Support bandages are useful to help recovery after an injury or to help relieve pressure and discomfort caused by long-term physical conditions. …read moreSee less
If you’re looking to avoid painful swelling and provide your injured joints with some much-needed comfort, we have a range of supports available from Tubigrip, Scholl and more.
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How do you stop joint pain?
While pain killers can provide relief for joint pain, there are some lifestyle changes that you can try to keep your joints healthy and reduce the severity of your pain.
If you’re overweight, losing the extra pounds could relieve the pressure on weight-bearing joints like hips and knees.
When exercising, choose low-impact activities like walking, swimming or using an elliptical machine.
How do support bandages work?
Joint supports and compression bandages are designed to apply gentle pressure to an injury.
They work by preventing fluids from gathering at the site of the injury, which in turn helps to minimise swelling and pain.
When might you need a support bandage?
Joint supports and compression bandages are typically used to prevent swelling in sprains and strains.
The most effective time to use a support bandage is in the first 24 to 48 hours after your injury.
You should also try to rest as much as you can during this time and keep your injury elevated.
Which bandages do I need in my first aid kit?
That random box of plasters you’ve got hiding in your cupboard somewhere probably isn’t going to cut it when you’ve got a nasty wound to deal with!
Plasters are, of course, a vital part of the first aid kit, but you need to make sure you’ve got a range of different shapes and sizes.
You’ll also need small, medium and large sterile gauze dressings, a triangular bandage, crêpe rolled bandages and sterile eye dressings.