A total of 4 reviews of this product on Reddit.
This was my #1 most brutal symptom in my first pregnancy. By my third trimester it was taking me 3-4 hours to fall asleep at night because my legs were so restless, it was insane. I have just started to notice it creeping in this time. Things I used last time with minimal relief: magnesium cream, epsom salt baths, Natural Calm, compression socks, weighted blanket. I think I am going to try this this time, because honestly I can’t handle this again! https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07P3JJ2YK/ref=ox\_sc\_act\_title\_1?smid=AIPAGW5BQIR21&psc=1
I feel your pain for real! I recently got my first lymphatic massage that really was soooo helpful and I will continue getting them but the lady tried to tell me to come twice a week (at $75 per session) and that ain’t happening. I got this leg massager that has a setting for circulation and I use it twice a day and it has made a HUGE difference for me!
You could try something like this product
Or foot spas with epsom salt.
If it’s all the time you might think about getting custom inserts for her shoes and have some professional evaluation.
I know when I used to be in a Cath Lab before I got my lighter lead my feet took a beating. Once we got some fatigue mats, lighter lead, and better shoes it was less of an issue.
There may be some exercises that she can do for longer term solutions. A physical therapist or occupational therapist may be able to help if you have them available to you
First of all I want to thank everyone who answered to my initial post. I have some good news.
Based on the suspicion of Lymphedema I asked our doctor to get my mom tested. The doctor did not agree that it was Lymphedema, her reasons were:- Lymphedema is not a pitting edema.- Lymphedema doesn’t hurt- The MRI would have indicated the Lymphedema- She says she can clinically discard the Lymphedema based on the aforementioned reasons.
At the end of the day the doctor declined to have her tested with a lymphoscintigraphy. Bummer… The doctor prescribed some steroids to lower the inflammation. My mom did not like the idea and declined to take the steroids because she is wary of the side effects.
I kept researching about Lymphedema and I decided to get her some Leg Air Massager for circulation boots off Amazon and gave them a try. I am so glad I did because right after the first 10 minutes in the lowest setting it reduced the swelling dramatically!!! We could not believe our eyes. We decided from that point on we were going to treat this as Lymphedema and got her some compression socks to prevent the swelling. The swelling is now under control. We have to use the boots once a day and watch her diet and keep the affected skin moisturized because her skin was turning pretty rough and thick but it’s going back to normal. We notified the doctor and we haven’t gotten any comment back from her.
Now that the swelling is down she notices there’s a mass in her foot. The mass can be felt to the touch as the area is noticeable harder to press compared to the surrounding area which is softer. When pressured the mass swells and gets warm and red so she avoids massaging that area. I tried doing a pitting test and it was painful, I cannot tell if it pits, the area is not big enough to test anyways. The mass has been expanding since she noticed it, it started from the foot and now is has occupied an area up in the lower area of the leg (See picture, mass marked in pink).
Our next appointment with the doctor is in a week and then we are scheduled to see a Rheumatologist in mid December.
Any ideas of what the weird mass is?
Could the mass have caused the swelling in the other area of the foot?
Do you guys agree that the Rheumatologist will finally be able to diagnose the issue?
Thanks in advance to everyone who has commented. You guys are amazing!