Archive for the ‘knee pain’ Category

Gaitors 3/4 Length Arch Support

October 28, 2008

Tuli’s Gaitors 3/4 Length Arch Support are designed to provide superior shock absorption, arch support and comfort for your feet. Gaitors incorporate Tuli’s successfully patented waffle design which most effectively duplicates nature’s own shock absorbing system in the feet. The combination of modern materials allows Gaitors to provide a lightweight, yet highly effective shock absorber. Revolutionary new technology offers an ultra thin carbon fiber arch support which will provide long-lasting relief and comfort.

Tuli’s offer instant relief from:

  • Tired, burning, aching feet, legs and back
  • Painful heels and heel spurs
  • Nagging backache and neckache
  • Shin splint and arthritic joints

Tuli’s GAITORS 3/4 Length Arch Support sold at MedEx01.com

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Bauerfeind ViscoPed Shock Reducing Insoles – Latex Free

October 8, 2008

The ViscoPed insole from Bauerfeind is the original full-length insole designed to aid in targeted relief of metatarsal pain (pain under the ball of the foot), tired, aching feet, sore knee joints and back pain. ViscoPed does not contain latex.

Viscoped Advantages

  • Full-length viscoelastic insoles incorporating areas of softer density in the heel and metatarsal region
  • Raised metatarsal pad aids in desired realignment of metatarsal heads
  • Slight contouring of the arch for gentle support
  • Provides shock load reduction throughout the entire length of the insole
  • Ventilation holes allow for air circulation to combat heat build-up
  • Five sizes may be easily trimmed for optimum fit
  • Always available in pairs to prevent leg length discrepancies, Viscoped may be easily converted from one shoe to the next
  • Viscoelastic medical-grade silicone provides peak shock load reduction to ankle, knee and hip joints

Viscoped can be used to treat:

  • Metatarsalgia- A general term for irritation of the metatarsals; aching pain in the metatarsal bones of the foot result from anatomical changes in their alignment.
  • Fat pad atrophy- Also known by “thinning of the fat pad”, this condition is characterized by a decrease in the size, or wasting away of the layer of body fat that is normally present to protect the metatarsal phalangeal heads; can also occur in the heel.
  • Foot pain (plantar pain) * Pressure redistribution
  • Diabetic foot- Frequently results from neuropathy, or nerve damage, in the feet which can lead to a dulling or loss of sensation, making one unable to feel pain, heat or cold; Viscoped should be worn only in non-ulcerative conditions.
  • Morton’s neuroma- An irritation that is caused by compression of a branch of the plantar nerve between the heads of the metatarsal bones and sometimes occurs when the second toe is larger than the big toe.
  • Back and joint pain
  • Hyperkerastosis- Thickening of the outer layer of skin. It may occur as an inherited disorder, affecting the soles of the feet.
  • Splayfoot- A condition in which the feet are abnormally flattened out.
  • Forefoot and toe deformitiesBauerfeind

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Reclined Hamstring Stretch

January 13, 2008

The hamstring stretches done while lying on the back are gentler and place less stress on the back than those done while sitting. Depending on a person’s specific medical condition and level of pain, the lying down position may be preferable and comfortable. In particular, a person with low back pain should choose whichever position is most tolerable for their back while still giving a gentle stretch.

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Prescription for Tight Hamstrings

January 13, 2008

Working like a personal trainer, the patented Hamstring Stretch-Rx puts the athlete or patient in complete control of their hamstring stretch.

The superior supine (back lying) positioning isolates hamstring muscles for optimal stretching while preventing injury by protecting the low back.

Hamstring Stretch-Rx  is light, portable and convenient for use at home as well as travel yet durable enough to be used in the clinic or training room.
 

The unique handle with its rapid line-length adjustment and release lever allows for dramatically increased flexibility (range of motion) improvement. In addition, contract-relax and hold-relax routines formerly requiring assistance of a therapist or trainer can now be done independently to further enhance flexibility.

Includes exercise guide designed by a physical therapist and comes with a drawstring bag for easy transport.

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Trigger Points Can Occur in any Muscle

December 17, 2007

Trigger points can occur in any muscle. Remember that every person is unique, and that you are the best judge of your pain and discomfort. Regular use of The Original Backnobber II tool can help you better understand the source and nature of such problems and can be an exceptionally valuable aid in your pursuit of a healthy, pain free lifestyle. The guidelines listed below can be followed when using The Original Backnobber II tool on any muscle in the body.1– Isolate a trigger point by pressing firmly with your fingertips or The Original Backnobber II tool over a specific part of the neck, shoulders, upper, middle or lower back, buttocks or thighs.2- When you feel a hard knot (like a lump) or soreness, apply pressure to determine the level of tenderness in the area. Some sensation of pain is to be expected from the pressure; although for many people, this sensation is quite pleasurable and satisfying. Experiment to determine a tolerable level of pressure.3Once you have located the trigger point and know how it feels, you’re ready to begin using The Original Backnobber II tool. As you become more accustomed to detecting trigger points on your body and how to apply pressure, you can begin immediately with The Original Backnobber II tool instead of performing the preliminary search.

