Brushing

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i see the mention of brushing in TKR recovery. What does this mean!

 

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    Hi Anne,

    Are you referring to dry skin brushing? I do it every second day to help with circulation, nerve stimulation and skin tone. I combine it with massage of the leg and  scar.

    If you wish to try it you should discuss it with your GP first as apparently people with certain conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, eczema, psoriasis, rashes, skin that is broken, non-healed wounds, or skin infections shouldn't do it.

    Jodi - 13 weeks post op

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      I use two natural bristle brushes; a firm one for legs and arms, which is round with a strap across the back to slip your hand under, and a softer long handled one for torso front and back (I bought mine at a pharmacy in Australia, but you can buy them online, just search on dry skin body brush). 

      I do it in the shower before washing; on dry skin. Simply start at the foot and brushing small sections at a time, work your way up the leg to the groin. Don't press too hard (especially over any scars), this should be pleasant not a prison scrub. Always start at the extremeties and work towards the centreline of the body i.e. feet to groin, hands to armpits. Gentle over torso.

      After brushing start with a cool shower and then warm up. Moisturise really well after showering. You don't have to do your whole body, but your skin should feel so soft after just a couple of brushings that you'll probably want to. 

      I'll reiterate my point from my first comment, it would be a good idea to discuss with your Dr before you start any new physical regime.

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      Thank you, Jodi. I will ask him about it tomorrow. He might not even know what it means. I do have type 2diabetes, so I won't do it without consulting first . It sounds good though. I bet the skin is all warm after. 

       

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