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Diabetes and Foot Pain – Stop Suffering NOW!

As a podiatrist that sees a LOT of patients that suffer from diabetes, I can clearly vouchPicture of Medical Alert Bracelet for Post Diabetes and Foot Pain that diabetes and foot pain go hand-in-hand.

Prior to delving into the causes and control of diabetes and foot pain, I would like to bring light to some staggering facts regarding the prevalence of this multi-faceted disease.

Did you know that:

      • About 30 million people in the United States alone suffer with a diagnosis of diabetes.
      • Approximately 1 in every 10 people over the age of 20 has diabetes and 1 out of 3 has pre-diabetes.
      • Approximately 1 in every 4 people over the age of 65 has diabetes.
      • Nearly 1.5 MILLION new cases of diabetes are reported every year in the United States.

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If you are suffering from diabetes, you are definitely not alone.

Now… on to what you came here to read about: Diabetes and Foot Pain!

Diabetes and the Four Most Common Types of Associated Foot Pain

Typically we see four distinct types of foot pain associated with diabetes:

          • Nerve Pain,Picture of person suffering from Diabetes and Foot Pain
          • Pain due to Circulatory Insufficiencies,
          • Muscle and Joint Pain and
          • Pain from Frequent Infections.

Each of the four categories of pain mentioned above can definitely be caused by alternative conditions unassociated with diabetes, but there is a much higher incidence of these specific types of foot pain in those whom do have this dreadful disease.

I cannot “cure” you or your loved one of diabetes (I wish that was possible), but I can educate and recommend some simple solutions to aid in minimizing and/or eliminating pain associated with foot pain and diabetes.

So… sit back, relax and let’s further discuss each of these four different types of foot pain.

Nerve Pain and Diabetes – Neuropathy

By far the most common contributor to foot pain in a diabetic patient stems from damage Picture of Nerves for post Diabetes and Foot Painto nerves and is termed Peripheral Neuropathy.

Peripheral Neuropathy can further be divided into three subsequent categories with altering signs and symptoms for each category. The three sub-categories of Peripheral Neuropathy include the following:

          • Sensory Neuropathy,
          • Motor Neuropathy and
          • Autonomic Neuropathy.
Sensory Neuropathy

Sensory Neuropathy tends to be the most prevalent cause of pain in individuals suffering with diabetes out of the Peripheral Neuropathies and is therefore the one that we will discuss in the most detail.

Typically, with Sensory Neuropathy we see a direct correlation between high blood sugar over a period of time and an increase in this type of pain. In other words, the more controlled (normal) an individual’s blood sugar is, the less likely that this type of pain will present and/or intensify.

The symptoms of Sensory Neuropathy are very individualized amongst patients but tend to include some form of the following in the feet and/or legs:

      • Burning pain,PICTURE OF BURNING FIRE
      • Tingling,
      • Numbness,
      • Stabbing-type pain and/or
      • Excessive pain that is not proportional to the stimulant (i.e. significant pain from a simple touch).

Most of the time the different types of pain noted above will intensify in the evening and at night. This pain can become very detrimental as it becomes not only an added stressor, but can also affect sleep pattern. As a direct result, blood sugar tends to increase which further stimulates the increase in this type of pain.

Do you see how this could easily spiral out of control?

What can be done for relief of this type of pain?

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As mentioned earlier, Sensory Neuropathy is extremely individualized with different people experiencing different types of pain at a multitude of intensity levels. With that being said, treatment for this condition is very personalized as well. Particular remedies work for some and not others.

There are ALWAYS going to be oral prescription medications, such as Lyrica and Gabapentin (Neurontin), that are overly prescribed for the treatment of Sensory Neuropathy. While I do have my own reservations on some of these drugs due to significant side effects and the build-up of tolerance it is essential that you or your loved one have an in-depth conversation with the prescribing doctor prior to initiating these for control of pain.

That being said, there are some great alternatives that have worked fabulously on my patients for the control of this type of unnerving pain. Two of my absolute favorites thatPicture of Penetrex Pain Cream for Post Diabetes and Foot Pain can be used in conjunction with one another include:

While the other two types of Peripheral Neuropathy are far less cumbersome, I would like to briefly discuss them for completeness’ sake.

Motor Neuropathy

Motor Neuropathy can contribute to foot pain in a patient with diabetes because of the direct effect of the disease process on the nerves that innervate our muscles.

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This can cause muscles (typically in the thigh area first) to feel achy and/or weak. Other areas of muscles that are routinely affected are those in the shin area and feet.

As a result of this weakness, walking imbalances can occur. When this happens, we tend to see friction areas occur on the feet due to increased rubbing in the shoe and therefore an increase in callus formation which can become painful.

The goal in the treatment of Motor Neuropathy is to minimize damage to the feet from gait abnormalities via the use of supportive foot inserts and padding.Picture of HappyStep Shoe Insoles for Post Diabetes and Foot Pain

My #1 recommendation for the best supportive inserts is one that my patients say they could not live without:

Autonomic Neuropathy

Lastly, Autonomic Neuropathy can affect the nerves to the parts of our body that lack conscious control.

One example of this includes our sweating mechanism. When an individual’s sweating PICTURE OF DRY CRACKED FEET WITH SEVERE FOOT FUNGUS ON POST WHAT IS FOOT FUNGUSmechanism is altered we may begin to see thickened nails and skin that becomes abnormally dry and cracking which can predispose an individual to bacterial and fungal infections.

I consistently recommend hydrating products for the treatment of Autonomic Neuropathy with great results. These products include oils and diabetic foot cream that routinely condition the feet and are essential in the prevention of the complications of this condition.

A favorite amongst my patients includes the following:

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Diabetes and Foot Pain due to Circulatory Insufficiencies

Circulatory insufficiencies can also be a causative factor for intense pain and diabetic PICTURE OF INCREASED BLOOD FLOWindividuals are at a greater risk for this complication.

