Legs Only Massage Benefits for Diabetic Seniors

May 02, 2016

Legs Only Massage Benefits for Diabetic Seniors
Legs Only Massage Benefits for Diabetic Seniors

It is estimated that diabetics with nerve damage affecting the feet make up 60% to 70% of all diabetic patients. Foot-related peripheral neuropathy causes patients to lose sensation in the feet. The dangers lie in the possibility of developing infections or even ulcers without the patient ever realizing it. Therefore, inspecting the feet every day for any damage becomes highly critical.

A few home remedies to boost healing and prevent infections from happening in the future include soaking the feet in warm water. Luckily, some walk-in bathtubs are built with the added feature of a legs-only soak tailored for diabetic seniors. 

This article will demonstrate to you the benefits of soaking for diabetics, what to do and what not to do to achieve results, and a model with the legs-only soak feature.

Walk-in tubs with this feature can be found in Home Depot and Lowe's stores at affordable prices from brands like American Standard, and Comfort Walk-In Tubs whose unique model will be included below.

Comfort Walk-In Tubs

Comfort Walk-In Tubs

Comfort has an excellent BBB rating and a bestselling model for diabetic seniors. Where other tubs average around fifteen minutes to fill, Comfort's A1A walk-in bathtub, the Ultimate, takes only four-and-a-half minutes to fill, and an astonishing eighty seconds to drain.

This tub meets all the safety standards that you would expect: anti-slip floor, low-threshold entry of under six inches, safety bars, ergonomic handles, and an ADA-compliant seat. These features and more allow diabetic seniors to stay true to their bathing independence.

Diabetics can use the legs-only massage feature on the A1A as well as other features that center around convenience within the comfort of their homes. These features include:

The Therapeutic Benefits for Diabetics

The Therapeutic Benefits for Diabetics

Diabetics improve their current quality of life and prevent any further damage from happening in the future when they use the legs-only massage feature in a number of ways.

More on the benefits of soaking can be found here.

What to Do and What Not to Do

If you keep the three reminders of soaking in mind, you can enjoy the therapeutic benefits of legs only systems without the help of caregivers.



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