hello, Ultrasound Message and CIDP???

    • Anonymous
      October 16, 2007 at 12:41 pm

      Hello Every body:)
      I hope every body feels well today. Yesterday, I was watching TV where I saw an ultrasound device, sonic relief. The device was kind of ultrasound massager for swelling ankles and pain relief.
      I was wondering if any body uses ultrasond therapy for muscle pain and swelling feet within this group.
      My mom has been diagnosed with CIDP and I want to know if this kind of treatment is good for her pain and swelling feet?

      Thank you,

    • Anonymous
      October 16, 2007 at 2:02 pm

      hombobbe> When I was in the hospital and also in out patient rehab they used ultrasound on me. I did not notice any difference but that is not to say it might help someone else. I think the best thing is rest and keep the feet elevated. If the swelling is in the lymph system like mine the fluids are not being moved thru that system. The muscles get weak and because we are not as active as before the fluid just settles in certain areas. I actually have gone to a specialist and had my feet and legs wrapped. After months of being consistant and having massage done for that purpose I have seen results. There is also garments that the specialist can order to keep pressure on those areas. She also gave me exercises to do at home and showed me how to do home massage to move the fluids out of those areas. I have not found anything else that has worked. Once weight has been dropped and activity levels come up and diet is worked into the program, I have seen results. But again it is slow process and you have to be consistant and patient. Be Well!