For you to better understand how circulatory insufficiencies can lead to pain, especially in diabetics, here is a quick review of the function of our arteries, capillaries and veins which are the primary sub-components of our circulatory system:

      • Arteries
          • Carry oxygenated blood from our heart to nourish our vital organs and tissues.
      • Capillaries
          • Take the oxygenated blood from our arteries directly to the specific tissues and then carries the de-oxygenated blood away from our tissues.
      • Veins
          • Carry de-oxygenated blood from our capillaries back up to our heart to be replenished with new oxygenated blood.

High blood sugars associated with diabetes have a direct impact on the wellness of these arteries, capillaries and veins.


Diabetes, or high blood sugar, accelerate the formation of fatty deposits within our arteries. As a result, the walls of our arteries become thickened and may even begin to develop calcium deposits. As this continues, the lumen (channel with which blood travels) becomes smaller and less blood is able to get through.

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This most commonly affects the arteries behind the knee and calf.

Over time, with the shrinking of the lumen, blood flow to the feet can become partially or even totally blocked.

Our tissues require oxygen to survive and when they don’t receive it, an extreme pain ensues. Often times this pain is described as a “strangling” type of pain.


High blood sugars tend to cause our capillaries to become thickened and stiff as well. When this occurs, the capillaries become unable to be as efficient as they should be in delivering the oxygenated and nutrient-rick blood directly to our tissues.

Patients suffering from these phenomena typically experience the similar type of “strangling” pain as associated with arterial insufficiencies.


Our veins carry blood against gravity. In order to be efficient at this, our veins have tiny little valves that help push this blood upward from our feet to our heart.

When our arteries become blocked and are no longer able to handle the associated blood flow, they will sometimes form small channels above the blockage in order to re-direct the blood directly over to the veins.

When this occurs, the veins can become stressed, taking on more blood than they can handle. The result is veins that become swollen and painful.

Eventually, the veins become so full that some of the valves contained within them break. Blood is no longer able to be pushed up against gravity and as a direct result, pools in the feet and legs.

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This blood pool can cause extreme swelling and, in time, leaking of fluids from the skin. This can create ulcerations, or sores, which usually occurs around the ankle area. These ulcerations are known to be quite painful.

Treatment/Prevention of Vascular Insufficiencies

If you are experiencing any of the signs/symptoms of vascular insufficiency, it is imperative that you see your medical doctor right away. Ulcerations need to be treated immediately and a lack of treatment can cause the condition to quickly get out of control.

Your doctor may recommend support hose, physical therapy, oral medications and a variety of surgical procedures which are extremely successful in improving circulation.

If you have found this article prior to any significant complications arising from vascular compromise, there are some preventative measures that can easily be incorporated into your daily routine in an attempt to avoid these problems.

Some of my recommendations to my own diabetic patients include the following in order to successfully improve circulation and deter the complications that arise with a lack thereof include the following:

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Diabetes and Muscle and Joint Pain

Another frequent source of discomfort associated with the feet and legs common in patients with diabetes includes muscle and joint pain.

This type of pain is an indirect consequence of the diabetic neuropathy and circulatory insufficiencies talked about above via walking imbalances.

If you will recall from my section above on Motor Neuropathy, the muscles of the feet and legs can become weak and can even atrophy, or shrink thereby resulting in gait abnormalities. When this occurs, the tendons (which attach the muscle to the bone) can become stiff and contract.

As a direct result, our feet and joints will function in ways that are not intended in an attempt to allow us to remain mobile. They may stiffen in bent positions due to an excess of blood sugar combining with our normal joint proteins. When this occurs, it is termedPICTURE OF FOOT WITH SEVERE ARTHRITIS FOR POST FIBROMYALGIA AND FOOT PAIN diabetic glycosylation.

While this is by no means the only cause of foot deformities such as hammertoes, bunions and bone spurs, diabetic glycosylation of the joints of the feet definitely can be a source of resultant pain, infection and/or ulcerations.

Some strategies that I have had great success with involving my diabetic patients for this particular source of pain include the following:

Diabetes and Foot Pain Associated with Frequent Infections

Due to medical and nutritional alterations that occurs within the body, individuals with diabetes are far more susceptible to fungal, yeast and bacterial infections.

Bacterial Infections

Bacterial infections can show up on any area of the body that becomes irritated, ulcerated or injured and are commonly witnessed on the feet of patients suffering from diabetes.

Signs of a bacterial infection can include one or more of the following:Picture of Infected Ulcer for Post Diabetes and Foot Pain

      • Redness,
      • Warmth,
      • Swelling,
      • Foul Odor,
      • Discharge and/or
      • Pain.

Even if a diabetic patient experiences numbness in the feet due to Sensory Neuropathy, it is commonly reported that they experience pain when a bacterial infection is present.

A bacterial infection can remain isolated to the skin (cellulitis) or can disperse to infect the bone (osteomyelitis).

Bacterial infections can be life-threatening and should be treated as such. If you or your loved one has diabetes and experience any of the signs and/or symptoms of a bacterial infection noted above, you should see your physician immediately.

Fungal or Yeast Infections

Fungus and/or yeast are common causes of many infections in individuals with diabetesPicture of Thick Toenails and are most recognized in the form of Athlete’s Foot or Fungal Toenails.

For a full breakdown of these infections and successful treatment recommendations, please visit the following:

The Prevention of Frequent Infections

To begin, I want to stress that if you are suffering from a bacterial infection and have diabetes, you MUST call your physician immediately. I have seen infections deemed minor become fatal overnight.

If it is a toenail fungus or Athlete’s Foot that you are experiencing, click on the appropriate link above and you will be directed to the absolute, tried-and-true best remedies (as well as anything you might want to know about those conditions). Don’t waste your money on the hundreds of products out there that really just don’t work.

If you want to know the best way to prevent the occurrence of and maximize your ability to fight off infections then you must think about strengthening your immune system.

Risk Factors for Toenail Fungus - Immune System

Some of my recommendations to strengthen the immune system when you have diabetes include the following:Picture of NutriChem Immune Booster for post Diabetes and Foot Pain

In addition, it is essential to understand that not all individuals with diabetes experience pain associated with infections and every diabetic should make it routine to visually and manually inspect their feet every day.

