Oedema is an accumulation of excessive watery fluid in cells, tissues or serous cavities. It can be a painful and dangerous condition that needs to be managed appropriately.
We design and manufacture a range of supports to help manage oedema and swelling. The type of support required depends upon where the oedema occurs, but essentially the idea is to elevate the affected area so that fluid can drain away from that area and reduce the swelling.
If you are suffering from oedema around the ankle area, then you would benefit from a support that elevates the ankles. Likewise, if the swelling is in your hands or arms, you should opt for a support that elevates this area.
Leg support is important for oedema relief. Using an angled relief cushion can keep your legs at a more natural position so your sleep is relaxing and comfortable. Using a contoured wedge support provides upper body support for swelling.
Depending on the type of oedema you suffer from, the type of support you need will vary. Upper body oedema will require the type of support that will elevate your upper body, while lower body oedema will require the type of support that will elevate your lower body and allow blood to flow throughout your body easier. This is an important distinction that you will want to discuss with your phyisician.
You will also want to use something to cushion you while you work. A donut ring cushion provides natural support for your chair, allowing your spine to sit in a more natural position to reduce your oedema while you work. You might also find the coccyx wedge cushion and the keyhole wedge cushion helpful. The keyhole wedge cushion is also known as the angled relief cushion to allow for a more angle of your legs in your chair.
Relief your oedema
Proper body support should be an important factor when looking for a natural way to relief your oedema. Speak with your physician about the right body support for your type of oedema. It is important to choose the right support as improper support may result in exacerbating your oedema.
Made in Australia, designed by health professionals
All of our supports and aids are made in Australia and designed in consultation with Australian health professionals to provide comfort, peace of mind and therapeutic benefit. If you’re not sure what aid will work best for you, please give us a call on (03) 8585 6685 and one of our experts can help you.
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