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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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How do I hide my limp? - Learn how with practical exercises-Essential Wellness

How do I hide my limp? - Learn how with practical exercises

May 01, 2018 8 min read

This is a question that is asked to therapists and rehabilitation specialist worldwide! A limp is commonly associated with pain in the ankle, knee, hip and even the back can be responsible! It is a cause of unwanted attention, embarrassment and an increasing fear of losing balance and falling over. In some cases, this can cause further injury and make the limp worse. Fortunately, there are many ways to reduce a limp when walking and if not get rid of it completely then make it much less noticeable.
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What is Tennis Elbow | Detailed guide for those with the condition-Essential Wellness

What is Tennis Elbow | Detailed guide for those with the condition

April 10, 2018 7 min read

Clinically speaking, tennis elbow is caused when there is a repetitive force through the tendon located towards the outside of the arm, called the common extensor tendon, which attaches to the lateral epicondyle, also known as “the bony bit on the outside of your elbow”. 
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What is Knee Arthritis?-Essential Wellness

What is Knee Arthritis?

March 20, 2018 3 min read

Knee arthritis is an age-related degenerative condition that can lead to pain, stiffness and difficulty moving and using knee joints freely. The smooth surfaces of the cartilage gradually become rougher and thinner and the bone underneath then takes more strain and becomes painful. It is more common as we age and the knees are generally affected worse as they are weight-bearing joints and thus take the most force over time.
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What shoes are best to wear with a sprained ankle-Essential Wellness

What shoes are best to wear with a sprained ankle

March 19, 2018 3 min read

Footwear can be a problem after a sprained ankle as the ankle usually sells and persistent swelling can remain for 3-6 months. Many people resort to walking in flip flops as they are the only thing that fit but in reality the average flip flop gives no support and very little shock absorption to ankle the new injury.
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Thumb Support for Thumb Sprains | Essential Wellness-Essential Wellness

Thumb Support for Thumb Sprains | Essential Wellness

March 18, 2018 1 min read

This thumb brace has been ergonomically designed to support the thumb with a metal plate running through it. The metal plate aims to immobilise the joint and promotes the ideal thumb position.
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Reassuring Wrist Support | Contoured metal bar provides gentle support-Essential Wellness

Reassuring Wrist Support | Contoured metal bar provides gentle support

March 17, 2018 1 min read

This wrist support brace has been ergonomically designed to offer reassuring support to the wrist, reducing pain and offering protection.. It contains a metal plate to keep the joints in an optimal position for recovery, healing and return to sport and work.
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Recovering from Common Ankle Injuries - Ligament Sprains, Achilles Tendinitis & Osteoarthritis-Essential Wellness

Recovering from Common Ankle Injuries - Ligament Sprains, Achilles Tendinitis & Osteoarthritis

March 16, 2018 2 min read

At some point in life, it is highly likely that you will injure your ankle. The differing terrains and footwear we now use contribute to these injuries as well are affected by our environment and our feet are no longer trained to respond to it when they are sheltered by nice comfy shoes. Here are a few of the more common ankle injuries that occur.
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Do I Have Symptoms of Tennis Elbow?-Essential Wellness

Do I Have Symptoms of Tennis Elbow?

March 15, 2018 2 min read

Tendon’s don't often cope well with sudden changes to load or speed, so if you change at activity or do it more often, the tendons can become inflamed and cause pain. In Tennis Elbow the inflammatory response can be very painful, also causing: limited grip strength, difficulty reaching and disturbed sleep.
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Stabilising Ankle Support - For confidence standing on weakened ankle-Essential Wellness

Stabilising Ankle Support - For confidence standing on weakened ankle

March 14, 2018 2 min read 1 Comment

The Essential Wellness ankle support brace has been designed to optimise adaptability with stability. With a neoprene wrap around system and velcro fastenings it accommodates to the level of swelling while still protecting the joint. The inclusion of an elasticated strap means that you can apply reinforcement and stability to the joint where you need it most. Customizing the tension within the band gives you support unique to your ankle injury.
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Steps to Aid Recovery with a Sprained Wrist-Essential Wellness

