nodes. I also have a lot of osteo-arthritis plus some acquired
    >osteopenia resident from 18 mths of hormone treatment.
    >
    >So my women folk conned me into buying a flash Recliner/Tilt/Lift
    >chair with all the massagers and heating gizmos on it.
    >
    >The one thing it did was helped drain the fluid away from my screaming
    >feet. I have to go pee-pees more often now. So I hope to see some
    >therapeutic benefits soon
    >
    >Any comments??


    Can't offer any valid comments - except that I find my
    recliner useful for occasionally performing my own home
    ankle-brachial BP check. I can check at the upper arm and
    compare with the ankle at the same height, in a position
    where I can reach it without strain.

    Welcome back:-)

    >
    >-Please reply to group as my email addr is fake!
    >
    >-Regards CC


    Cheers, Alan, T2, Australia.
    --
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    Everything in Moderation - Except Laughter.
    http://loraldiabetes.blogspot.com
    (Money, Medications and Motives)
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  3. #3
    Julie Bove Guest

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    "Clarence Crow" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > Hello all
    >
    > I've posted here some yrs ago, but have mainly been in ascp group as a
    > lurker/contributor since then. (prostate cancer survivors)
    > I'm T2 with peripheral neuropathy in the feet plus acquired
    > lymphodaema in both legs from excess radiation blasting out my pelvic
    > lymph nodes. I also have a lot of osteo-arthritis plus some acquired
    > osteopenia resident from 18 mths of hormone treatment.
    >
    > So my women folk conned me into buying a flash Recliner/Tilt/Lift
    > chair with all the massagers and heating gizmos on it.
    >
    > The one thing it did was helped drain the fluid away from my screaming
    > feet. I have to go pee-pees more often now. So I hope to see some
    > therapeutic benefits soon
    >
    > Any comments??


    I have neuropathy, fibromyaglia and venous insufficiency. I've found most
    recliners do not work for me at all and if anything, increase my pain. The
    foot portion hits the wrong part of my legs in the back and it hurts. The
    lift chair like you have might work if it is like the one my MIL has where
    the foot/let portion is solid from the bottom up to the chair part. It
    doesn't seem to help me with swelling though. For that, I have to put my
    feet above my heart. I get in bed with a leg pillow. You might consider
    one of those for sleeping.



  4. #4
    Jefferson Guest

    Default Re: Recliner chair helps Peripheral Neuropathy

    Alan S wrote:


    >>So my women folk conned me into buying a flash Recliner/Tilt/Lift
    >>chair with all the massagers and heating gizmos on it.


    >>Any comments??

    >
    > Can't offer any valid comments - except that I find my
    > recliner useful for occasionally performing my own home
    > ankle-brachial BP check. I can check at the upper arm and
    > compare with the ankle at the same height, in a position
    > where I can reach it without strain.
    >


    Cool idea!

    Frank

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    Evelyn Guest

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    "Clarence Crow" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > Hello all
    >
    > I've posted here some yrs ago, but have mainly been in ascp group as a
    > lurker/contributor since then. (prostate cancer survivors)
    > I'm T2 with peripheral neuropathy in the feet plus acquired
    > lymphodaema in both legs from excess radiation blasting out my pelvic
    > lymph nodes. I also have a lot of osteo-arthritis plus some acquired
    > osteopenia resident from 18 mths of hormone treatment.
    >
    > So my women folk conned me into buying a flash Recliner/Tilt/Lift
    > chair with all the massagers and heating gizmos on it.
    >
    > The one thing it did was helped drain the fluid away from my screaming
    > feet. I have to go pee-pees more often now. So I hope to see some
    > therapeutic benefits soon
    >
    > Any comments??
    >
    > -Please reply to group as my email addr is fake!
    >
    > -Regards CC




    Clarence I LOVE my electric recliner as well. It really helps my bad back,
    my arthritis knees, my stuffy sinuses and just about everything else. I
    also have an adjustable tempur pedic bed that lifts the knees and the head
    if I should want it that way. I know it may sound crazy to some, but it
    is really helpful to me, and apparently you too. BTW, I never use the heat
    or massage options on either of those. I wish I could just disconnect that
    feature.

    --
    Best Regards,
    Evelyn

    "Like the light of the sun moon and stars, may the love, compassion and
    wisdom shine forth. May they strike every single living being and dispel
    the darkness of ignorance, attachment and hatred that has lurked for ages in
    their being. When any living being meets with another may it be like the
    reunion of a mother and child who have long been separated. In a harmonious
    world such as this may I see everyone sleep peacefully to the music of
    non-violence. This is my dream." -- 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Orgyen Trinley
    Dorje


  6. #6
    Evelyn Guest

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    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:41H3k.1943$Mu.406@trndny07...
    >
    > "Clarence Crow" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> Hello all
    >>
    >> I've posted here some yrs ago, but have mainly been in ascp group as a
    >> lurker/contributor since then. (prostate cancer survivors)
    >> I'm T2 with peripheral neuropathy in the feet plus acquired
    >> lymphodaema in both legs from excess radiation blasting out my pelvic
    >> lymph nodes. I also have a lot of osteo-arthritis plus some acquired
    >> osteopenia resident from 18 mths of hormone treatment.
    >>
    >> So my women folk conned me into buying a flash Recliner/Tilt/Lift
    >> chair with all the massagers and heating gizmos on it.
    >>
    >> The one thing it did was helped drain the fluid away from my screaming
    >> feet. I have to go pee-pees more often now. So I hope to see some
    >> therapeutic benefits soon
    >>
    >> Any comments??

