Lower back and lumbar support cushions are ergonomically designed to relieve lower back pain often caused by prolonged sitting. Lumbar support cushions strap to the back of your chair or seat and help align the spine in a proper position that reduces tension in the lower back. While back pain may not be immediately noticeable when you first sit down in the morning, it can worsen throughout the day and lead to long-term posture and back problems over time. Lower back support cushions can help alleviate and prevent these posture problems from becoming larger issues.
A posture brace uses a system of elastic straps to gently correct poor posture and posture-related back problems. By using light compression to align and stabilize the back in a comfortable upright position, posture correctors encourage the development of proper posture while sitting or standing. Posture correctors are commonly used to help treat symptoms of arthritis and osteoporosis, as these are two of the most common causes of improper posture in adults. Some posture braces also include removable aluminum stays that can be shaped to better support your body.
Powerstep insoles provide cushioning support to help relieve pain and soreness from plantar fasciitis and a variety of other foot conditions. Powerstep makes several types of orthotic insoles that have different levels of cushioning and support features. Full Length Pinnacle insoles feature more plush cushioning and stability than the Powerstep Original, which makes them an ideal option for everyday use or while exercising.
Medical foam cushions offer pressure-relief and reduce discomfort from extended sitting in an office chair, car or wheelchair. While some foam cushions lose their cushioning ability when compressed, high-density molded foam is shaped to redistribute weight and cushion pressure points even when compressed. This is extremely beneficial for wheelchair users who need to position their legs and anyone at risk of developing pressure sores or skin-shearing.
Gel cushions are also used to relieve pain and pressure from sitting for an extended period of time. Some prefer gel cushions because their open-cell design allows for increased airflow, which can be more comfortable than foam cushions. Cushions with a gel bladder can also help control body temperature while redistributing weight away from pressure points.