Diabetes and Foot Pain – My Conclusion

If you have made it this far then you can now recognize the correlation between diabetes and foot pain and the extreme importance of prevention and treatment.


I would like to close with a review of the causes of diabetes and foot pain and also provide a little insight on my #1 recommendation for the prevention/treatment of each.

Nerve Pain
  • Sensory Neuropathy
    • Penetrex Pain Relief Cream – My patients swear by this product for neuropathy pain!
      • Apply anywhere you experience pain, discomfort, burning, tingling, and/or numbness.

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  • Motor Neuropathy

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  • Autonomic Neuropathy
    • O’Keeffe’s for Healthy Feet Foot Cream
      • Apply daily to the feet.
      • Contains a high concentration of glycerin in order to draw in and retain moisture, which is essential for healthy, hydrated skin.
      • Contains Allantoin which helps to penetrate the thick, rough skin on the feet.
Picture of Foot Cream in Unique GiftsPain from Circulatory Insufficiencies

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Joint and Muscle Pain
    • Miko Shiatsu Foot Massager
      • Provides deep kneading, gentle vibrating, rolling, and heat features with pressure settings that have the ability to target multiple pressure points to ensure relaxing pain relief.

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Pain Associated with Frequent Infections
    • NutriChem Immune Booster
      • Strengthens our natural defense mechanisms and immunity function.
      • Eliminates toxins that cause weakening of the immune system.
      • Contains an unsurpassed combination of super foods, herbs, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.

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I appreciate you taking the time to read this article. I want you to know that I truly am here to help you. Should you have any questions over any of the material presented in this article OR any other condition related to the feet please do not hesitate to comment below.


Dr. Misty

Podiatric Physician and Owner/Creator of

Unique Gifts – Don’t Forget the Feet!

Gifts for that special someone can be hard to come by. Whether it be your husband, wife, mom, dad, grandparent, or just someone special in your life, finding unique gifts that will make a lasting impression can sometimes feel impossible.

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No worries… I can help!

Being a podiatrist I find that while our feet are our primary mode of transportation, they are often one of the most abused and forgotten parts of our bodies.

Did you know that the average person takes enough steps in a lifetime to walk around Earth three times? Our poor feet!

Picture of Earth in Unique Gifts

So… when thinking of unique gifts for your loved one, why not think of their feet? Trust me… they will thank you!

I have included a list of my top, highly recommended, unique gifts below that all involve the feet in some way, shape or form (items are listed via price: low to high and fit all budgets).

Whether it be a product that will pamper them OR something that will increase their foot health, these are truly unique gifts that will keep on giving!

Unique Gifts for Your Loved One

Shown via Price: Low to High

1. O’Keeffe’s for Healthy Feet Foot Cream

Price: $8.19Picture of Foot Cream in Unique GiftsTight on budget but still want that loved one to feel ultra special?

I have got your back with THE PERFECT, yet economical, gift… O’Keeffe’s for Healthy Feet Foot Cream!

I swear by this absolutely unsurpassed concentrated foot cream.

Don’t let the price fool you, it is without a doubt one of the most unique gifts that your special someone will receive.

They will be talking about how awesome this stuff is until they run out… and then they will be begging for more!

I mean… this product is ranked as the #1 foot cream on Amazon… that speaks HUGE volumes.


Not only will your loved one enjoy the luxurious massage upon application of O’Keeffe’s for Healthy Feet Foot Cream, but they will experience and enjoy first-hand all the benefits that this cream offers.

Dry, cracking soles are no problem for this cream which utilizes a high concentration of both glycerin and Allantoin to achieve healthy-feeling and hydrated skin.

The exceptional formulation within this foot cream not only masks the unappealing appearance of extremely dry feet, but is capable of penetrating even the thickest of surfaces in order to repair and prevent its return, yet it is safe for even diabetic patients.


Did I mention that actual results are experienced within a few days?

Yes… this is in fact the case!

Do you see now why O’Keeffe’s for Healthy Feet Foot Cream is on my list of unique gifts?

This product is a winner for sure! In fact, with this price, go ahead and purchase yourself some as well… you deserve it!

Purchase your O’Keeffe’s for Healthy Feet Foot Cream by clicking HERE now!!!


While this product alone is an unbeatable gift, if you just insist on spending a little more than the $8.19 cost of this invaluable product, you can purchase it within an amazing bundle which includes 2 Pairs of the Bodiance Moisturizing Gel Heel Sleeves along with O’Keeffe’s for Healthy Feet Foot Cream available in pink for $24.97 or gray for $26.98.

To purchase this bundle in pink for $24.97, click HERE!

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To purchase this bundle in gray for $26.98, click HERE!

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2. FootMate System Foot Massager & Scrubber with Rejuvenating Gel

Price: $24.00

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The FootMate System Foot Massager & Scrubber with Rejuvenating Gel is one of many unique gifts that is a thoughtful, yet practical present that your receiver is sure to enjoy time-and-time again.

I am sure that you have showered at least once in your lifetime… right?

Well… you KNOW just how difficult it can be to properly wash your feet! I mean let’s facePICTURE OF SLIPPING IN SHOWER it… once you lather that soap on and step down, your shower becomes a slick accident waiting to happen.

And… just how well do you REALLY wash your feet when you are performing a balancing act while working on the lifted foot?

Well… your problems (or at least your loved one’s) are solved!

With the FootMate System Foot Massager & Scrubber, you don’t have to worry about your loved one ending up on the shower floor AND you will KNOW that they are getting a thorough wash to the most abused part of their body… their feet.


The FootMate System Foot Massager & Scrubber with Rejuvenating Gel is the TOTAL package for cleaning, soothing, stimulating, rejuvenating and massaging in every shower with features that can truly be appreciated as is expressed by the thousands of reviews of very satisfied customers.

Click HERE to buy the FootMate System Foot Massager & Scrubber with Rejuvenating Gel now at the cheapest price!!!

With both a practical and efficient design, the FootMate System Foot Massager & Scrubber sits it far above its competitors in both style and functionality.

A wide, gentle inner brush exists to massage the sole of your foot, while outer, stifferPICTURE OF FOOTMATE SHOWER SCRUBBER bristles function to smooth thickened, rougher skin.

