Orthotics, refers to any device inserted into a shoe like insoles. Over the counter insoles may help people with mild symptoms but will not help aliviate a wide range of symptoms. Custom made Orthotics are manufactured specifically to your individual prescription to conform to your own Foot's structuer and provide support where it's needed. Generally they are designed to correct an abnormal or irregular, biomechanic pattern. Sometimes called arch supports, orthotics allow people to stand, walk, and run more efficiently and comfortably.
They will not only help your feet but also correct the alignment of your ankle, knee and leg, which reduces stress on your joints and relieves pain. There are different types of orthotics and materials range from flexible, rigid, semi-flexible. These materials will provide the firmness required. Some of the conditions that orthotics help with, includes:
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Orthopeadic shoes help in providing relief for painful foot problems or an injury, especially for individuals whom must walk, or stand excessively on the job or in every day activities. By providing support to the structure this product reduces muscular fatigue and helps to promote more efficient muscle performance thus enhancing performance.
We offer orthopedic shoes in different styles and brands; these are generally covered by most Insurance providers as proper orthopedic footwear that meets their criteria.
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An orthopedic mattress is a product designed to support the musculoskeletal system. Orthopaedic mattresses have been made to solve issues one might experience with a bad back or joints by providing a firm mattress which offers targeted, tailored support.
Orthopaedic mattresses are extra firm. They are designed to provide you with maximum support throughout the night, gently supporting your back and joints to minimise aches and pains. The firm support distributes your body weight to alleviate stress on the spine, relieving painful pressure points, and helping to maintain natural alignment of the spine.
Mattress manufacturers offer different designs, sizes and features of orthopedic mattresses. Memory foam, coil-sprung and pocket-sprung are some of the materials used to create this product according to the needs of the individual. Studies have shown that a mattress's supportive quality begins to denigrate after 7 years. At 8 years point a new mattress is essential for reperative sleep.
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Compression stockings, or vascular compression garments are designed to assist in vascular flow of the lower extremities by squeezing fluids in the tissues back into the circulatory system and help veins in returning blood back to the heart.
Unlike traditional dress or athletic stockings and socks, compression stockings use stronger elastics to create significant pressure on the legs, ankles and feet. These medical devices are recommended for individuals with mild swelling, varicose veins or even tired legs. People who sit for prolonged times such as air travelers, or who are on their feet for extended periods such as nurses will find confort with constant use of these stockings.
There are different lengths and each has a different purpose. Knee-high compression stockings are used not only to help increase circulation, but also to help prevent the formation of blood clots in the lower legs. They also contribute during the treatment of ulcers of the lower legs.
Common symptoms that compression stockings are recommended for are:
Compression stockings are offered in different levels of compression. The unit of measure used to classify the pressure of the stockings is mmHg. Over-the-counter support is available in 10-15 or 15-20 mmHg. Higher pressure stockings require a prescription and a trained fitter. These higher pressures range from 20-30 mmHg to 50+ mmHg.
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Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS or TNS) is the use of electric current produced by a device to stimulate the nerves for therapeutic purposes. The machine is attached to the skin with the help of two or more electrodes. A typical battery-operated TENS unit is able to modulate pulse width, frequency and intensity.
TENS machine is used as an alternative to medication and in conjuction with other treatments like chiropractic therapy and physiotherapy. The electrical pulses are transmitted to the body, like little electric shocks which helps to ease pain in some people with certain types of pain. Typically, a machine would be used for 15-20 minutes per session, several times per day.
TENS machines are most commonly used for people with musculoskeletal pain, such as long-term (chronic) back pain or knee joint arthritis. They are also often used for pain relief in the early stages of labour, particularly whilst a pregnant woman remains at home. Other less common uses include migraine headaches, period pains, sports injuries and sometimes (quite rarely) non-painful conditions such as tiredness, insomnia or dementia.
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