4- The Original Backnobber II tool can be hooked over the shoulder or under the arm. Apply direct, steady, pressure to the trigger point in the muscle.
5- Pressure preferences vary widely among professionals and patients alike, but for many, pressure can be effectively applied for between 5 and 30 seconds. It often takes time for muscles to begin to “trust” the pressure, so the first 20 seconds may be a mere beginning. In general it is best to start slowly and gradually increase pressure as desired following your own best intuition and feelings.6- Apply pressure firmly to the affected muscle. Move along the muscle band at one-inch intervals. Stop and apply longer or deeper pressure to any knots or lumps as you work. Although almost any pressure on a muscle will usually have some releasing effect, it is best to apply pressure along the entire muscle from one end to the other, in approximately one inch intervals, and then stretch before moving onto another area.

7– Harmony and balance between both sides of the body are vital to achieving proper posture and function. It is best to work both sides of the body, just in case any pain is referred to the other side after being “detriggered.”

8- Remember to breathe! Sit back, relax and take some deep breathes both before, during and after using The Original Backnobber II tool.


9– Specific concentration on breathing can enhance the desired results of the trigger point technique. Take a deep breath and begin applying pressure as you exhale. Continue deep breathing as you perform this trigger point technique.

10- In addition to using The Original Backnobber II tool, paying attention to healthy lifestyle habits may also produce noticeable and desired results. Drink plenty of water, participate in physical activity at least 30 minutes a day, eat properly and get plenty of sleep. As you notice improvement in function and movement, you may also find yourself relaxing and enjoying life more than ever before!The Original Backnobber II tool is a wonderful gift. It is on Sale at Medex01.com for $37.66

Soft Knee Braces have great Support Benefits

October 25, 2007

Soft braces or “sleeves” are made of stretchable material such as synthetic cloth material or neoprene. Soft braces are designed to be either pulled up to fit around the knee or strapped into place using velcro or another similar method.

Soft braces have the benefits of being easy to use and easy to care for. They function by giving the knee a small amount of support. This support may be more of a function of proprioceptors (nerves that provide feedback as to orientation in space) around the knee than it is of actual knee stabilization since cloth or neoprene are not stiff enough to restrict motion.

Neoprene material is known to provide the highest heat retention and insulation of any material. Unlike elastic braces which can stretch only in two directions, neoprene braces can stretch in four. Neoprene’s unique characteristics allow it to support your knee without bunching up and maintains its shape. Neoprene usually lasts longer than standard elastic braces. Many athletes use this type of brace in cold weather sports, such as skiing and ice skating.

Dr. Robert Molloy, an orthopedic surgeon at Cleveland Clinic, said a knee brace is a device that is worn around the knee to provide support and reduce excessive loading on a damaged joint. The simplest type of brace is a one-piece sleeve made of an elastic rubber — neoprene — that fits snugly around the knee area, which is available at Medex01.com.

Some of the goals of the Ace Neoprene Knee Brace are :

Increase activity
Stabilize kneecap
Decrease anti-inflammatory medications
Decrease pain symptoms
Improve knee function
Provide warmth to knee
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Therma Moist Heating Pad by Drive

October 10, 2007

 

The Therma Moist Heating Pad requires no water to be added, as an outer flannel cover draws and retains humidity from the air. As the heating pad warms, the moisture is released from the flannel cover and onto the treated area. The heating pad is ideal for the treatment of arthritis, back pain, sprains and strains, muscle soreness, neck pain, headaches and sports injuries.

To clean, remove cover from heating pad. Machine or hand wash. Use mild detergent in cool water. Hang to dry or use set on cool gentle cycle in dryer.

Features:

* The positioning strap with Velcro-type closure ensures a secure, proper fit for maximum treatment

* The easy to use hand control features four heat settings and four time settings (Heat settings: 115/130/150/165 degrees Fahrenheit, 45/55/65/75 Celsius – Time settings: 15/30/45/60 minutes)

* Moist heat therapy is more effective than dry heat because moisture transmits heat more efficiently than air

* The heating pad will automatically shut off after treatment

* Three sizes are available to provide added convenience

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The Joymain Far Infrared Knee Braces

June 5, 2007

Joymain Far Infrared therapeutic knee braces can improve blood micro circulation to the knee helping those with knee-joint pain. The far infrared knee braces can be worn all day to provide medium compression to relieve pain and discomfort to help with conditions such as Arthritis, Bursitis, Fibromyalgia, leg cramps, ligament sprains, Meniscus injury, Myositis, Patella Tendonitis, Rheumatic pain, and sports injury.

