shinfinTM fins give Sharman mobility benefits for Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus issues with her hip, because they enable her to swim smoothly. They increase her mobility, help her stay agile and also assist with weight loss.
Sharman’s review from Kensington, USA
“I love my fins. Actually notice the difference with my leg and hip. I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus type issues with my hip. Swimming is what I do to stay agile and to increase and maintain my mobility as well as weight. I still glided through the water like a mermaid! Great product and I own it!”
Sharman’s review: Fin mobility benefits for Rheumatoid Arthritis & Lupus in hip
“Received my fins and got to try them this evening. I love them! Plan on practicing more. Still don’t have them settled on my feet quite well enough but I still glided through the water like a mermaid!”
Great to hear this Sharman, we get a lot of fantastic feedback like this. Experiment with the positioning on your leg, following the tips, and you should quickly find the best position for you. All the best and please keep in touch.
“I love my fins. Actually notice the difference with my leg and hip. I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus type issues with my hip. Swimming is what I do to stay agile and to increase and maintain my mobility as well as weight.”
“The fins are great! Have to consider wearing socks though. Despite the flexibility of the material and my bruising easily I do experience irritation on the ankle. Maybe a consideration in future design. Thanks for your email. I am definitely spreading the word at my health club! Happy Finning!”
I’m glad you love your fins and are noticing the difference with your hip and leg. I’m sorry about the irritation on your ankle. The fins should just lay softly along your foot during the down kick (so you hardly notice it). So I suggest trying the fins a little higher up your leg to stop them hitting the top of your foot on the down-kick.
Are your feet and ankles flexible enough to point your toes reasonably well? Swimmers often do stretches to improve their toe pointing, so you might like to try this too.
Petroleum jelly (Vaseline) might help reduce the rubbing. Swimmers use that quite a lot with foot flippers. Another alternative is to use an old sock as you mention. You can cut the foot off it so it just goes underneath the part of the strap that is rubbing. You can also get thin wetsuit socks. I hope this helps you.
“Thanks for the suggestions. Great ideas, especially the jelly. Of course you can use my messages. Great product and I own it!”
You’re very welcome Sharman and thank you for your kind permission. Personal recommendation is very important to get a new product like this going, so I really appreciate it and the shinfinTM word is spreading well.
If you have mobility issues in your legs, hips or upper body, such as Rheumatoid Arthritis or Lupus, shinfinTM fins can give you mobility benefits. Helping you to swim more smoothly, they increase your mobility and agility. Here is another review about them improving your kick.