The Leg Elevation Rest is designed to raise the legs and feet to help reduce swelling while lying in bed. It can also be used to elevate the legs while sitting on a couch.
The cover is a very soft, stretchy fabric that creates a comfortable surface for the legs to rest on. This type of fabric is often used in sports clothing to help wick moisture away from the body.
The firm convoluted foam helps with blood flow and allows air to circulate to prevent heat building up. There is a layer of soft memory foam on top for extra comfort.
If only one leg needs support, a ½ width size is available by special request. A wipeable, heat sealed waterproof cover can also be made on request, for infection control. If this is required, we suggest using the original Leg Elevation Rest cover over the top of the heat sealed cover. Contact us to order.
Benefits may include
- Provides relief from discomfort caused by varicose veins and spider veins
- May help aching and cramping in the legs
- Offers relief for tired legs during pregnancy or convalescence
- Helps with vascular drainage and blood circulation
- Assists in reducing the symptoms of DVT and phlebitis
- Elevates the legs from the hips, effectively reducing pressure on the lower back
- Distributes weight to help mitigate lower back strain and pressure on the sciatic nerves
Place the Leg Elevation Rest at the foot end of the bed. Once you are in bed, adjust the low edge of the Leg Rest so it is under your knees.
Back Sleeping – Position your knees on the Leg Rest to prevent hyper-extension, which is an injury resulting from the knee bending excessively backward. Do not have a gap under your knee joints.
Side Sleeping – For side sleeping, it may be better to move the Leg Rest a little further away from your bottom to reduce the height, which will help to avoid any undue strain on your spine. Raise your legs from below the hip and maintain a straight spine.
Using on a Couch – The Leg Elevation Rest can also be used while sitting with the legs lying across a couch or sofa, or lying down on a long couch. The same precautions should be taken as when using on a bed, avoiding gaps underneath the knees to avoid hyper-extension.