Massage for Arthritis in Feet – is it Safe?


Massage for arthritis in feet

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Massage for arthritis in feet is one method to reduce the chronic pain you may be experiencing.

Massage for Arthritis in Feet

A foot massage at any time is a fantastic way to alleviate pain and just make you feel happier!

Is massage dangerous for arthritis?

Make sure you consult your doctor before you try any form of massage if you have Damaged  joints from arthritis , any inflammation or skin rash, a fever, osteoperosis, high blood pressure of varicose veins.

You should also be careful if you are prescribed blood thinners or have a history of dvt’s as often a foot massage will include the lower leg and calf muscles.

Can massage make arthritis worse?

Massaging your feet should not make the pain worse so if you experience any untoward pain during a massage then discontinue. 

The massage should be gentle and soothing rather than aggressive. Many people can stand a more aggressive foot massage and do find it very beneficial but if you have arthritis or neurological damage you need to be aware of your own limitations and don’t just ‘push through the pain’. 

Can you get arthritis on top of foot?

This is often referred to as ‘midfoot arthritis’. It is characterised by pain and swelling often after standing for long periods or walking some distance. If you are experiencing pain in this area and have not done so before make sure tyou have your doctor advise you of your options. 

Psychological benefits of a foot massage

Therapeutic massage has been show to enhance a feeling of wel-being and general positive attitude.  It can help psychologically sometimes more than anything. 

Research shows that massage can lower cortisol levels, (the body’s stress hormone) it can also decrease bood pressure and increase levels of serotonin ( mood enhancing hormone).

Can arthritis in feet be cured?

There is no cure for arthritis which is an inflamation of of one or more of your joints. It usually causes pain and stiffness in certain joints in the body. It is common in the small joints of the foot and ankle. 

Although there is no way to cure arthritis there are anumber of things you can do to reduce the inflamation and associated pain.

These may include change of footwear, weight loss, change of diet, dietarty supplements, turmeric and black pepper, steroid treatment and many others including massage!

Home Remedies for Arthritis in Feet

Massage for arthritis in feet is one of the less invasive and enjoyable home treatments you could try. As we have already stated, change of footwear diet and supplements plus gentle exercise are some  of the best methods to reduce the inflammation and avoid more intrusive medical intervention such as surgery or steroid use.

How to Massage for Arthritis in Feet

The best way to massage your feet is obviously to have someone else do it for you!

This is not only relaxing it will increase the blood flow and nutrients to your feet.

Massaging and Kneading the balls of your feet and your toes, starting at the top and working your way down to the base will stretch the stuctures of the foot as well as giving a general feeling of relaxation.

Massage is just one way to alleviate pain in your feet from arthritis but it is one of the most enjoyable!

massage for arthritis in feet can be beneficial especially if you massage with healing oils and creams. Topical application is very effective to reduce swelling and pain in the joints and ligaments of the feet. They also smell fantastic!

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