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Sequential Air Compression Massager?

ebethc

Senior Member
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Has anyone had any results using one of these sequential compression massagers? athletes use them for recovery (the expensive ones like the normatec) and doctors put them on patients post-surgery to avoid blood clots... There's a less expensive one on amazon that appears to be good quality.

~$450 (incl tax)
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00YHYMSRS/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_4?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A6AVNXH0138GC


$1600 pulse - normatec leg compression
https://www.normatecrecovery.com/shop/pulse-leg-recovery-system.aspx
 

ukxmrv

Senior Member
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Location
London
I've been using something similar (much cheaper price) for about 5 years. I have POTs and get a lot of swelling in my legs plus fluid. Does help with this. The leg swelling is noticeably better after. I need to keep doing this though.

No change to any of my ME symptoms.