All Joymain Far Infrared therapeutic products are rich in far infrared elements which can absorb and reflect the far infrared rays of 8-14 microns wavelengths effectively.

Joymain Far Infrared products can help improve micro circulation,remove blood stasis, ease pain, suppress bacteria, diminish inflammation, raise temperature and help the body keep warm more effectively. Use Joymain products to provide non-invasive, non-addictive pain relief with no side effects.

Joymain Far Infrared knee braces are made of 50% cotton and 50% far-infrared polyester and come in hemp-grey. The knee braces are available in two sizes, one for knees with a circumference of 12 – 18 inches and one for knees with a circumference of 15-20 inches. Knee braces are hand washable.

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Therma-Wrap for Hot and Cold Therapy Use

June 5, 2007

Available for the hand, ankle/elbow, knee, back and shoulder, the Therma-Wrap provides hot or cold therapy for the relief of pain associated with sprains, strains, and other injuries.
Therma-Wrap comes equipped with pockets designed to hold our FlexiPAC for either hot or cold therapy. Easy to use, simply Microwave in a microwave safe container with water just covering the FlexiPac for soothing heat therapy or store in the freezer for cold therapy.

FlexiPACs included, but you will want extra inserts for continuous treatment. Extra FlexiPACs are also available at an additional cost.

Ankle/Elbow: The Ankle/Elbow wrap is multi-functional. As an ankle wrap it is perfect for helping relieve pain in and around the ankle due to arthritis and acute or chronic ankle sprain. As common as ankle sprains have become in sports like Soccer, this pack is a must for every team trainer. When applied to the elbow, the wrap provides relief of elbow pain, tennis elbow, golfers elbow, elbow tendonitis and elbow arthritis. Includes two FlexiPac Hot/Cold Compresses, for continuous heat and cold therapy.

Knee: The Knee Wrap applies heat or cold therapy to the knee to relieve pain from knee arthritis, meniscus tears or ligament damage such as an ACL injury. Works great for chronic knee sufferers. Includes two FlexiPac Hot/Cold Compresses, for continuous heat and cold therapy, order extra 5″ x 10″ FlexiPACs.

Back: Ice and heat therapy have been proven to help relieve pain in the back due to arthritis, disc problems and muscle aches from overuse or injury. Includes three FlexiPac Hot/Cold Compresses, for continuous heat and cold therapy, order extra 5″ x 10″ FlexiPACs.

Shoulder: The hot/cold shoulder wrap is great for helping relieve pain from injured rotator cuff muscles, shoulder arthritis and acute injuries to the shoulder. Perfect for the athlete who throws repetitively, such as pitchers and quarterbacks. Includes three FlexiPac Hot/Cold Compresses, for continuous heat and cold therapy, order extra 5″ x 10″ FlexiPACs.

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Thera-Band Exercise Ball

May 13, 2007

                                      The exercise ball is a great tool for strengthening the abs, but it also helps you reach those hard-to-get-to muscles as well as improving your balance and overall coordination.

The numerous applications of the exercise ball follow a range of difficulty levels, and the benefits for back pain can be felt at each level. From merely sitting on the exercise ball to doing structured aerobic exercise routines, the basic support needed by the back and stomach muscles are the same.

For a person with low back pain, the exercise ball can be used for a variety of purposes. Some of the reasons the exercise ball is used are to learn proper posture, increase lumbar (low back) mobility, increase abdominal and back muscle strength, increase balance and stability as well as develop overall control and strength of the core body muscles.

As an introduction to exercising on the ball, it is often recommended that one simply sit on the exercise ball for 30 minutes a day and bounce lightly, continually finding and maintaining one’s balance on the ball.

Another recommended first step on the exercise ball is to find a neutral (lordotic) lumbar spine position. Slouch slightly on the exercise ball, rounding the lower and upper back. Begin bouncing lightly on the exercise ball.Allow the body to automatically find the straightened posture, which promote staying balanced while continuing to bounce on the exercise ball. This balanced position on the exercise ball is also referred to as the center of gravity, where the upper body is balanced on a stable pelvic base.Even a slight change in this neutral posture position will change the center of gravity and require a correction to stay on the exercise ball. The stomach muscles are required to work the whole time to keep this balanced, neutral posture.

Thera-Band Exercise Balls are inflatable balls used to strengthen muscles to improve posture and help prevent back pain. Each exercise ball comes with two plugs and an inflation adapter, along with the Thera-Band® Exercise Ball Guide Poster detailing 24 exercises. They are weight-tested to support 1,000 lbs. of static weight. Five sizes are provided to allow for user height variations.

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