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I've ordered and electro muscle stimulator to self-treat the neuropathy in my feet, which apparently is caused from poor circulation. The brown spots on my feet are also apparently caused from this. From what I've gathered through research on the internet a small electrical pulse can promote circulation and bring blood to the area. This little machine has small pads that you attach to your skin and provides the impulse to that small area. I've heard that in 3 to 4 weeks you can see a real improvement.

The one site that I found by a doctor told of his own electro machine but it costs around (grab hold of something) $800! This little one I found on ebay cost $10.

I'll be very happy to post any result, but my reports will be over time and not immediate.
 

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Holy Cadilac Robin!!!! $800.00??? Thank Goodness you found one for $10.00
I sure hope it works for you. Yes, please get back to us with your results, Sweety.
 

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hoi sweety,

i hope for you, you have good results for the future.
and they unsurens than?


maybe you have a link for me?

gr ria
 

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We cannot post links here and I wouldn't want to give you a link for a site if I don't know its secure and safe. Druifje you can search for this thing on google.

I have read the improvement is roughly 50% better, and more if used together with medication like amnitriptalene (sp?).
 

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Hi Ria:

Sweety bought the muscle stimulator from ebay.com or ebay.ca. I'm sure you've been to those sites before. I took a quick look in the Health and Beauty section and the Electronics section but I didn't see any. Sweety probably bought the only one that they had. :D I did see a TENS machine(which are normally expensive) but I think I saw the bidding at $54.00, if I saw that right. It helps the muscles but it is not the same as the muscle stimulator.

Here is what the FDA in the U.S. had to say about the Muscle Stimulators, in general. I think in this case, that electric and electro are the same thing?? Is it?? :confused:

US FDA/CDRH: CDRH Consumer Information - Consumer Information on Electronic Muscle Stimulators
 

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i know the tens device, have it here.
i use it for my back and heup.
it works very good, we can get it from physiotherapy so the unsurens pay it.

thnx terry and sweety.

gr ria
 

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They are all basically the same Terrie, they provide an electronic impulse through the skin. They are used for all kinds of things and come under different names. Generally they are listed as electro muscle stimulator, you may get more hits if you search electro instead of electric.
 

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Oh okay. I had read somewhere that said they were different machines.
As in, they have different purposes. My Husband's Insurance was going
to pay for the TENS for him when he was injured, about 12 yrs. ago. He
said he didn't need it. I think it was about $500.00 back then.
 

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Wow that is a very high price for such a simple peice of hardware that merely provides and electrical charge. It probably cost a few dollars to make.
 

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Ya, you're right there Sweety. It should be cheaper now though. But his Insurance was going to pay for it and you know how companies triple the price when Insurance is involved. I sure see the different.

Sometimes I'll call up our Pharmacy to get a price for someone or just to see what the REAL price is of a drug. Then I see what they have actually charged my Husband's Employer/Insurance. :eek: There should be a law against that.
 
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