How do you avoid bed sores and poor circulation in feet from sitting in recliner all day?

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Mother, 94, has cold feet, even though she doesn't feel cold. Just read to get her up every 30 min to improve blood flow. Also worried about sores from prolonged sitting. Any advice is greatly appreciated.

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There are heel cozies that are a sort of wrap-around pad for the heel -- imagine a square sandwich cut in half & hemmed on the two short sides with the heel in the corner as the "filling" of the half-sandwich. They hold on with velcro -- work really well at night with some people to keep pressure off the heel.
I don't know if the hospital bed inflating/deflating mattress pads come in chair sizes, but those help prevent pressure sores by shifting the weight constantly as they cycle on and off.
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RainMom, HRT has its own set of dangerous side effects, as the Women's Health Initiative demonstrated. HRT is another example of potentially toxic side effects from meds.

I never even thought about meds made from horse urine; it was more the torture those poor pregnant mares endured because of greedy pharmaceutical company management. They should have been out in the pasture with other horses, interacting, socializing and living a normal life, not cooped up in stalls and standing for hours on end.
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GardenArtist - I toughed out menopause the old-fashion way - no hormone replacement therapy, for just that reason. I find it impossible to believe women should be ingesting medications with horse urine in it! Maybe I'm overly picky, but - ewww!
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Send, Jessie is a kind hearted person and would never mistreat her rabbits. The wording of her comments might have been misinterpreted.

I think she's referring to the shocking abuse to which rabbits are put by the scientific community during tests of lotions and other "beauty" products. Female horses have also been mistreated for years in order to make Premarin.

(Once, for about six months each year during their pregnancies, Delilah, Sydney and Bonnie stood tethered in concrete-floored stalls too narrow to turn around in, hooked to bags to collect their urine at a Canadian "PMU" farm. The Pregnant Mare Urine, which contains estrogen, was used by Pfizer to manufacture a hormone replacement drug called Premarin)

http://www.humanesociety.org/news/magazines/2015/03-04/premarin.html
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I am with Michael on this, and not just because he is a guy. His suggestion of massage is perfect! With diabetes, make sure it is gentle.
I would also take a warm wash cloth and clean the feet and ankles, even up the calf/leg, again, rubbing gently.
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Yes, Jessebelle, I really do want to hear how your pet rabbits are mistreated, but I don't believe you would do that. What did you do now, take away one of their carrots?
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No No to the rabbit skin. I have pet rabbits and you don't want to hear about the way they are mistreated. Most facilities use fleece that works fairly well.
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In a hospital they sometimes distribute rabbit skin/fur to place under contact points. Regular massage helps. Electric massage devices (handheld and built into cushion style) can be used.
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My grandma uses a roho cushion and has never had a bed sore also for her feet I put pillows under them making sure her heels never touch the chair. I was told by hospice when they were there for my mom before she passed away the most important part is making sure the pressure spots such as elbows, back of the head, heels, buttocks, knees, upper back do not touch the chair all the time. Making my grandma get up every 2 hours to go to the bathroom is a great way to reposition her. When she returns to the chair I encourage her to reach back using a different arm to get a different spot resting on her roho cushions. Like I said I also use pillows. I put them under her legs in the chair making her heels stay suspended in the air not touching the chair at all. For her arms I have a huge comforter (king size) that i have folded and refolded so that the elbows rest on something that is constantly moving as she moves. The important part is to keep her moving and to keep her warm with blankets. My grandma wears her shoes or slippers in the house at all times. At night time though she wears big fuzzy socks (they aren't tight so perfect for making her socks not cut into her legs since she often has swollen legs by the end of the night) with grips on the bottom to help keep her from falling in the bathroom.
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i got a roho cushion, they are filled with air, so the pressure can be adjusted, helps a LOT
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