Hey everyone, today I want to tell you about another tool I use in the fight against arthritis!
This is something I use every morning, it strengthens leg muscles and helps to improve circulation in the legs as well.
The relationship between arthritis and circulation
Not long after my ankle surgery I suffered an infection (MRSA), this meant a trip back to hospital and a washout of the surgical wound that had become infected.
I know pretty gross but bare with me!
Due to the infection, that wound was incredibly slow to heal, when visiting my doctor to find out what the issue was, I was told I had a leg ulcer that needed tending to.
So I attended the leg ulcer clinic and it was eventually dealt with and the wound finally healed, though leaving a considerably uglier scar than my others.
Whilst at the leg ulcer clinic, the nurse told me I had gotten the ulcer due to poor circulation in the leg, which was due to the swelling around my ankle.
On leaving, I was given medical compression socks, in order to keep the swelling down and encourage blood flow.
I have spoken about the dreaded swell before and it has struck again here and this time the issue it has raised is poor circulation!
Knee length black socks on a summer holiday?
To be honest the socks are supposed to be worn every day, though it is rare I will wear them. Which isn’t clever but I do find them a pain to get on and off due to the tightness and lack of give in them.
I understand the purpose of them, so I knew deep down that I had to do something else to improve circulation in my legs.
One day whilst watching television I saw an advert, I think it was Ian Botham the ex England cricketer, promoting the Revitive Medic, a foot circulation booster intended for diabetes and osteoarthritis sufferers.
After reading reviews I took the plunge and bought it online, it isn’t cheap at around £299.99 but I certainly feel as though I got value for money! It can also be purchased for a slightly cheaper price here.
I have used it every morning for over a year and it even helps loosen my stiff ankle joint in the morning. I even took it with me on holiday to Portugal in September, it was much better than walking round the pool with knee-high black socks on.
I did get funny looks from the airport security as they scrutinised my suitcase, they came across multiple bottles of vitamin tablets and then the circulation booster, which I think they thought was some kind of flotation device!
The Revitive Medic review
- Reduces swelling thus improving circulation.
- Reduces pain and strengthens leg muscles.
- Portable, has a rechargeable battery and mains power lead, can use via the mains or portable when charged.
- Different intensity levels so you can maximize results and adjust accordingly.
- Can be used with a roller ball pivot bottom for movement, or has back stand for stationary use.
- Helps with osteoarthritis and diabetes.
- Price. It can seem expensive on the initial purchase, but I do believe you won’t see it as expensive in the long run, when you are using it daily years down the line.
I promote this product because it is one I use to great effect and believe it to be another valuable tool in overcoming our suffering.
By all means do your own due diligence and let me know, if you purchase it let me know how you are getting on, or if you have any queries on using it I will try to help, although it is really easy to use!
Maybe some of you have already tried it and as usual would love to hear from you.