These contoured bristles work to not only provide enhanced cleaning power for both the sides and bottom of your feet, but also reaches between the toes which is often neglected.

This massage not only efficiently cleans the feet, but also stimulates blood flow to the area and induces a feeling of over-all well-being and increased health.

Featuring both suction cups and a unique anti-mildew retrieval rope, the FootMate System Foot Massager & Scrubber can also safely be utilized in the bathtub OR shower.

It is even endorsed by the American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine and made in the sweet USA!


The FootMate System comes with a 7.5 ounce bottle of FootMate Rejuvenating Gel that is formulated especially for the feet and contains well-known ingredients including Tea Tree Oil and Aloe as well as many other skin conditioners. PICTURE OF FOOTMATE REJUVENATING GEL

These ingredients aid in the prevention of Athlete’s Foot, support good toenail health and decrease that foul foot odor that so many people experience.

This rejuvenating gel is AWESOME guys and gals and will leave that special someone’s feet feeling soft, refreshed and smelling great!

To purchase additional bottles of the FootMate Rejuvenating Gel click HERE!

So… if you want to provide your loved one with the means to clean, condition, massage and just plain pamper their tired, achy feet, then the FootMate System Foot Massager & Scrubber with Rejuvenating Gel is THE gift to give!

Purchase your FootMate System Foot Massager & Scrubber with Rejuvenating Gel by clicking HERE now!!!


3. YogaToes GEMS

Price: $29.95Picture of YogaToes GEMS in unique giftsTalk about unique gifts! This “gem” is sure to be the topic of your gathering.

Does your loved one suffer from foot deformities such as bunions or hammertoes? Do they complain of just tired feet in general?

Well… I have the solution AND it will be a treasured gift for that special someone!

This gel toe stretcher & separator, YogaToes GEMS, claims to provide instant therapeutic relief for your loved one’s feet while fighting against the development of certain disorders such as flat feet, bunions and hammertoes.

Exercise for your toes? YogaToes GEMS makes it possible. And… with over 1500 reviews from its customers ranting and raving over how great this product is, I couldn’t help but include this in my list of unique gifts.

Click HERE to buy YogaToes GEMS now at the cheapest price!!!


Fitting in-between and beneath the toes, YogaToes GEMS works by gently spreading the toes apart from each other and away from the ball of the foot.

This allows the joints and muscles within your toes to strengthen and maintain proper alignment if you already have it OR realign themselves if you don’t.

Worried about sizing? Worry no more! YogaToes GEMS are a one-size-fits-most, accommodating women sized 6-11 and men 7-10.

So… go ahead and revive your toes the “Gem” style with YogaToes GEMS! It is sure to bring some fun and laughter with purpose and style.


4. Smarter LifeStyle Titanium Magnetic Therapy Anklet

Price: $42.95

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When searching for unique gifts, you want to look for a product that will not only be invaluable and extra special to that special someone but also for something that will constantly remind that person just how much you care about them.

Well… look no further! Your gift of the Smarter LifeStyle Titanium Magnetic Therapy Anklet (which can also be converted into a bracelet) will achieve just that.

Does your loved one suffer from foot pain, decreased circulation or just an overall feeling of tiredness in their feet?

Magnetic therapy is the perfect solution!

Never heard of magnetic therapy? Let me take a moment to change your world!

Some benefits of magnetic therapy include:PICTURE OF WORD AWESOME

    • alleviation of pain and inflammation from conditions such as, but not limited to, arthritis, diabetes and neuropathy,
    • improved blood circulation to eliminate cold hands and feet,
    • reduction in stress and anxiety,
    • improved sleep,
    • decreased fatigue and muscle tension and
    • enhanced overall mood, energy and balance.

Essentially EVERYONE can benefit from magnetic therapy.


However, I must mention that there are certain conditions in which magnetic therapy must be avoided. You should NOT partake in magnetic therapy if you:

  • have a pacemaker, defibrillator, insulin pump, or any other implanted electro-medical device,
  • are pregnant
  • or if you have received a local cortisone injection over the same area of use within the previous 2 weeks.

Why not give your loved one a stylish anklet that will also do wonders for their feet, legs and emotional health?

The Smarter LifeStyle Titanium Magnetic Therapy Anklet is essentially like giving two gifts all in one. This anklet can also easily be converted into a bracelet… the necessary tools are even provided with your purchase!


Magnetic therapy dates back over 2,000 years and is an alternative medical practice that uses unmoving, or static, magnets in order to alleviate pain and other health conditions and concerns.

The science behind this practice is based upon the notions that static magnets have the ability to alter an individual’s biofields (fields of energy that surround and penetrate our bodies).

All science aside… magnetic therapy does actually work, but you HAVE to invest in a product within a proven brand that specializes and excels in magnetic therapy to achieve real results. Picture of Thumbs Up

The absolute BEST product that I have found is the Smarter LifeStyle Titanium Magnet Therapy Anklet.

I have personally seen this product in action with numerous patients, personal family members and even myself. Feel free to read more about me HERE.

The Smarter LifeStyle Titanium Magnet Therapy Anklet is elegant and stylish for both men and women, but most of all… it is absolutely effective.

What sets this product apart from its cheaper magnetic therapy competitors is its quality and effectiveness in relieving the legs, knees, shins, ankles heels, feet and toes.

And… I am here to recommend unique gifts that you will be proud of… not something that will break or be ineffective.

Click HERE to buy the Smarter LifeStyle Titanium Magnet Therapy Anklet now at the cheapest price!!!


I have included a list of some of the superior features that the Smarter LifeStyle Titanium Magnet Therapy Anklet prides itself in below.

