Would like options on Revitive (or similar type) machines to help circulation.
I would seek the advice of a medical specialist to see what ailments one has, if any, and what options are available for treatment. Once this is known, then one will know if such devices are worthy of consideration.
If you have a pacemaker or other implanted device - Read the Instructions etc. The small electric current in these, and others like TENS machines and fat scales may interfere with these devices.
Simple “machines” like static pedals may have some benefit, but I have just finished a course on hip & knee osteoarthritis, and these did not recommend (but didn’t condemn either) the “circulation booster” and leg movers and pedals. The preference was for varied, paced human movement & socialisation (walking, aerobic, strength - resistance, sports, dancing, balance, Mind/Body - Tai Chi & Yoga; less evidence for flexibility exercises. Preference for adding movement into everyday activities.
I still have some research papers to read and I’ll ask the lecturers if they can express an opinion on these devices. Personally I think I would be dead bored with some of them.
Thank you - I suspected as much.
All I have is “heavy” legs at night which tend to keep me awake- no other ailments or implants.
As we age our legs become more important to keeping our mobility. Some of our older family members have had significant issues with their legs connected to circulation. They’ve required proper medical assessment. Some of the recommended treatments have required changing daily habits. Some required medical intervention or medication to address a serious condition.
It may be worth considering the ‘heavy legs’ at night feeling is a symptom of a more serious condition that needs a reliable medical assessment?
Be what it is, there was not one recommendation for a revitive style machine as a treatment option. That’s not to suggest the use of one may not provide some other temporary benefit. An enforced regime of sitting down to relax may be one. One of the more common recommendations the older ones received was to spend a portion of the day resting with their feet and lower limbs elevated above heart level. It all depends on what the medical assessment finds.
Well I was keen enough to buy one and it does not get my leg muscles pumping. The best it manages is to get my ankle muscles to make my feet rock the unit each time it pulses.
Thank you so much fro your input. It really pays to ask for people opinion.
After reading your input I decided to visit my GP.