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The best treatment for heel pain is usually rest from the activities that caused the problem, but there are several popular products designed for specific types of heel pain.  Allegro carries hundreds of products for foot pain and heel pain in Shop By Condition: Foot Pain or products specifically for Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Spurs.

Most Popular Heel Pain Products

 

Heel Hugger with Gel – Sewn-in sealed ice gel pads provide soothing cold therapy for treatment of chronic heel pain, heel spurs, plantar fasciitis, narrow heels, retrocalcaneal bursitis, calcaneal apophysitis and Achilles tendonitis.  Designed at patented by a Podiatrist.

Another popular gel pad is the Sol Step, for all day relief.

Cool Stretch Night Splint – Combines passive stretching with cold therapy.  The Cool Stretch provides an improved treatment for treating Plantar Fasciitis.  See also the N’ice Stretch and Stretch X Night Splint.

See all Plantar Fasciitis Products

Tuli Polar Bear Dual Density Heel Cups – Designed specifically for heel spur pain, the ring of soft gel cushions your heel while it distributes pressure away from the injured area.

See all Heel Cups 

See all Tuli Foot Products

Elasto-Gel Heel Boot – Full protection for the heel, foot and ankle bones.  Gel insert is fully adjustable to allow total coverage.

Achilles Heel Protection Sleeve – For relief from pump bumps (Haglund deformity) or sore, fatigued or injured Achilles tendon.  Gel pad protects the heel.  Washable and reusable.  Fits in most footwear.

Medical Sheepskin Heel Protector – Protects against decubitus ulcer formation on the heel of long-term patients.  Fits any size.  Sold as singles.

See all Sheepskin Protectors

See all Sheepskin Ranch Products

Heelbo Heel & Elbow Protectors –  Protects heels or elbows without a shearing effect on the skin.  Machine washable, latex free, comes in pairs.

What about the rest of the foot?  See our Foot Care Products

Don’t live with heel pain.  Order your heel pain remedy today!

Asthma is serious business.  According to the CDC there are approximately 16 million Americans who currently have asthma, 7 million of whom are children.  In fact, asthma is the most prevalent chronic illness in children affecting nearly 10% of the population.  

Asthma attacks can last for minutes or even days and are generally characterized by coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath and chest tightness.  

Asthma is generally treated or controlled with anti-inflammatory drugs and bronchodilators but asthma symptoms can be substantially reduced by avoiding exposure to known allergens and respiratory irritants such as pollen, dust mites, mold and animal dander. Other asthma triggers include irritants like smoke, pollution, fumes, cleaning chemicals and sprays. 

Popular Asthma Products

Nebulizers– Nebulizers deliver lifesaving aerosolized liquid medicine to the lungs through a tube-like mouthpiece.  Allegro offers a wide assortment of nebulizers including the latest piston-powered, pediatric nebs, hand-held ultrasonic nebulizers and compact nebulizers.  We suggest the MABISMist II Handheld Ultrasonic Nebulizer, the CompMist Compressor Nebulizer Kit or the Beetle Neb Compact Ultrasonic Nebulizer.

See All Nebulizers and Accessories

Metered Dose Inhalers (MDI)– Doctors most commonly prescribe inhalers to deliver asthma medication, largely because these are more convenient and portable than nebulizers. 

See our full line of Breathing Therapy Products.

Peak Flow Meters – Highly Recommended and Low Cost!!Asthma sufferers ages 4 and up should have a peak flow meter at home to help recognize early signs of worsening asthma or a pending attack.  Readings can predict an attack hours or even days before asthma symptoms appear.  Be sure you always know your baseline measurement that reflects your best breathing.

Peak Flow Meter Ranges per WebMD:

  • If your peak flow meter shows numbers between 50% and 80% of your personal best, an asthma attack has likely begun.
  • A number below 50% signals an emergency that needs immediate attention.
  • Call 911 if you have trouble walking or talking due to shortness of breath, or if your lips are blue or gray.

Finger Pulse Oximeters– A pulse oximeter is a diagnostic tool that enables the indirect measurement of the percentage of oxygenated hemoglobin in the blood.  Pulse oximetry is commonly used in the assessment of children with asthma and wheezing.  Parents or caregivers of children with asthma may have a home oximeter that is used, under a doctor’s instruction and recommendation, when asthma symptoms are present to determine the severity of an asthma attack. 

Allergy Products Half the battle of managing asthma is avoiding asthma causing triggers.  See our Allergy Condition for products to help you stay away from asthma and allergy irritants.  Pay special attention to our allergy-free bedding and pillows and Humidifiers / Vaporizers.

Visit Allegro’s Asthma Condition product listing for all asthma products and may you breathe easy all the days of your life. 

Thanks for being one of Allegro’s 1 Million+ Customers!

As released to the press today:

For Immediate Release: March 15, 2010

Online Medical Supplies Superstore Ships 1 Millionth Order

 AllegroMedical.com, the online medical supplies superstore, announced that is has reached the 1 million customer mark, meaning that just under 13 years, it has served more than a million customers nationwide.

 Mesa, AZ – March 15, 2010 – Allegro Medical has announced that it has now shipped 1 million orders since its website launched in 1997. The first company to sell medical supplies online, it has grown to become the largest online supplier of home health care products. Its diverse product line ranges from simple items such as latex exam gloves to orthopedic devices and wheelchairs.

