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How to fit a Knee Support for wider legs-Essential Wellness

How to fit a Knee Support for wider legs

June 22, 2020 3 min read

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What are the benefits of using an Ankle Support?-Essential Wellness

What are the benefits of using an Ankle Support?

June 15, 2020 3 min read

A lot of us do not have the capabilities that we did when we were younger. Whether it be due to injuries, ageing or a particular condition, our joints change over time. The same can be applied to our ankles. As we use them every single day, our ankles can get worn out over time.


There are many ways to overcome this, some tend to go for treatment whilst others use different methods. One way to recover is from using an Ankle Support, which is a great way to recover from injuries, provide support and to improve stamina and stability. 

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Are knee supports for runners useful-Essential Wellness

Are knee supports for runners useful

June 08, 2020 4 min read

Running is an excellent hobby, with it keeping you in great shape whilst also being fun and enjoyable. It has been a staple exercise since humans first came into existence. Many people have created great careers from running, and it has created many opportunities for us all as it is easy and convenient.


However, it is common to come into complications with running. Injuries happen more often than you’d think, and some people who are injured want to continue running. As it becomes such an important part of our day, we seem to miss the endorphin rush that running brings us. 

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Becoming Healthier Post-Lockdown (Older Adults)-Essential Wellness

Becoming Healthier Post-Lockdown (Older Adults)

June 01, 2020 3 min read

The past few months have been eventful, to say the least. Being at home has had a big impact on our lifestyles and on our health. As we are entering a new phase of lockdown, many are starting to go for walks and to meet up with friends (with social-distancing measures).

 

During the lockdown, we have all adjusted to staying indoors, we are now all re-adjusting back to normal. With a lack of movement and fresh air, our health has slightly deteriorated. As life is starting to get back to normal, we must revitalise our health!

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Seated Home Workout for Older Adults During Lockdown-Essential Wellness

Seated Home Workout for Older Adults During Lockdown

May 25, 2020 4 min read

Maintaining good health can be time-consuming, especially for older adults, and considering we are all at home. At a time where we are prioritising our health over other aspects of our lives, we sometimes overlook how we treat our bodies and what we do to them.


Joint and muscle problems are becoming the new normal, and body stiffness has become something that we have to manage. However, this time is not going to last forever and we must keep our bodies in good health. As many European countries are beginning to ease lockdown restrictions, we must get back our bodies!

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Home Workouts: How to Exercise With an Injury-Essential Wellness

Home Workouts: How to Exercise With an Injury

May 18, 2020 3 min read

Exercising at home is something you are likely to love or hate. Which one are you?  Many people find it challenging and can take the wrong approach or get injured as soon as they start. Here is some advice to help if you want to work out but you’re already injured or in pain. 

 

You might be just starting to get into home workouts, however, if you have an injury you might have to think differently about how you do it. For example, High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) requires a lot of energy and many of the workouts are high impact which can be difficult for sore joints.

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What Are The Benefits of Using a Hinged Knee Brace and Should I buy one?-Essential Wellness

What Are The Benefits of Using a Hinged Knee Brace and Should I buy one?

May 11, 2020 3 min read

Suffering from Knee Pain?

 

There are many causes of knee pain, with it being a “pain” to deal with. With the doctors being mostly off-limits due to the recent outbreak, you may feel like you will just have to put up with it. 

 

Knee Pain can affect many aspects of your life, from walking to just overall mobility. It can significantly impact your lifestyle.

 

Not to worry! There are numerous different things you can do to relieve knee pain, using a Hinged Knee Brace is one of them.

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How a Folding Walking Stick Will Benefit Your Body-Essential Wellness

How a Folding Walking Stick Will Benefit Your Body

May 04, 2020 2 min read

For many reasons in life, our balance and posture slowly decline through the years. Whether it be from arthritis or injury, it can affect your day-to-day life significantly if left unattended.


As humans, we desire freedom and exploration. Walking, Shopping and visiting friends can become difficult as problems occur or we get pain when walking 


One way to increase your independence and stamina is to have some extra support. That’s where a walking stick can give you the advantage. 

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Importance of Home Workouts during Lockdown-Essential Wellness

Importance of Home Workouts during Lockdown

April 27, 2020 2 min read

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Benefits of a Muscle Massage Gun in exercise recovery-Essential Wellness

Benefits of a Muscle Massage Gun in exercise recovery

April 17, 2020 2 min read

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Best Sprained Ankle Treatment to Improve Recovery Speed-Essential Wellness

Best Sprained Ankle Treatment to Improve Recovery Speed

April 12, 2019 6 min read

In order to ensure a fast recovery time after spraining your ankle, you need to act fast and take specific action to protect your ankle from further damage and promote the right conditions for your body to start the healing process. Following the treatment process on this page will dramatically shorten your recovery.
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Check Your Sprained Ankle Recovery Time - How quickly will your body heal?-Essential Wellness

Check Your Sprained Ankle Recovery Time - How quickly will your body heal?

April 11, 2019 4 min read

As a quick summary, your recovery time for being able to walk around without pain depends on the grade of the sprain. For example, a grade 1 ankle sprain will typically take 1 week, a grade 2 sprain will normally heal within 2 to 3 weeks and a grade 3 will normally heal within 4 to 6 weeks

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Why should you always pack your folding walking stick when you head out the door?-Essential Wellness

Why should you always pack your folding walking stick when you head out the door?