  • Extra Strength Magnets: Powerful 3500 Gauss, neodymium magnets (the best in the industry) are carefully placed within each functional link of the Smarter LifeStyle Titanium Magnet Therapy Anklet in order to provide the best results obtainable and to ensure that the anklet will keep its strength year after year. This is one of the many reasons that this product excels above its competitors in effectiveness (and costs a little more). Don’t mortify yourself or waste your money on products that utilize weaker magnets, plain bio negative ions, or the so-called four-element devices.
  • Pure Titanium: The Smarter LifeStyle Titanium Magnet Therapy Anklet is handcrafted in order to provide the utmost quality utilizing only pure titanium and a strong clasp that will stay put. Undiluted titanium is lightweight, yet extremely strong bestowing both durability and comfort.
  • Stylish Design and Color Options: The Smarter LifeStyle Titanium Magnet Therapy Anklet is fashionable on both women AND men and is available for purchase in four different colors including black, gunmetal gray, silver and silver & rose gold. Designed to minimize the suspicion of anything other than jewelry, it is often even purchased as a fashion piece without the therapeutic qualities recognized and understood by the buyers.
  • Adjustable and Resizable: Arriving at about 10.2 inches (25 cm) in length and around 0.5 inches in width (1.2 cm), the Smarter LifeStyle Titanium Magnet Therapy Anklet arrives with a complimentary tool with detailed instructions to adjust the length of the anklet in mere minutes to ensure a perfect fit. Should the recipient have extra large ankles, no problem… just message the seller upon purchasing and typically the extra links will be sent out within a few days free of charge via UPS standard first class mail. If a bracelet is preferred over an anklet, you can also convert this product into a bracelet with the included tools!
  • 100% Hypoallergenic: The Smarter LifeStyle Titanium Magnet Therapy Anklet is guaranteed Lead and Nickel free which means no skin irritation for those with metal allergies which is commonly seen with the use of stainless steel and copper products.
  • Low Maintenance: Titanium is very low maintenance which means that cleaning is a breeze… you simply utilize a jewelry cloth and wipe the product to renew the surface to its original luster.
  • Gift-Ready Presentation: Yes… you read this correctly. The Smarter LifeStyle Titanium Magnet Therapy Anklet arrives all but wrapped in an elegant velvet gift bag with a gift box making a great presentation for your special someone to unveil. That is just pure awesomeness!


I’m sure that you can see now why the Smarter LifeStyle Titanium Magnet Therapy Anklet earns its position within my recommended unique gifts as it provides natural, non-invasive extra strength pain and inflammation relief along with providing peace and balance to our bodies.

Gift the Smarter LifeStyle Titanium Magnet Therapy Anklet and witness it for yourself… your special someone will sure thank you!

Purchase your Smarter LifeStyle Titanium Magnet Therapy Anklet now by clicking HERE now!!!


5. NURSAL All-In-One Foot Spa Bath Massager 

Price: $69.99Picture of NURSAL All-In-One Foot Spa Bath Massager in Unique GiftsAhhhhh… spa you say? Just the sight of the Nursal All-In-One Foot Spa Massager is Heaven to one’s eyes… and feet too lol!

The Nursal All-In-One Foot Spa Bath Massager made the top list of unique gifts list because… let’s face it… everyone LOVES a spa day. And… this particular portable spa provides the best bang for your buck leaving nothing more to want.

Your loved one will REALLY appreciate you for giving them the gift of revitalization.

With great durability, including high temperature and aging resistance, along with digital control buttons and LED display screen for a fully customizable approach, this portable spa is unparalleled in quality with the ability to provide years of pleasurable relaxation!

Click HERE to buy NURSAL All-In-One Foot Spa Bath Massager now at the cheapest price!!!


Your genuine caring for their quality of life will be remembered each and every time they slip their feet into this warm, bubbly piece of Heaven!

Some amazing features included in the Nursal All-In-One Foot Spa Bath Massager include the following:

  • Controlled Temperature Setting: Adjustable temperature settings ranging from 95 degrees Fahrenheit to a whopping 118 degrees Fahrenheit ensures that your loved one’s optimal temperature will be met. The set temperature will quickly be obtainedCALL TO ACTION TO BUY THE NURSAL ALL-IN-ONE FOOT SPA BATH MASSAGER and sustained with this product’s speed heating and temperature maintenance features. There is no need to be adding hot water to this device throughout treatment which simply adds to the luxuriousness of the spa experience.
  • Bubble Massage: Give the gift of health! With the option of a constant wave of oxygen bubbles massaging the feet, your user will experience a relief from the daily fatigue on their feet all while both improving metabolism and promoting increased blood circulation.
  • Rolling Massage: As if the bubble massage isn’t enough, an option for a rolling massage is available to your loved one. Via 11 mini multi-rollers, your special someone can incorporate more of a kneading-type massage to relieve their aches, pains, and just pure tiredness experienced in their feet after a busy day of activity.

Be that special, thoughtful and caring gift giver… give the treasured Nursal All-In-One Foot Spa Bath Massager. This truly is a gift that keeps on giving.

Purchase your Nursal All-In-One Foot Spa Bath Massager by clicking HERE now!!!


6. Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker Watch

Price: $99.95Picture of Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker in Unique Gifts

What about giving a gift that can truly enhance the health and well-being of your loved one?

That is exactly why the Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker Watch has made my list of unique gifts… this is a great product at a fabulous price that will provide inspiration to that special someone to get their hearts to pumping by tracking their every move.

See… I told you EVERYTHING contained within my recommendations for unique gifts would be about feet! The goal with any activity tracker is to provide constant motivation to become more active… to increase FOOT and body movement.

With an amazing price of just under $100 and the reputable brand name of “Fitbit”, the Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker Watch will definitely give you the most bang for your buck all while genuinely impressing your loved one.

Click HERE to buy the Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker Watch now at the cheapest price!!!


Imagine the surprise and excitement on the face of your special someone when they recognize the sincerity behind your gift of the Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker Watch.

