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Is it safe to have feet and legs massaged when he has under gone angioplasty in both legs ?

I have a client who would like his feet and legs massaged as they cause him pain . He has had regular massage therapy , but his therapist has stopped practising in the area. I want to know if it is safe ashe has had an agioplasty in both legs. I have not come accross this circumstance to date.
Asked On : Mon, 27 Feb 2012
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If she had angioplasty in both the legs it means that the cause of pain is ischaemia of the tissues. Get a doppler done to evaluate the blood supply in the legs. Accordingly she will require medications to improve her microcirculation in the legs. Other option which can be considered to improve the microcirculation is hyperbaric oxygen therapy. But all possibilities to be explored after doppler . Don't massage.
Answered: Tue, 28 Feb 2012
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