Being confined to bed can cause constant pressure on areas like the heels and elbows. Not only is this uncomfortable, it can lead to bed sores, swelling, and skin damage. Wearing heel and elbow protectors helps prevent these issues. These medical pillows protect at-risk parts of the body and take some of the weight off that area. Heel and elbow protectors are ventilated for proper air flow and have a lining that resists moisture, keeping skin in healthy condition. Heel and elbow protectors also have straps that hold the cushion place and prevent foot drop.