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Top 7 Knee Braces for Arthritis [FSA Approved Knee Braces]

There is a plethora of different knee braces for osteoarthritis to choose from, depending on the reason for using a knee brace. HPFY brings you a list of the top 7 knee braces for arthritis manufactured by leading names in the industry. Starting from a compression knee sleeves for pain to the best knee brace for runners with arthritis.

Knee Brace - Pain Relief and Protection all in One!

Knee is the most supportive part of the body and is known to take up to 80% of the body weight. Since it supports maximum of the body weight, it is at a high risk of getting injured due to sports and other vigorous activities.

Jumper’s Knee – The Symptoms And Treatment

An inflammatory condition, jumper’s knee is common among athletes involved in jumping and landing activities. R.I.C.E. is most recommended treatment for it.

Curving the Foot - A Brief Guide to Treating Flat Foot

Flat foot is a deformity of the foot which is also called pes planus or fallen arch. It is a postural deformity in which the arches of the foot collapse, with the entire sole of the foot coming into complete or near-complete contact with the ground.

Softening the Skin – All About Calluses

A toughened part of skin which becomes relatively thick and hard in response to repeated friction, pressure, or other irritation is called a callus or callosity. Frequent or forceful itching and rubbing can cause blisters. Calluses are often found on feet because of frequent walking.

Hamstring Pulls: They’ll Slow Down Your Giddyup!!

The group of muscles that run down the back of your thigh are all part of your hamstrings. Any time you have an activity that requires sprinting with many sudden starts and stops, a hamstring injury is possible. Sports like soccer, baseball, or tennis can have a higher risk of a hamstring pull or strain.

Thigh Injuries - Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment Methods

The femur or the thigh bone is the longest and strongest bone in the body. It is so strong that archaeologists have found femur bones dating to 10000 years ago. They support the weight of the body and prevent all the stress from falling on the legs and the feet. They are made in such a way that they can withstand a huge amount of stress.

Supporting the Knee

The knee is made of three bones, the lower femur, the shinbone, and the knee cap. It is the largest joint in the body and is a vital part of mobility. The three bones are connected to each other by ligaments that are again divided into different types. These ligaments support the movement of the knee and give flexibility to the joint.

Supporting the Hip

The hip is the second in command when it comes to perfect mobility. Without the perfect functioning of the hip, no one can function properly. Whether it’s animals or humans, the hip is an indispensable part of the body. The hip is important in maintaining the balance of the body.

All about Heel Pain

The legs are one of the most important and indispensable part of movement for a person. The legs are built in such a way that they can endure more than 50 tonnes of stress within a very short period of time. The heels are the foundation structures of the legs and activities like running, walking, and jumping rely on the heels. The heels bones and the muscles together form a very strong unit.

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Top 5 Wound Dressings For Treating A Slough Wound

During the healing process, necrotic tissue, or slough, forms over the chronic wound. It presents as is a pale yellow, dead tissue and covers the entire wound bed. A wound develops slough, it means that it is stuck in the inflammatory phase and healing is delayed. Find 5 Best Wound Dressings for Slough Wound.

6 Stress Busters For A Happy Holiday Season

Stress always seems to mount during the holiday season. While it should sound like fun to decorate your home, bake some holiday treats, or make plans to see family and friends, let's face it, these all add to the things we do every day, which makes everything that much more stressful. So, what can we do to make the holidays the most wonderful time of the year?

Air Purifier vs. Humidifier - Differences And Recommendations

It is no surprise that air quality has worsened over the years. This is true with both outdoor air and the air inside our homes. Small substances like dust, pollen, pet dander, and other pollutants can make breathing difficult. These substances can be especially harmful to those with allergies, asthma, or other respiratory challenges. But what allergy relief products should you use, an air purifier or humidifier? Learn what is the difference between the two and more at HPFY.

Types Of Diabetes and How To Manage It

According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, an estimated 8.2% of the US population is diagnosed with diabetes. Diabetes is a condition that interferes with how our bodies produce energy from the food we consume. The body breaks food down into glucose, the prime energy source, and mixes it in the bloodstream. There are three main types of diabetes, to dig deeper read more at HPFY.

Top 5 All-Terrain Mobility Scooters

For those that have difficulty maneuvering a manual wheelchair, an electric scooter can be a great choice. Some prefer scooters over wheelchairs because there seems to be less of a stigma attached to them, are affordable and easily managed over difficult terrains. All-Terrain Mobility scooters are ideal for running small errands and shopping and can be used indoors and outdoors. Find top 5 All-Terrain Mobility Scooters at HPFY.

How To Empty a Catheter Bag?

The bedside or large bag is used during night time while sleeping so that the user does not get up and disrupt sleep, and the leg bag can be used during the day. The leg bag is attached to the thigh of the user with the help of leg straps. It gets hidden under the clothes and keeps you comfortable. The leg bag or the larger bag should be drained once it is full of urine. It is advisable to empty the catheter bag when it is three-quarters or 3/4th full to avoid overflowing urine. Learn how to empty a catheter bag at HPFY.

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