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My feet have been killing me for weeks.. I suffer from heal spars.
I would like to purchase a good Foot spa... and saw some reviews on line , but I'm still not sure what to purchase. I'm looking for something that will not splash water all over the place and not make to much noise as I also suffer from migraine. As well as maintain hot water.

Any suggestions. I'm going to look at the stores in 25 min. I'm leaning towards the :
Hot spa foot bath or the WaterPik FS-015 Pedicure Foot Spa

WaterPik FS-015 Pedicure Foot Spa


Hot spa foot bath

I have seen good review on both... but if there is something better out there please let me know. Thanks for your help.
 

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Well, I guess my first question would be...what kind of work do you do? Are you on your feet a lot?
When I was a nurse my feet use to kill me also because of walking all day on tiled floors. Then I got myself a GOOD pair of shoes and VIOLA!
no more hurting feet. They weren't 'stylish'...but who cared? I felt wonderful

You might go to a podiatrist and see what he recommends.
Good shoes can make a big difference.
Good luck
 

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Originally posted by Snertsmom@Apr 24 2005, 06:46 PM
Well, I guess my first question would be...what kind of work do you do? Are you on your feet a lot?
When I was a nurse my feet use to kill me also because of walking all day on tiled floors. Then I got myself a GOOD pair of shoes and VIOLA!
  no more hurting feet.  They weren't 'stylish'...but who cared? I felt wonderful 

You might go to a podiatrist and see what he recommends.
Good shoes can make a big difference.
Good luck
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IT specialist , I'm always on my feet even when working from home.
I have already seen a podiatrist and had arches made for my shoes...because i have flat feet. Which cause the mucles to tear insted of streach that what is causing the pain. We also have a wirlpool tub in our home but the jets are not directed at the feet. For the last year Ihave been doing well with the pain, but I had to help my sister out with her wedding so I was on my feet for the last two weeks... today the pain was just to much. So I really need someting to help relive the pain now. So I thought this would be a good idea.

Anyone used one of these ... I want to get a good one so I don't waste my money...
 

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for heel spars....dont you need surgery to totally fix it?

i mean...i hope you dont need surgery....but i had a manager that had it...and needed surgery.
 

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Originally posted by doctorcathy@Apr 24 2005, 11:08 PM
for heel spars....dont you need surgery to totally fix it?

i mean...i hope you dont need surgery....but i had a manager that had it...and needed surgery. 

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Hi,

The answer to your question above is no.
Not everyone requires surgery. It depends on the problem and were in the heal or bottom of the foot it is located. As well as how bad the issue is.
For me it really comes down to the amount of walking and how long a day I 'm standing on my foot incorrectly. The problem for me as well is I need to take some weight off. That will also help eliminate some of the pain, but in order to do that I need to walk extremely fast for run. I already lost a few pounds last year and maintained it off. I need to exercise more to get more off. For the time, that mean more pain. The doctor has arches made for my shoes, 400.00 och!!
I can only use them in closed shoes, not sandals. I also have to make sure I purchase the right kind of shoes. Also be aware for anyone else out there that has this problem.Aerosoles and Rockport are not the way to go I was told by my doctor. There is not enough support in those shoes
.... I still own a few pairs as that is what wore while working all day long on my feet ... bad move.

Anyway I am one of the lucky ones that does not require surgery.

The pain is still there from time to time. The bad part is when I was younger I did not realize the pain in my feet were related to having a flat foot issue. When I used to walk and feel pain, like a pin stabbing my in the bottom of my foot. The doctor said I should have always had arches in my shoes because I have flat feet. This would have helped eliminate the problem I am having now. So yes, less standing and walking would help as well, but then I would be inactive. I also do gardening and have my own business. I have cut back on both... and changed my job at work so I can work form home. So that has helped a lot.
 

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So I got one, a foot spa. My husband drove me to Home outfitters. They had a lot of different ones there. They did have the Waterpik, but not the Hot spa foot bath. The one we ended up with is Homedics.
HoMedics JS-200P Jet Spa Ultra Footbath
Product Details: HoMedics JS-200P Jet Spa Ultra Footbath HoMedics JS-200P Jet Spa Ultra Footbath Features: The jet-action Jet Spa Ultra footbath with heat therapy for the soles of your feet also has 3 pedicure attachments -- pumice stone, massage rollers and brush -- to give your tired feet the full-fledged rejuvenating treatment.

HoMedics Spa ultra
I used it last night for two hours. It really helped.
It was just what I was looking for. It warms up the water and keeps it very hot. It jets are really good and feel great. It also has a pedicure section that is hand free.
The laser red part was perfect for my sore heals. :D It applies heat directly on your heal, but you have let it heat up first for 10-15 min.
All in all I was very happy with my buy. It was more then the others, but worth the money. At least I have something to relive the pain for a while and my feet are back to normal for today anyway
 
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