The Leg Support is a light-weight foot stool which puts no pressure on the heels. There are two cover options available:
- A blue water-resistant cover is easy to wipe clean, or can be removed and washed. This is good for people with oedema or incontinence issues. There is some noise when re-positioning the feet.
- A 100% heat-sealed blue cover, which can be easily wiped clean. To allow for the heat sealed seam, there is a small ‘skirt’ at the bottom of the item. This will not affect how the item is used.
Also available are:
- Leg Support with Water-Resistant Cover – A 35cm / 13.5″” wide version which also uses the blue water-resistant cover.
- Leg Support with Grey Velour Cover – A 35cm / 13.5″” wider version with a soft Velour material which is very quiet when re-positioning the feet
- Convoluted foam under the calves
- No pressure on heels
- Helps prevent foot-drop
- Helps prevent oedema
- Light to move or carry
- Feet raised off cold and draughty floors
- Soft foam construction that should not harm patients if they walk into it
When the legs are correctly in position, the weight is spread between the legs and the feet. This means there is no pressure on the heels. Possibly some patients with large, heavy legs, could have a slight pressure on the heels, although by adjusting the position of the Leg Support, this pressure may be prevented. The Leg Support has a series of ridges to provide a soft convoluted surface for the calves to rest on. Foot-drop may be prevented by resting the feet on the angled front foot-rest, and as the Leg Support is made from foam, the patient can press against the foot-rest section to exercise the feet.
When in use, please note that the Leg Support can be tilted up a bit, to provide alternative pressure points on the leg. During the course of a day, a patient may like the support altered from the normal position to a variety of different angles. Some oedema patients may need extra height for resting their legs, and use the support upside-down, thus losing the advantage of the leg and feet supports. With some badly contracted patients, it may be better to use the support back to front but this can only be determined after observation of the patient’s posture by nursing staff.
This product is to help with the prevention of pressure sores. Sometimes, due to the patient deteriorating, the product may become unsuitable. Continuous monitoring is necessary and alternative products may be recommended.