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The 5 Best Sinus Rinse Kits [Ranked]

​Nasal irrigation kits are designed to relieve sinus congestion caused by sinusitis, allergies, cold and flu, dry air, work-place pollutants, hay fever, and more (Source). All without taking drugs with their undesirable side effects (Source). These nasal rinse systems are considered a safe and powerful means of cleaning out your nose- helping you sleep better at night, […]

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The 5 Best Dental Mouth Openers

Dental mouth openers have long been used as practical dental-care devices, useful for keeping the lips off of the teeth (Source).  They’re often employed in conjunction with teeth-whitening kits and for general home and professional dentistry uses.   They’ve recently gained internet notoriety because of the popular Watch Ya Mouth party game (Source).  The game pits players, […]

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The 5 Best Swivel Seats Reviewed

Swivel Seats

Swivel seat cushions work in cars (usually) or regular chairs, enabling users to perform 360 degree turns to facilitate transitions up to standing, or down to sitting positions (Drive Medical). These cushions help the elderly, the disabled, or those recovering from injuries to avoid painful and unhealthy back and hip motions by rotating to standing  (ActiveForever). Buying […]

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The 5 Best Post Op Cast Shoes

Post Op Cast Shoes

Post op cast shoes are a necessity whenever a professional athlete (such as a Basketball or Football player) or even just an everyday Joe suffers from a moderate-to-serious foot or ankle injury (such as a broken foot or ankle) that requires surgery. After the successful completion of said surgery and/or fitting of the cast, the person must […]

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The 5 Best Air Cushions Reviewed

Air Cushions

Air cushions provide inflatable seat padding for general comfort and more serious medical requirements (bedsores, sciatica, degenerative disc disorder etc.) (Source). The inflated cushion helps to distribute your weight across the surface of the air cells, alleviating pain, discomfort and skin breakdown. One high-end example is the the Roho cushion, which is built from clusters of small, […]

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The 5 Best Dysphagia Cups Reviewed

Dysphagia Cups

Adaptive drinking cups can help keep a loved one with a debilitating health problem, or someone who is simply weak with age, properly hydrated (EasierLiving). There are some different styles and designs to these adaptive drinking cups. Some have snorkel lids, some have weighted bases with wide-grip handles, and some include vents that help control the flow […]

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The 5 Best Metatarsal Pads Reviewed

Metatarsal Pads

Metatarsal pads (often called ‘met pads’) are shoe modification devices that can help relieve pressure from the metatarsal head (PubMed). These met pads are designed to shift pressure from your metatarsal head to the shaft of the metatarsal and surrounding tissue. This means that painful pressure is distributed more evenly, helping to decrease the experience of pressure at your […]

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The 5 Best Finger Exercisers Reviewed

Finger Exercisers

Finger exercisers are versatile hand-gripped finger strengtheners with five pistons that can be independently manipulated or locked into place to meet your needs (Source). They strengthen the fingers, hands, and even the forearms! They feature adjustable tension resistance for customized strengthening regimens. Their small size and inexpensive price makes them a handy tool to tote around, improving […]

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The 5 Best Leg Lifters Reviewed

Leg Lifters

Leg lifters are designed to help individuals lift their legs in and out of bed, while also providing support getting into wheelchairs, cars and even bathtubs. One of our favorites is the Norco (North Coast Medical) leg lifter. North Coast Medical says that is designed to help people who have had total hip replacement surgeries […]

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The 5 Best Blanket Support Lifts Reviewed

Blanket Support Lifts

Blanket lift bars fit between your box spring and mattress, lifting bedding off of your sensitive feet and legs (Source).  They will also adjust in height, accommodating  mattresses of different thicknesses. That said, there was one clear winner- the TFI blanket lift bar (Source). Unlike other blanket lift bars that are flimsy and don’t adjust high enough, […]

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