To: fairly odd mother

September 19, 2011 at 11:56 pm

Yes, that website photo of the foot massager that you posted is almost exactly the same as what I have. Only your pic shows the device as curved, while mine is flat.
And it really does give some relief from all that terrible, knotted muscle pain in the feet.
I don’t think it would work during the first year or so of GBS, when the nerve pain makes the feet feel fiery.
But it really helps to ease out some of those awful pains in the aftermath of GBS, when the fragile, damaged feet take so much pressure of our daily living, and are so easily pained, and at the end of the day, we can barely stagger into bed. ๐Ÿ˜€
Mine is sitting right on the floor at my bedside. Great for the feet, maybe even other muscles that are particularly sore.

With flat feet, or other painful foot problems (plantar fasciitis), the GBS pain is even worse. I have really low arches, so have more contact with the floor and footwear is very hard to fit, and I have to use lots of foam insoles. GBS intensifies the pain and problems in walking. ๐Ÿ˜Ž
I also do the range of motion foot exercises while lying flat on my bed, and it eases the ankle muscle pain, and helps to relax the feet. If I don’t do them, the pain sometimes won’t ease up, and then keeps me awake most of the night.