• Undergarments

    Assured Knee Supports: Knee Braces For a Dollar?

    July 28th, 2017

    Assured Knee Supports are elastic, blue knee braces that come for cheap- very cheap, you can buy them at the Dollar Tree. These braces are solid individually or in bulk packs of 24. They’re made of a singular band that goes all the way around the knee with no break and is one size fits […]

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    Soothe muscle injuries with truMedic TENS Unit Electronic Pulse Massager

    July 1st, 2015

    The truMedic TENS Unit Electronic Pulse Massager is the secret To stopping stress, muscle soreness, stiffness, or chronic pain is yours! This version is small and lightweight only 5.3 ounces and no bigger than a remote control, this unit packs enough power to thoroughly massage your body, but can travel with you anywhere you like. […]

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    HandStands Beaded Ergonomic Keyboard Wrist Rest -Help carpel tunnel?

    June 18th, 2015

    The HandStands Beaded Ergonomic Keyboard Wrist Rest cushions and massages the wrists while staying cool and comfortable. The wrist rest is squeezable for stress relief and freezable for extra cooling relief on your wrists or freeze and wrap around neck or forehead for cooling relief. Ergonomic design helps you to be able to do hours […]

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    Protect Your Hearing With The Peltor Over The Head Earmuffs

    September 20th, 2011

    If you’re in need of a quality pair of earmuffs, these Peltor over-the-head muffs are the perfect solution. At first glance, you may think this product is designed only for those who are exposed to loud noises. While many people do purchase them to drown out loud sounds, some reviewers use them to block out […]

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    Comfortably Support Your Neck With The Duro-Med Soft Cervical Collar

    September 15th, 2011

    Small product picture of soft cervical collar review.

    The Duro-Med soft foam cervical collar is available in small, medium, large and extra large sizes, which makes it easy to find the perfect fit without having to adjust the collar. It’s made from polyurethane foam and is super soft, while offering adequate support that reduces head and cervical vertebrae movement. The foam is covered with a ribbed stockinet cover that wicks away at moisture so you receive proper air circulation without getting hot and sweaty. When I researched this product, I found that the reviews were somewhat mixed. First it seems to be a good option for those who have minimal discomfort in their neck region.

    Secondly it works for those that are looking for a soft and comfortable cervical collar to sleep in or do light chores around the house. The product is made from soft foam that has a 12 density foam and 33 compression rating. It goes on easily and uses a hook and loop closure that can be secured with one hand. The collar is washable and comfortable enough that it can be worn all day. Lots of reviewers enjoy the softness of this product, as it makes the cervical collar comfortable and hassle-free to wear. In fact, the collar is so soft, some reviewers said they sleep with it on and have no discomfort whatsoever. The product also washes well and won’t stretch out or fade, making it easy to keep clean. Sizing seems to be spot-on, although some felt that it would be nice to have an adjustable collar that could be modified to the proper setting.

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    This ASO Ankle Brace Helps To Stabilize An Injured Or Weak Ankle

    September 14th, 2011

    Small product picture of aso ankle brace review.

    The ASO ankle brace is a really popular and affordable option for basketball players, runners, and everyday people who struggle with the effects of weak ankles. From my research, I’ve found that this particular ankle brace has some features that give it the best balance between stability and flexibility, which makes it great for people who want to baby their ankles but stay active. Where other ankle braces usually have one strap – or are simply a neoprene sleeve or even an ace bandage wrapped just so – this one has two straps. According to the company, this is to mimic the actual stabilizing action of ligaments in the ankles, and according to reviewers, it works.

    The ASO is well-known for giving the wearer a feeling of stability without being rigid, so you can still actively play sports. Instead of just being a pain-management option – like a basic neoprene wrap – this brace has proven to prevent injury for many people who struggle with bad ankles. It takes a little time to put on, but most reviewers say it rates much better than other ankle braces, including the Swedo Tarsal Lock, the T2 Active Ankle, and the Mueller Neoprene Ankle Wrap. One user compares it to the McDavid ankle brace, which is made similarly but is a little bulkier.

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    The Elasto Gel Cervical Collar Provides Hot Or Cold Therapy

    August 8th, 2011

    Small product picture of elasto gel cervical collar review.

    If you suffer from muscle pain on a regular basis, then the Elasto-gel Cervical Collar is a great way to help you find some much needed relief without having to take a trip to the therapist. Designed to fit around your neck to treat your upper back, the collar is quick to heat and releases that heat into your muscles, providing increased circulation to help relax your muscles and remove built up toxins. The color heats in the microwave for easy use. It is designed as a quick treatment to be used in place of longer lasting, more expensive heated pads. Many of the reviews I researched showed that the Elasto collar fits well.

    That leads one to believe that it is designed to fit snuggly on a variety of different body types and sizes, which is a plus. You can also order the same Elasto gel pack in different “configurations” meaning that if you need something like this for your knee or elbow, you could get that, instead. It doesn’t stay hot very long. If you are looking for a quick heat treatment, then the Elasto collar is a good choice. But you are going to have to run back and forth to the microwave every 15 minutes or so, according to one review I read online. Many of the other reviews pointed out the additional flaw that you will need to spend some time experimenting with your microwave to find the right time to heat the gel pad. If you leave it in too long it could burn you, and taking it out too quickly won’t provide the relief that you need.

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    Infrared Thermometer Gives Rapid Readings Without Target Contact

    May 5th, 2011

    Small product picture of an infrared thermometer review.

    Two of the biggest investments, in both time and money, which Americans make are home and vehicle purchases. Maintaining these purchases can be extremely difficult and expensive, but there are little tools that can make these jobs easier and safer to do. The Kintrex Non Contact Infrared Thermometer is an effective tool that allows individuals to safely and accurate gauge the temperature of a variety of targets. This infrared thermometer is designed to make it easier for individuals to get temperature readings for hot, hazardous, or hard to reach targets. The unit provides temperature readings in just one second.

    The laser infrared thermometer is capable of gauging temperatures from -76 degrees Fahrenheit to as high as 932 degrees. The unit has a convenient trigger, and can provide current and maximum temperature readings. There are a number of infrared thermometers available on the market these days, and one thing that sets this laser infrared thermometer model apart from others is a wide range of temperature readings. Despite the vast majority online reviewers finding the Kintrex infrared thermometer worthy of a five star rating, the unit was not without negatives. A large number of users found that the thermometer could not live up to its claim of a 1.8 degree differential in its readings. Many found that their unit was consistently off by as much as four degrees in either direction. This was usually caused by the unit not having an adjustable emissivity. This means it can read higher or lower than the real surface temperature depending on the reflective consistency of the surface being measured. If you have serious jobs to tackle, the Kintrex non contact infrared thermometer may not be the perfect tool for the job, but it is not without use around the house. It would be a perfect tool for use around the kitchen and for smaller household jobs.

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