Massage legs and feet in diabetes

Unfortunately, many people do not know firsthand what is diabetes. Primarily in this terrible disease affects nerve endings and blood vessels legs and feet broken form. the formation of “naked” half-dead nerve cells, which can lead to serious consequences. This will help prevent foot massage and foot.

First you need to make a cleansing foot bath. Although it is no longer hygienic and relaxing the muscles of the procedure, which is also a positive effect on joints and ligaments. It should be noted that the water in any case should not be hot, and warm only. And the whole process in diabetes should be carried out in the medium or slow pace.

Before starting the massage arm desirable to treat baby powder or talcum (for better glide on the skin and to avoid damaging it). We need to start massaging the surface of the lower leg, from the ankle, stroking, and then in a circular motion, gradually heading towards the knee. After this, in turn, is held in both hands stroking the muscles in the calf area (with massage popliteal fossa, do not!), And then made their “squeezing”.

The next step is to massage the knee joint in a circular motion in different directions. And then up the front and the outer surface of the femur from the knee to the groin practically.

Now go to the foot massage for patients with diabetes. Slowly pounded fingers. To do this, you need one hand to hold the foot and the other one by one all the fingers to massage: each first phalange is ground in a straight line and then in a spiral.

After that, we begin to massage the interdigital spaces, and behind them the bones of the fist and the bottom portion of the foot. Massage movements are performed from the toes to the heel side. Be sure to rub itself and heel, and then with the help of four fingers to make pinch motion. One thumb making small circularity grinding. For the heel should massage the Achilles tendon, which includes the same movement as the massage of the heel. The direction from the heel to the muscles of the calves. Do not forget about the back side of the stop, which is also needed massage. Techniques are the same.

Note, a foot massage and a foot in diabetes should be done while lying on his back, on his side, or sitting on a chair. All methods (such as vibration, kneading, rubbing, stroking) have not been very intense. Much attention should be given to large muscles, and places where the muscles go into tendons and intermuscular spaces, the blood supply that is bad enough.

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