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DrThomasMD...Is cryo therepy good treatment for peripheral

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DrThomasMD...Is cryo therepy good treatment for peripheral neurology pain in foot? Also, I don't have good circulation in legs, is it good for circulation in legs?.. I went to UScryotherepy and their therepy on my arm eliminated the pain. I am thinking it might be good for legs or feet.
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What was the condition treated on the arm?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I don't know what was wrong with the arm...... It might be arthritis..... Kaiser Permanente (HMO) never paid much attention to it, but it hurt sometimes.

Cryotherapy is not good for circulation problems or neuropathy.
I don't know who told you this or why?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

No one told me this, I just drove past the office and wondered if it would work. ...

I have been sleeping with my head on my arm, and I guess that made my arm hurt...... But the cryotherepy did take the pain away for 3 weeks now.

...Is massage good for poor circulation in legs?


Yes medical massage.

You should do this along with acupuncture.

This is my first line approach for neuropathy of unknown cause, and traditional Chinese medicine uses massage, acupuncture and herbal combinations based on pulse diagnosis.

If you find a good practitioner they can direct you.

Adding fish oil, B vitamins, magnesium, all are sometimes helpful as well.

If you think your circulation is bad in your legs, your doctor should do an ultrasound of your legs.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

what is "medical massage?

they have a warm water hydromassage bed that travels up and down the body.... Is that good for poor circulation.

Medical massage is by a licensed massage therapist.

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