Category Archives for "Medical"

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 [Ranked]

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 [Ranked]

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 [Ranked]

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 (Source).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 [Ranked]

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, the […]

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The 5 Best FAR Infrared Crystal Healing Mats [Ranked]

FAR Infrared Crystal Healing Mats

Infrared crystal bio mats are negative ion and infrared heat ray treatment systems that emit negative ions (Source). They are basically a combination of crystal, negative ion, and infrared healing (Source). How crystal healing works: proponents of crystal healing believe that the crystals are conduits for healing that enable positive, healing energy to flow into the body […]

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The 5 Best Oxygen Cylinder Carts Reviewed

Oxygen Cylinder Carts

Oxygen carts, also known as cylinder carts, are designed to transport life-sustaining oxygen cylinders and canisters from one area to another. If you or a loved one depend on an oxygen tank, you are well aware of how cumbersome it can be to carry them in a bag or by hand.  Purchasing a rolling oxygen cart, […]

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The 5 Best Wheelchair Threshold Ramps [Ranked]

Wheelchair Treshold Ramps

Threshold ramps are great ways to provide safe passage through doorways, sliding glass doors, and over raised landings and various indoor/outdoor drop offs. They are designed to be used by individuals in wheelchairs, power scooters or those using walkers, rollators, canes as well as for general foot traffic.Differences?Some like the EZ-Access rubber ramp is made out […]

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The Hugo Elite Rollator Walker Review

Hugo Elite Rollator Walker Review

The Hugo Elite Rollator Walker is designed by Hugo Mobility and is one of their more high-end product offerings. It features 8-inch wheels, an 18 lb frame, height adjustable handles that can accommodate people as short as 4’3″ and as tall as 6’2″. Its open dimensions are 27.5″ x 24″ x 30″ and it’s folded dimensions […]

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