What about an electric foot massager for Christmas?

What are the benefits of using an electronic foot massager?

 

Are there any harmful effects that can come from using an electric foot massager? If so, what are they? 

There are no harmful effects that can come from using an electrical foot massager it it is used properly with the exception of potentially inducing labor.  The stimulation of certain nerves in the foot can encourage uterine contractions and cervical ripening in the later stages of pregnancy which can lead to pretrem labor so it is important to first consult with your physician prior to using a foot massager.

 

Is there anyone who might particularly benefit from a foot massager? 

There are many people who may particularly benefit from a foot massager including the following conditions:

 

Is there anyone who should use caution and/or check with their doctor before starting to use a foot massager?

The only two people that should use caution and/ or check with their doctor before starting to use a foot massager include pregnant women as mentioned above and also people suffering from nerve damage also known as neuropathy as they cannot feel changes in temperature or pain that can ultimately result in harm and injury.

Author
Dr. Miguel Cunha Dr. Miguel Cunha, an ABPM (American Board of Podiatric Medicine) Certified Surgical Podiatrist, founder of Gotham Footcare, leading podiatrist in Manhattan and a highly trained and skilled foot and ankle surgeon with experience treating a wide array of foot and ankle conditions from minor problems to complex reconstructive foot and ankle surgery. Dr. Cunha takes pride in having a genuine interest in each and every one of his patients while providing them the utmost compassion and exceptional care.

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