Heel protectors (foot pillows) are a simple option to help prevent pressure sores (bed sores) by alleviating any focused concentration of pressure on the heel. The foot, and especially the heel, are still indirectly in contact with the bed. However, the pressure is not as concentrated onto one area so blood flow to the general area is improved.
Foot elevators work in a similar fashion but, instead of dissipating the pressure over a wider area, pressure is eliminated from the foot and heel by suspending the foot in mid-air. Pressure will be transferred to another part of the body, usually the calf. While this rarely poses new issues, it should be monitored in case anything negative does occur.
These ultra soft foot pillows are filled with fluffy spun fiber for cushioning and comfort to protect sensitive heels against pressure sores. Covered with low-friction brushed polyester fabric to reduce skin shear. An extra-wide strap with Velcro closures keep the cushions securely in place.
The Gel Foam Heel Cushion combines comfortable, resilient foam with gel to relieve heel pressure. The water-based gel insert cools to reduce skin damaging perspiration. Covered with an ultra soft brushed polyester fabric that prevents skin shearing and friction, the Gel-Foam Heel Cushion is completely durable and completely launderable. Includes 2 Pillows (Pair)