    >
    > I have neuropathy, fibromyaglia and venous insufficiency. I've found most
    > recliners do not work for me at all and if anything, increase my pain.
    > The foot portion hits the wrong part of my legs in the back and it hurts.
    > The lift chair like you have might work if it is like the one my MIL has
    > where the foot/let portion is solid from the bottom up to the chair part.
    > It doesn't seem to help me with swelling though. For that, I have to put
    > my feet above my heart. I get in bed with a leg pillow. You might
    > consider one of those for sleeping.




    There are a lot of different ones, and you really need to shop around and
    try them out in person. I got mine at the Lazy boy store. There were
    several models and only one was right for me.

    --
    Best Regards,
    Evelyn

    "Like the light of the sun moon and stars, may the love, compassion and
    wisdom shine forth. May they strike every single living being and dispel
    the darkness of ignorance, attachment and hatred that has lurked for ages in
    their being. When any living being meets with another may it be like the
    reunion of a mother and child who have long been separated. In a harmonious
    world such as this may I see everyone sleep peacefully to the music of
    non-violence. This is my dream." -- 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Orgyen Trinley
    Dorje


  7. #7
    Julie Bove Guest

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    "Evelyn" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > There are a lot of different ones, and you really need to shop around and
    > try them out in person. I got mine at the Lazy boy store. There were
    > several models and only one was right for me.


    I wouldn't need one. I rarely sit anywhere in this house aside from the
    computer chair. It's a very small house. We have one recliner and no room
    for another one.



  8. #8
    Clarence Crow Guest

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    On Wed, 11 Jun 2008 11:00:10 -0400, "Evelyn" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >
    >
    >"Clarence Crow" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]. .

    <snip>
    >> So my women folk conned me into buying a flash Recliner/Tilt/Lift
    >> chair with all the massagers and heating gizmos on it.
    >>
    >> The one thing it did was helped drain the fluid away from my screaming
    >> feet. I have to go pee-pees more often now. So I hope to see some
    >> therapeutic benefits soon
    >>
    >> Any comments??
    >>
    >> -Please reply to group as my email addr is fake!
    >>
    >> -Regards CC

    >
    >Clarence I LOVE my electric recliner as well. It really helps my bad back,
    >my arthritis knees, my stuffy sinuses and just about everything else. I
    >also have an adjustable tempur pedic bed that lifts the knees and the head
    >if I should want it that way. I know it may sound crazy to some, but it
    >is really helpful to me, and apparently you too. BTW, I never use the heat
    >or massage options on either of those. I wish I could just disconnect that
    >feature.


    After a few hours in it, I was suffering pain to the back of my left
    calf due to the vascular restriction. So I've got a cushion to put
    under that knee............ works fine.
    This chair gets my feet above my pelvis when in 1/2 recline and even
    further in full recline.
    I, too don't use the heaters ever, and only the massagers in 3 zones
    in the wave setting occasionally. (I think those features form a major
    part of the cost!)
    Can't do much about a bed though as I have a severe scoliosis of the
    spine which forces me to sleep in the foetal position either side.

    Happy reclining



    -Please reply to group as my email addr is fake!

    -Regards CC

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    Evelyn Guest

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    "Clarence Crow" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > On Wed, 11 Jun 2008 11:00:10 -0400, "Evelyn" <[email protected]>
    > wrote:



    Hi Clarence,

    I will reply between the lines...

    > After a few hours in it, I was suffering pain to the back of my left
    > calf due to the vascular restriction. So I've got a cushion to put
    > under that knee............ works fine.


    In my case, I need a cushion in the small of my back. The natural shape of
    the recliner is too flat for me.


    > This chair gets my feet above my pelvis when in 1/2 recline and even
    > further in full recline.
    > I, too don't use the heaters ever, and only the massagers in 3 zones
    > in the wave setting occasionally. (I think those features form a major
    > part of the cost!)


    Yes, you are probably right. I first bought an electric recliner when I
    had a broken shoulder and could not push a chair into a reclining position,
    especially those with a lever. It was a great deal cheaper (like 800.00)
    because it had no features at all. The major drawback was that it had NO
    fabric between the foot piece and the chair piece, so the backs of my legs
    got really chilly at night!


    > Can't do much about a bed though as I have a severe scoliosis of the
    > spine which forces me to sleep in the foetal position either side.



    Me too. I have to sleep on ONE side only, because of scoliosis and also
    the formerly broken shoulder is still too painful to lay on. This means
    that the recliner is my best other option.

    > Happy reclining


    You too!

    I just wanted to add that I think many people are not aware, like we are, of
    just what a great option it is to have a recliner that is electrically
    driven, and how comfortable they really are to sleep in.

    Also, I noticed that Sam's Club has them quite cheaply, as in 600 dollars or
    so, but it may be a special order item.

    --
    Best Regards,
    Evelyn

    "Like the light of the sun moon and stars, may the love, compassion and
    wisdom shine forth. May they strike every single living being and dispel
    the darkness of ignorance, attachment and hatred that has lurked for ages in
    their being. When any living being meets with another may it be like the
    reunion of a mother and child who have long been separated. In a harmonious
    world such as this may I see everyone sleep peacefully to the music of
    non-violence. This is my dream." -- 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Orgyen Trinley
    Dorje


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