Some features and benefits your loved ones will have the opportunity to enjoy in the use of your gift, the Fitbit Alta, include the following:

  • Enhanced Motivation to Meet Daily Goals – Your loved ones will remain motivated throughout the day through the pure enjoyment of tracking everyday activities such as their steps, distance traveled, total calories burned, automatic exercise recognition and their total active minutes per day. It will become a game to them to try to “beat” their previously recorded days’ activity… thereby pushing them to gain a more active, virtuous lifestyle.
  • Better Rest – The Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker Watch not only allows sleep tracking, but also includes a silent, vibrating alarm option for a better waking experience. Your special someone will wake feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the day ahead.
  • Easy to Read Display with Functional Motion and Tap Display – Want to see the time? No problem… with a simple wrist turn, the time will automatically appear on the easy-to-read, bright OLED screen. You can then tap away to check the progress of your stats and view any call or text notifications.
  • Easy Sync with Call, Text and Calendar Notifications – There is no need for interruption during a work-out OR during a business meeting as the Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker Watch will wirelessly sync through Bluetooth to both Android and Windows (iPhone) devices to allow call, text and calendar notifications directly to the display screen. This allows the user to decide if immediate attention is required or if it can wait.
  • Stylish Design – While most fitness trackers are bulky and uncomfortable, the Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker Watch boasts both a sleek style with high quality, durable components all while maintaining enormous comfortability.

There ARE cheaper, knock-off versions of the Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker Watch, such as the Wesoo K1 Fitness Watch ($29.99) and the Juboury Fitness Tracker ($34.99), but I can tell you… you get what you pay for.

All of these cheaper brands look and function just that… cheap. So… if reliable stats, eye-catching style and durability are important to you, I wouldn’t suggest throwing your hard-earned money away on these no-name products.

Instead,… invest it towards the Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker Watch. Trust me… this product definitely provides the most efficient function at a hard-to-beat price.

A little note… While heart rate tracking is important to some, the Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker watch does NOT include this feature. However, there is the Fitbit Alta HR Fitness Tracker Watch that DOES provide this commodity. This watch hosts all the above-mentioned attributes along with heart rate tracking at a total cost of $129.

You can purchase the Fitbit Alta HR Fitness Tracker Watch (WITH HEART RATE MONITORING) by clicking HERE now!!!

Whether your special someone is an exercise advocate who will fully utilize every minute feature OR a more sedentary individual who will get the most out of reading simple stats and enjoy the phone notifications feature, the Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker Watch is one of the most unique gifts that is sure to be treasured by your loved one. I mean… it IS the gift of health!

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7. Sharper Image Rechargeable Heated Slippers

Price: $139.99

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Yep… you read right! There IS such a thing as rechargeable heated slippers AND your loved one can wear them both indoors and outdoors… is that not AMAZING?

EVERYBODY knows of SOMEONE that constantly complains of cold feet, right?

Well… the Sharper Image Rechargeable Heated Slippers is the PERFECT solution and a truly unique gift for that special someone.

Sharper Image truly outdid itself with its release of their rechargeable heated slipper.

Prior to finding this particular product, I had searched for a pair of heated slippers only toPICTURE OF WORDS SHARPER IMAGE IS THE BEST find one of two things… either the reviews told of safety hazards including cheaply made products that would cause actual skin burns (and even showed pictures of this) OR the product plugged into a USB port and didn’t truly allow the freedom of movement.

While these products were about half the price of the Sharper Image Rechargeable Heated Slippers, they were NOT even remotely practical and definitely NOT something that I would ever want to recommend to my readers. Let’s face it… NOBODY wants to get burned (in a literal sense)!

The Sharper Image Rechargeable Heated Slippers excel above its competition in many ways which is why it is on my list of unique gifts for your loved one.

With a versatile, unisex design for both comfort and indoor/outdoor use, this product is like none other.

Composed primarily by luxurious suede and polyester with convenient velcro-enclosed pockets to firmly secure the batteries in place, all-day comfort is guaranteed via the incorporation of a memory foam footbed.


With a ripstop nylon upper shell and a rubber sole, your loved one can venture anywhere they would like without having to worry about both safety hazards or ruining their newfound love… their Sharper Image Rechargeable Heated Slippers!

Providing up to 5 hours of tranquilizing heat on a full charge, your special someone can simply press a color-coded LED button and choose BLUE (low heat: 104 degrees Fahrenheit), GREEN (medium heat: 113 degrees Fahrenheit) or RED (high heat: 122 degrees Fahrenheit).

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How does this soothing product charge? Very simply! Your special someone just plugs the charger into an AC outlet and waits for the LED charge indicator light to turn from red, which means charging, to green.


The Sharper Image Rechargeable Heated Slippers are available in sizes S, M, L, XL and XXL to ensure that your special someone achieves the perfect fit. I have included the sizing recommendations below.

        • Small: Women’s shoe size 5/6
        • Medium: Women’s shoe size 7/8, Men’s shoe size 6/7
        • Large: Women’s shoe size 9/10, Men’s shoe size 8/9
        • XL: Women’s shoe size 11/12, Men’s shoe size 10/11
        • XXL: Men’s shoe size 12/13

Need I say anything more?

Can you see why this particular product made my top recommended list of unique gifts?

With the Sharper Image Rechargeable Heated Slippers, your loved one will truly feel extra special. So… go ahead! Don’t wait… give them the gift of warm feet! You definitely won’t regret it!

Purchase your Sharper Image Rechargeable Heated Slippers by clicking HERE now!!!


8. Belmint Shiatsu Foot Massager

Price: $139.99

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How does a nice foot massage sound after a hard day’s work?

The Belmint Shiatsu Foot Massager is one of the unique gifts that stands the test of time!

If a foot bath, as recommended above, isn’t your idea of a perfect spa experience, then give this gift of love… a never-ending foot massage! ((:

With the Belmint Shiatsu Foot Massager, your loved one can come home to a nice, tailored, deep-tissue foot massage that will provide the benefits of increased circulation and healing.

Your loved one will feel as though a massage therapist is living right there in their home… at their beck-and-call!

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Not only will that special person escape into a tranquil world of relaxation, but they will soothe and rejuvenate their sore and tired feet.

The Belmint Shiatsu Foot Massager takes pride in its distinctive deep-kneading, rotating massage nodes that work harmonically to alleviate stubborn knots, tension, chronic pain and other aches that is resultant from the abuse we instill upon our feet on a daily basis.

You know that when your feet are cold… your whole body is cold, right? PICTURE OF BURNING FIRE

Well… as if the massage isn’t enough, the Belmint Shiatsu Foot Massager also designed a built-in heating unit into this sensational apparatus to address just that. Genius!

