What are Topical Analgesics (Pain Creams)? The active ingredient in most topical analgesics is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) like ibuprofen, naproxen, aspirin, or diclofenac. These medications target inflammation, which contributes to pain, swelling, and stiffness.
When to Use? Warming creams should be applied to the area where pain is felt. It can be used before exercising as part of a warm up where previous injury has occurred. Cold should be applied to the area as soon as possible after injury when pain is felt. Treatment should continue until swelling/pain have subsided.
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What is a TENS Unit? The Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) unit uses mild, safe electrical signals to help control pain. Electrodes (sticky patches) are placed on your skin. The TENS unit sends painless electrical signals through the electrodes to the nerves under your skin. Electrode placement depends on the type and location of your pain.
When to Use? The Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) unit uses mild, safe electrical signals to help control pain. Electrodes (sticky patches) are placed on your skin. The TENS unit sends painless electrical signals through the electrodes to the nerves under your skin. Electrode placement depends on the type and location of your pain.
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What is the purpose of T.E.D. Anti-Embolism Stockings? T.E.D. Anti-Embolism Stockings help reduce the formation of Deep Vein Thrombosi, commonly known as blood clots, from forming in your legs. Any person can develop blood clots but the risk is much higher during a hospital stay. T.E.D. anti-embolism stockings improve blood circulation in the leg veins by applying graduated compression.
What is the difference between T.E.D. Anti-Embolism Stockings and Compression Socks? The primary difference between Anti-Embolism Stockings and Compression socks is the compression level and the medical reason for which it is worn. Anti- Embolism Stockings are usually 8–18mmHg, while medical compression stockings are a medically-measured 15–20mmHg or higher.
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What is Cervical Traction? Cervical traction can effectively and safely provide just the right amount of force and pressure relief in the appropriate direction to assist with reducing and relieving neck pains, improving degenerative cervical spine conditions, and potentially preventing the disabling neck problems which are becoming common in our modern day society.
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What is a Rollator? A rollator is a walker with a wheel at the bottom of each leg. Rollators have two different styles three wheeled or four wheeled. They typically come with either a basket or pouch to store personal items. Rollators are great for those who don't want to be slowed down by their mobility.
What is a Walker? Walkers are waist-high four-legged framework of lightweight metal, used to assist and support individuals to stand and walk. They can have wheels or skis in the front two legs. Medcare Supply also carries a side style one arm walker for individuals recovering from hip surgery.
If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor, go to the emergency department, or call 911 immediately. The information contained in this website (www.medcaresupply.com) herein is strictly for informational and educational purposes and is not to be considered as advice, medical or otherwise, from MedCare Supply LLC. Always consult your doctor or medical specialist regarding any medical questions that you have and before purchasing or adjusting any medication, medical equipment, or supplies that you feel may have an effect on your current health condition.
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