Steps to Aid Recovery with a Sprained Wrist

March 13, 2018 2 min read

Wrist Sprains are common, can cause high levels of pain, swelling and bruising. This article will explore what steps you can take immediately and what to expect from the process. If you have fallen and injured your wrist it is likely that the ligaments have been strained. You can also sprain your wrist by any extreme movements or over stretching and straining.
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Why Does My Knee Give Way-Essential Wellness

Why Does My Knee Give Way

March 12, 2018 2 min read

This article is a summary of why the knee joint may not always be able to cope with the pressures put on it and what can cause the muscles to 'let go', give way or give out. This can cause pain, anxiety and weakness around the knee affecting walking and sleeping
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Recovering From Common Knee Injuries-Essential Wellness

Recovering From Common Knee Injuries

March 11, 2018 2 min read

Any person of any age, gender or fitness level can get a knee injury, not just those over doing it, over training or being sedentary. Here are details of a few of the most common causes of knee pain and how they can be addressed.
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Pain Relief Knee Support - Hugs, Protects, and Supports Fatigued Knees-Essential Wellness

Pain Relief Knee Support - Hugs, Protects, and Supports Fatigued Knees

March 10, 2018 2 min read

This Essential Wellness Knee Support Brace adds support and stability to a painful knee. It relieves knee pain related in ligament injury, cartilage damage and arthritis. The knee support will help swelling management and allow you to return to the activities you love.
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What to do When You've Sprained Your Ankle Wearing Heels-Essential Wellness

What to do When You've Sprained Your Ankle Wearing Heels

March 09, 2018 2 min read

Feel around and over the boney parts of your ankle, they will obviously feel a bit sore but see if there is excruciating pain pressing the bone compared to the soft tissue around it. If the pain is from the bone there is a possibility your ankle could be broken so it would definitely be time to end the night out. If not the soft tissue is likely to be the only thing damaged.
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How to: Relieve Thumb Pain with Remote Play on PS Vita-Essential Wellness

How to: Relieve Thumb Pain with Remote Play on PS Vita

March 08, 2018 2 min read

Information on how to limit and relieve thumb pain using a game control mount to using connect both a PS Vita to a DualShock 4 controller to a Playstion 4, to play remote play.
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What Causes my Knee to Lock?-Essential Wellness

What Causes my Knee to Lock?

March 07, 2018 2 min read

The knee can lock or feel stuck and this can be reduced and relieved by regularly wearing a support when doing activities like walking and climbing stairs. If you have been affected by locking of the knee take action immediately to prevent the condition worsening.
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Elbow Support | Recovery from Tennis/Golfers Elbow-Essential Wellness

Elbow Support | Recovery from Tennis/Golfers Elbow

March 05, 2018 2 min read

The elbow support acts by reducing the effort and force that goes through the tendon. The support brace has a pressure pad build in to pressurise the tendon and reduce the force. This gives the tendon an opportunity to rest and heal.
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How to use Yoga to Relieve your Joint Pain-Essential Wellness

How to use Yoga to Relieve your Joint Pain

March 04, 2018 2 min read

Using Yoga to relieve joint pain is an enjoyable way to increase movement, gain joint strength and feel more confident exercising with arthritis and injury. Here are several reasons that yoga may help to relieve pain in the joints.
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Using a Support Brace to Relieve Knee Pain-Essential Wellness

Using a Support Brace to Relieve Knee Pain

March 02, 2018 2 min read

If you are recovering from a recent injury a knee support can be great at protecting and offloading the joint. They also offer the firm support for knee pain caused by arthritis.
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Managing Repetitive Strain Injury at Work-Essential Wellness

Managing Repetitive Strain Injury at Work

March 01, 2018 2 min read

How to manage repetitive strain at work: Repetitive Strain Injury is an umbrella term which refers to many upper limb conditions that include: trigger finger, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow and golfer's elbow.
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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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