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Passive Exercise And Intermittent Pneumatic Compression

Passive Exercise And Intermittent Pneumatic Compression

I experience swelling in addition to my other stuff, and I've gotten curious about passive exercise equipment and intermittent pneumatic compression (for days when that wouldn't be excruciating or damaging) in order to increase my circulation and keep muscle tone.

Has anyone else used that kind of equipment? Did you talk to your doctor or physical therapist about it? Is this quackery, or actually useful stuff?

I already plan on taking this up with my Rheumatologist this month, as well as… read more

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

I have been wearing TED stockings at night but mostly because a previous foot surgery left the bottom front of my foot tingly. It only bothers me at night though. But also my ankles seem to be swelling up more lately too.

posted 10 months ago
A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

My husband received from the VA a pneumatic compression device, manufactured by Tactile Medical out of Minneapolis. It was provided to reduce edema in his legs, ankles and feet. This one was prescribed by his doctor and arrived pre-programmed (i.e., daily usage prescription). It is a very effective device and does noticeably reduce pitting edema. After our compression treatment, I affix velcro compression leg wraps. Both are quite effective when used consistently. Good luck!

posted 10 months ago
A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

I already use compression socks, and those have been great for me.

posted 10 months ago
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