Whether your loved one wants to indulge on the couch at home or enjoy a little regeneration at the office, all they have to do is remove their shoes and select the level of massage and/or heat as desired. Then… it’s off to their secret place of tranquility.

With thousands of positive reviews and a strong, reputable brand like Belmint, this is truly a gift that will be treasured. As they say, “the gift of massage is the greatest gift of all”.

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Work in progress so… check back… there are more unique gifts to come!!!

I sincerely hope that you have benefited from the unique gifts that I have listed above AND have found THE PERFECT GIFT for your special someone!

If you have some truly unique gifts that you feel deserve a spot on my list OR if you have some experience with any of the unique gifts listed above, please feel free to comment below!

REVITIVE Circulation Booster Reviews

As a podiatric physician, I often see many devastating complications resulting from decreased circulation.

When my patients ask me what they can do to help increase the circulation to their feet and legs, it thrills me knowing that they are taking a pro-active approach to their health.

This, in turn, led me to research devices called circulation boosters.

In doing so, there wasPicture of Revitive Circulation Booster one device that clearly stood above all the others in increasing circulation to the lower extremity… The REVITIVE Circulation Booster.

After seeing the results that my personal patients obtained from utilizing the REVITIVE Circulation Booster, I am here to prevent you from throwing away your hard-earned money on devices that simply just don’t help.

Below, I have provided my own review of as well as the reviews of many individuals who have personal experience with The REVITIVE Circulation Booster.


Prior to you reading the reviews of the REVITIVE Circulation Booster, I feel it necessary (for completeness’ sake) for a quick tour of our circulatory system so that you can better understand just how a circulation booster can help.

A Brief Review of our Circulatory System

Our circulatory system is responsible for sending blood, containing oxygen and nutrients,Picture of Blood Flow for Revitive Circulation Booster Reviews throughout our bodies.

The adequate functioning of this system is vital to maintain a well-functioning, pain free body for happy, healthy living.

Sometimes, individuals experience decreased blood circulation, especially in our feet and legs.

This can be a very serious problem.

This means the blood flow to a particular part of your body is reduced. Hence, we term this poor or reduced circulation.

PICTURE OF ANIMATED LEG WITH POOR BLOOD CIRCULATIONBecause our legs and feet are farthest from the heart along with the fact that de-oxygenated blood returning to our heart must travel against gravity, we find the condition of reduced circulation to be most prevalent in the feet.

The causes of decreased blood flow can be numerous and can include serious health conditions such as diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, heart conditions and arterial disease just to name a few.

However, in the absence of correlating health conditions, the primary cause of poor circulation is simply a lack of exercise with age and diet following.

Some of the most common symptoms that you may experience when you have decreased circulation include pain in the feet and legs, tired, aching feet and legs, muscle cramps, swelling, cold feet and toes, a generalized weakness and tingling and numbness.

In addition, poor circulation can inhibit disorders of the feet from healing properly.

SomePicture of Thick Toenails conditions that may heal inadequately due to decreased blood flow include ulcers (sores) on the feet, Athlete’s Foot and toenail fungus. The blood flow just isn’t there!

For individuals that encounter non-health related poor circulation, and whom are looking to increase blood flow to the feet and legs, there are many remedies to consider.

Historically, walking, massage, herbs and some other natural options deemed to be fairly effective.

But… one relatively new remedy to amp up circulation has hit the market… it is called a circulation booster!

What Is a Circulation Booster? – Can It Really Help?

A circulation booster is a machine devised to stimulate muscles of the lower extremity of your body thereby aiding blood flow to the feet and legs.

The right machine can definitely help get your blood pumping.

This, in turn, can diminishPICTURE OF INCREASED BLOOD FLOW the tired, aching feet and legs, cramping, coldness and the many other symptoms that often accompany reduced circulation.

I will tell you with my own review plus a small section of reviews from customers, why the REVITIVE Circulation Booster is a step above all others.

If you experience symptoms of poor circulation for the first time, you should definitely visit and discuss this with your doctor.

However, if no medical condition exists, you will be informed to increase exercise in order to aid the pumping of blood in your lower extremity.

This is where a circulation booster can help.

The right circulation booster should improve circulation in order to strengthen your leg muscles thereby relieving your aches and pains.

Below, you will find my personal review as well as reviews from independent users for the REVITIVE Circulation Booster.

I routinely recommend this particular product to my patients with outstanding results!

REVITIVE Circulation Booster Reviews

Product: REVITIVE Circulation BoosterPicture of Revitive Circulation Booster

Price: $285.96

Cheapest Place to Buy:

Size: 15.6 X 3.8 X 14.6 inches

Weight: 5.4 pounds

Batteries: Two AAA Batteries Required (Included)

Guarantee: 60 day refund policy and 2-year warranty

My Rating: 9.4 out of 10


REVITIVE Circulation Booster – What Is It?

The REVITIVE Circulation Booster is exactly what it sounds like… a machine designed to “boost” or increase circulation to your feet and lower legs.

This product is a state-of-the-art device created by one of the most well-known names in its industry… REVITIVE. In fact, REVITIVE was actually the original creator of any “circulation booster”.

With over 1,000,000 purchases and reviews “off-the-charts”, the REVITIVE Circulation Booster is a scientifically tested, drug-free, FDA-cleared medical device that claims to improve the flow of blood to your legs and feet by more than 50%.


In a sense, utilization of this machine provides the benefits of physiotherapy within your own home or office via combating some negative symptoms associated with poor blood circulation such as discomfort, tiredness, cramping, swelling and aching feet and legs just to name a few.

How Does the REVITIVE Circulation Booster Work?

The REVITIVE Circulation Booster utilizes EMS – Electrical Muscle Stimulation – TechnologyPicture of Revitive circulation booster increasing circulation in order to improve blood flow to the legs and feet.

This machine is designed to combat a sedentary lifestyle as well as the gravitational influence of our blood flow.

How does it do this?