December 06, 2018 3 min read

There is no need to feel unsure about leaving the house, a foldable walking stick gives you the option to keep going, even with your legs get tired! A foldable walking stick can be carried in a bag for when you need it (if at all!) and opens into a sturdy stick in seconds. Having a reassuring walking stick with you means you can feel sure you can live your life and be sure your balance is better with one in your hand.
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Is a wrist support the best thing for my carpal tunnel symptoms?-Essential Wellness

Is a wrist support the best thing for my carpal tunnel symptoms?

November 19, 2018 3 min read

Carpal Tunnel doesn’t have to stop you in your tracks, there is a lot you can do to start improving your symptoms today. Getting on with normal live and feeling confident when lifting items that may be causing you trouble. A wrist support can help give your wrist a better position, keeping you comfortable and rested. Pain relief can come in many forms and position can make a huge difference to persistent carpal tunnel symptoms.
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Knee Support - Best used by those with Arthritis-Essential Wellness

Knee Support - Best used by those with Arthritis

November 05, 2018 3 min read

Staying active is the life blood of the body, joints love movement and flexibility. Maintaining your activity can make a huge difference to your quality of life, giving you more energy, strength and confidence. Managing a condition like arthritis doesn’t have to slow you down, wearing a support on tired knees means keeping up with the grandkids, getting back to exercise and dancing to your favourite songs.
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Wrist Support - Is it worth me wearing one?-Essential Wellness

Wrist Support - Is it worth me wearing one?

October 22, 2018 3 min read

Whatever has caused you to think about wearing a wrist support, it’s probably a good choice. Having additional support when doing physical jobs, lifting, gardening, chores or working, it’s there to offer stability, support and peace of mind. A good wrist support is all about having a good position and feeling the protection it offers throughout the day.
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Why you should be checking your Footwear with Knee Pain-Essential Wellness

Why you should be checking your Footwear with Knee Pain

October 15, 2018 4 min read

Your feet are the first part of you to hit the ground, bear your weight and respond to different ground surfaces. You need to look after your feet in every way possible and this is also true when you are suffering with knee pain.
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Four of the best ways to stop knee pain at night-Essential Wellness

Four of the best ways to stop knee pain at night

October 08, 2018 3 min read

Getting into bed at the end of a long day is one of the most rewarding parts of the day. It is the time where we get to relax, wind down and prepare for another day ahead of us tomorrow. However, if you suffer from knee problems, you might find that you experience knee pain at night and that will often keep you awake, leaving you feeling tired the next day.
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How to Walk with Crutches-Essential Wellness

How to Walk with Crutches

June 07, 2018 3 min read

Using two crutches to take the pressure of your leg joints or off your back can reduce pain and give you back your independence. Using them safely and confidently is key to success and here is a guide and video to explain how to do this. Once you get comfortable and find your natural walking rhythm with crutches you will be able to walk further and protect your sore joints from worsening.
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Knee Pain at Night : Causes and Relief-Essential Wellness

Knee Pain at Night : Causes and Relief

May 21, 2018 5 min read

So you've woken up with knee pain again and are struggling to get back to sleep. This is often a frustrating and debilitating experience for many people who get woken up with pain. Here is a review of what might be causing your night pain and what you can do about it.
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Can you drive a car with a sprained ankle? Physical exercise checklist-Essential Wellness

Can you drive a car with a sprained ankle? Physical exercise checklist

May 02, 2018 2 min read

Safety is the most important thing while driving if there is any reason to doubt your ability to drive a vehicle safely this could invalidate your insurance or worse, cause an accident. This short article provides a short checklist to see if you are safe to drive.
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Size chart
Essential Wellness Knee Support
Size Measurements Where to measure
Medium Up to 40cm
Above the Knee
Large Up to 50cm
Extra Large Up to 60cm
Essential Wellness Ankle Support with Strap
Size Measurements Where to measure
Medium 15.2cm - 20.3cm Around the arch of the foot
Essential Wellness Hinge Knee Brace
Size Measurements Where to measure
Medium Upto 42cm
Above the Knee
Large Upto 52cm
Extra Large Upto 62cm
Essential Wellness Ankle Lace Up Brace
Size Measurements Where to measure
Medium 20.3cm - 25.4cm
Around the arch of the foot
Large 25.4cm - 30.5cm
Extra Large 30.5cm - 36.7cm
Essential Wellness Knee Compression Sleeve
Size Measurements Where to measure
Medium 30cm - 36cm
Above the knee
Large 36cm - 42cm
Extra Large 42cm - 48cm
Essential Wellness Orthopaedic Insoles
Size Measurements Where to measure
Small (3-7) 22.5cm -25.cm
Heel to Big Toe
Large (6.5-11) 25cm - 28.5cm
Essential Wellness Walking Stick
Size Measurements Where to measure
One Size 5'0" - 6'0" Floor to wrist crease with arm by side
Essential Wellness Ankle Compression Sleeve
Size Measurements Where to measure
Medium 20cm - 22cm
Around the arch of the foot
Large 22cm - 24cm
Extra Large 24cm - 26cm

 

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