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Plantar Fasciitis Pain Relief

March 26, 2013 @ 8:30 am posted by Brace and Support Help

Plantar Fasciitis Wrap

This plantar fasciitis wrap is a low-profile and comfortable alternative to wearing a big honking foot brace.  This wrap may not work for everyone, but this easy-to-wear foot positioning brace is worth trying.  Are you having trouble sleeping with your current night splint.  Give this little fella a try.

Plantar Fasciitis is caused by various reasons, but overuse, like strenuous exercise, is most common.  That is why athletes are prone to experiencing the heel and foot pain associated with plantar fasciitis.  Certain types of arthritis and diabetes are also common causes – prevalent among the elderly.  Flat feet, high arches, and even bad shoes can be culprits.

Rest, ice, and over the counter drugs like aspirin are common treatment options.  A shoe insert or orthotic can also help a great deal.  Another great remedy for relieving pain associated with plantar fasciitis is wearing a night splint while sleeping.

A night splint stretches the plantar fascia while sleeping.  The brace prevents the ligament from becoming tight.  It takes a few nights to get used to sleeping in the device, but the braces work.  No more drugs.  Ask your doctor if you are a candidate.

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Walking Boot

March 18, 2013 @ 1:13 am posted by Brace and Support Help

Walking Boot

Walking Boot

 

Walking boots are an alternative to foot casts and ankle casts worth considering.  These foot braces allow patients to walk much easier than a plaster or fiberglass cast.  They can also be removed for laundering, and  bathing.  Walking boots generally come in small through extra large sizes.  Sizing depends on shoe size.

Walking boots should have a rocker bottom to make walking easier, strong velcro to hold the foot brace in place, and a comfortable liner that can be easily washed.

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Pediatric Walking Boot

March 15, 2013 @ 1:45 am posted by Brace and Support Help
Pediatric Cast Alternative

Pediatric Cast Alternative

Many orthopedic clinics will try to fit children with adult extra small sized braces, splints, and walking boots.  They do this either to reduce inventory or because they don’t know where to order pediatric-sized braces from.

If your little one is about to come out of a cast, or if you’re looking for an alternative to a foot cast, the pediatric walking boot could be the answer.  If you’re not sure forward this post to your doctor.

A walking boot is a great alternative to a foot / ankle cast because it can be removed for bathing, it is easier to walk on, and it can be laundered.   This pediatric walker is $35.89 walking for individual orders.  If you are looking to stock these in your office or clinic please contact us for facility pricing.  info@heritage-medical.com

 

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Overdoor Pulley System

March 12, 2013 @ 2:46 am posted by Brace and Support Help

Over Door Pulley

The Rainer ROMer Reciprocal Pulley System helps with rehabilitation by increasing range of motion.  This rehabilitative device attaches to most doors with either a strap assembly or a metallic frame assembly.  “D” handles are a comfortable fit for most hands and the rope can be easily adjusted.  Watch the television, listen to the radio – exercise at home.  You will get out of your rehabilitation exactly what you put into it.

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Reciprocal Pulley System

March 9, 2013 @ 2:25 am posted by Brace and Support Help

Pulley System

The Sierra ROMer Reciprocal Pulley System is designed to assist in rehabilitation and increase range of motion.  This over the door pulley system is easy to use and easy to set up.  Just clip on most doors and start your your rehab.  This is an inexpensive and easy to use rehabilitation device.  It is up to you to get better.  Rubber handles make the crescent grips comfortable.  This pulley system is $19.99 and usually ships the same day it is ordered.

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Hip Spica

March 6, 2013 @ 2:38 am posted by Brace and Support Help

hip spica

This hip brace is designed as a compression dressing following hip surgery.  It fits either the right or left hip and eliminates the need for taping.  This hip spica is constructed of a poly/cotton Lycra material and allows quick access to the wound site.  Velcro closures allow this hip brace to be easily applied and removed.  This hip spica costs $32.95.

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Tennis Elbow Brace

March 3, 2013 @ 1:16 am posted by Brace and Support Help

tennis elbow brace

This tennis elbow brace is low profile, comfortable, and easy to wear.  It is important to wash a brace like this after every use.  Many tennis players keep their elbow brace in their bag of tennis gear without laundering them.  Ewwwww.  That’s like wearing the same pair of socks after every match or practice without washing them.  Tennis elbow braces should be washed in the sink with a mild detergent after each use.  Let them air dry.  Do not put neoprene braces in the washer or dryer.

This tennis elbow brace is made with neoprene and a comfortable pad.  The strap should be tightened until it is snug – not too tight.

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