Let’s get a little scientific…

The EMS is elicited by electrical pulses, or impulses, that mimic the action sent from your central nervous system and stimulate nerve endings in your feet which travel up your legs thereby causing your muscles to contract.

When your muscles contract, or move, blood flow is stimulated.

I have included the video below to try and help you understand exactly how this works.

Some refer to the action of the REVITIVE Circulation Booster as acting as a “second heartbeat” within the lower extremity as it aids in moving the blood back up towards the main body and increases blood flow.


What Features are included within the REVITIVE Circulation Booster?

While there are many great features included within many of the circulation boosters on the market today, the REVITIVE Circulation Booster stands above others and offers a fully customizable approach for its users offering the following features.

  • 99 Intensity Levels.

Because everybody is different, this circulation booster has numerous sensitivity settings.PICTURE OF INTENSITY OF REVITIVE CIRCULATION BOOSTER Users can experiment with multiple settings and find what is most comfortable to them and what achieves their desired results.

In order to fit multiple individual needs, you can choose among 99 different intensity levels in order to add just the right amount of pressure for your feet and legs.

The idea is to increase the intensity slowly until you can see or feel your calf muscles begin to contract. This phenomenon will occur at different levels for different users.

You may also see that as you use this product, your desired intensity level may slowly change.

  • 15 Stimulation Waveforms.

In addition to customizing the intensity level, you can also choose among 15 different PICTURE OF REVITIVE CIRCULATION BOOSTERWidepulse Waveform options. This is a unique patent-pending feature of the REVITIVE Circulation Booster.

Why is this important? Simple.

This feature prevents your muscles from adapting to the same repetitive motion and becoming complacent.

In a sense, it keeps your body guessing and working to achieve improved blood flow.

  • IsorRocker System.

The unique feature of the 20 degree “IsoRocker” System allows your ankle joints to gently and involuntarily rock back and forth throughout the stimulation of muscle contractions.

This provides a heel-toe movement that further increases blood flow throughout the foot and ankle along with increasing the comfort factor throughout the treatment.

  • Remote Control.

For ease of use and to prevent the user from having to bend towards their feet, the manufacturer also includes a remote control.

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How Do You Use the REVITIVE Circulation Booster? – Is It Hard to Set Up and Work?

This particular circulation booster is very easy to set up and will have you “boosting your circulation” in no time.

You simply follow the simple steps outlined below and you are on your way to better circulatory health.

1. Place the unit on the floor. You can use this device literally anywhere with cordless freedom.

2. Place your bare feet on the market foot pads. This is the area that the electrical pulses will work to stimulate your nerves and result in pulsed contractions of the feet and lower legs.

3. Choose your intensity level. There are 99 different levels of intensity to choose from.

4. Choose your stimulation waveform. There are 15 different Widepulse waveform options.

5. Relax for the next 20-30 minutes while the machine does its job! You can enjoy a good book or watch some TV.


How Will I Benefit from the REVITIVE Circulation Booster – What Can I Expect?

Why should you invest in the REVITIVE Circulation Booster?

This is a question that I get often. The answer is simple.

Are suffering from any of the following:

  • tired, achy, swollen feet,
  • cold feet,
  • toenail fungus or foot fungus that just won’t heel or
  • numbness and tingling in your legs and feet

Guess what? You will definitely benefit from the REVITIVE Circulation Booster.CALL TO ACTION FOR REVITIVE CIRCULATION BOOSTER

Increased circulation, or blood flow, can easily eliminate these symptoms and provide you with increased comfort.

I trust my patients and… believe me, I hear a LOT of feedback from my patients on the products that I recommend to them.

Most seem to experience a pleasant tingling sensation upon initial use of the REVITIVE Circulation Booster followed by a reported reduction in aches and pains, improved circulatory function and decreased swelling.

I have included some statements from individuals, just like you, that have invested in the REVITIVE Circulation Booster.

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Who Should NOT Use the REVITIVE Circulation Booster?

While the REVITIVE Circulation Booster is completely safe for most, there are a minute population of individuals whom should NOT use this device.

The situations in which the REVITIVE Circulation Booster is contraindicated (should NOT be used) include the following:

    • Presence of a cardiac pacemaker
    • Presence of an implanted defibrillator
    • Presence of any implanted electronic device
    • Presence of a metallic implant
    • Symptoms of a DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis/blood clot)
    • Pregnancy

Advantages & Disadvantages of the REVITIVE Circulation Booster

While the reviews for the REVITIVE Circulation Booster are jaw-dropping, there ARE other circulation boosters on the market.PICTURE OF AN EXCITED PERSON

Even though my personal patients rant-and-rave over their success with this particular device, in fairness sake, I must be careful to weigh this device among its competitors.

I mean… this is one of the most expensive devices in its industry.

With that being said, I would like to point out the advantages and disadvantages that I see pertaining to the REVITIVE Circulation Booster.

It IS an investment and you should be certain that this is the right solution for you and meets your individual needs prior to making the purchase.


    • Recognition by the FDA as a Class 2 Medical Device
    • The use of innovative technology to optimize enhanced circulation
    • 99 speed/intensity variations
    • 15 wavelength variants
    • 60-day refund policy and 2-year warranty


    • Expense… One of the most expensive on the market

The Results… Is the REVITIVE Circulation Booster Worth It? Absolutely!

If you weight the advantages and disadvantages of the REVITIVE Circulation Booster, youPicture of Thumbs Up will find that the added product features and advancements that this product prides itself in justifies its price.

The REVITIVE Circulation Booster is a product that through both studies AND patient testimonies has proven itself time and again to really do what it says… boost the circulation in your feet and legs.

If this is what you are looking to achieve then look no further… you have found the BEST Circulation booster… the REVITIVE!

Whether you are looking to improve your own health or that of a loved one, give the gift that will provide results… GIVE THE REVITIVE CIRCULATION BOOSTER!



I hope that you have enjoyed this review of the REVITIVE Circulation Booster and that it has fueled you with the knowledge necessary to make an informed purchase.

As with any of my reviews, I look forward to hearing your comments and questions AND your owns reviews of this product in the comments section below!


Dr. Misty

Podiatric Physician and Owner of