 Allegro makes it easy for shoppers to find and buy top-quality medical products and have them delivered directly to their home or business. The company offers a broad range of durable medical equipment from top brands for wheelchairs, mobility scooters, commodes, walkers, ramps, shower chairs and more. Medical supplies such as catheters, wound care supplies, ostomy supplies and dietary supplements are also among the thousands of items for sale on Allegro Medical’s website.

 “We’ve come a long way since 1997.  And we owe it all to our hard working team and the ever increasing population of web shoppers,” said Craig Hood, President/CEO of Allegro Medical.  “People are surprised to learn that most of our online customers are age 60+.”  

 “For a caregiver, nothing is more important than easy access to medical supplies. Patients recovering from strokes, surgeries or serious accidents demand the best in quality care products, from a bath safety aid to a knee brace, and they are finding them at Allegro. If we continue to grow at our current pace, it won’t be long before we ship another million orders.”

 Allegro’s ecommerce site offers other products for the medical equipment and home healthcare supplies industry, such as health and fitnessweight loss dietary supplements, pain relief, maternity care, adult diapers and Over-the-Counter medications. It also sells products for emergency preparation. All of the company’s products are searchable by keyword, category, brand, and by medical condition.

About Allegro Medical

 With 45,000 medical supplies available on their website, Allegro Medical offers their customers both value and variety.  The online superstore is also known for stellar customer service and speedy home delivery.  For more information, please visit AllegroMedical.com.

Back pain relief is tricky.  First there is the business of reducing or eliminating the back pain.  Then there are products to prevent the pain from coming back, and if all else fails there are aids to make daily life less painful for those living with chronic back pain. 

Allegro Medical sells thousands of products and remedies designed to relieve, treat or prevent back pain.  Some products listed below are for those currently suffering from back pain, others are designed simply to reduce back stress for caregivers while moving and caring for patients. 

Note:  Back pain is so pervasive and its causes so varied that there is no simple answer on how to manage it.  I highly recommend that you consult your doctor or see a chiropractor in your quest for relief.  You may need a series of adjustments and/or some targeted exercises to eliminate or ease your back pain.

Popular Back Pain Relief Products

 Snappy Spa – The newest portable spa on the market, from the makers of the super popular inflatable Spa2Go Portable Whirlpool.  Snappy Spa is even better because it’s snappy! Connectors snap together with no special tools and it is insulated for maximum heat retention.  Talk about back pain relief! You can use this personal, portable spa anywhere.  Fits 4 adults.  Get Free UPS Ground Shipping, for a limited time.  Order today!

See all Relaxation Products

Kinesio Tape – The effectiveness of this tape is proven to relieve all kinds of pain, including back pain, but only if applied properly.  Rather than strapping your muscles, the philosophy of Kinesio Tape is to give free range of motion and allow the body’s muscular system to heal itself bio-mechanically.  Read more about Kinesio Tape in What the Heck is Kinesio Tape and why is Olympic Gold Medalist Kerri Walsh Wearing it?

See all Kineso Related Products

Coccyx Cushion – Relieve your painful tailbone with one of our most popular products ever.  The coccyx cushion has a cut-out at the back, thereby reducing pressure on the spine and coccyx while sitting.  It can be used with most any seat at home, work or in the car.

See all Coccyx Cushions and  Seat and Back Cushions

Hinged Elevated Toilet Seat – Raises the toilet seat by 3″ to help you get on and off.  Great for arthritis sufferers, back pain, knee or hip pain.

See all Raised Toilet Seats and Bathroom Assists

Biofreeze  – For fast-acting long-lasting relief of minor aches and back pains.  Contains ILEX, an herbal extract from South America used around the world in various health & wellness formulations.  Contains no waxes, oils, aloe or petroleum.

See all Performance Health Products and  Over-the-Counter (OTC) Back Pain Relievers

ColPaC Cold Therapy Cushions – Available in shapes and sizes for all body parts, these ColPaCs are great for temporary relief of back pain.  Simply chill in the freezer and apply.  You can use them over and over.

Thermotex Infrared Heating Pad – TTS Platinum–  The mother of all heating pads for back pain, infrared pad uses a deep heat therapy system to increase ciculation and promote increased blood flow.  We just got this Platinum Thermotex back in stock and they are super popular.  Get ’em while they’re hot… (I know, I know…)

See all Thermotex Products,  Heat / Heating Pads and  Hot/Cold Therapy

Confused about Hot or Cold Therapy? Read Arthritis Pain – Which is Best, Heat or Ice?

Deluxe Flexible Sock and Stocking Aid– Is your back pain making it hard to get dressed?  Don’t lose your independence.  Try one of our dressing aids.

Back Massagers – Relieve muscle tension and minor back aches with these soothing, invigorating massage products.  Many choices!

SafetySure Transfer Pivot Disk – Caregivers, listen up.  You must take care of yourself before you can take care of others.  Ensure you are both safe during patient transfers and avoid painful back injuries with this transfer pivot disk.

See all Transfer Boards and Discs, Transfer Devices and Mobility Transfer Products

Specialty Pillows – Back pain is easily caused or made worse by your sleeping habits.  Find relief in our large selection of pillows and get a great night’s sleep.  If you’re looking to reduce lower back pain and you are a side sleeper, I recommend getting a Leg Wedge Pillow as well.

Bedridden?  Take a look at our bed positioners and wedges

Cervical Traction Devices – Often used to relieve pinched nerves, these home traction sets are very popular and highly rated for reducing back and neck pain. 

Intelect TENS Unit – This portable, battery-operated TENs device is “used for the symptomatic relief and management of chronic pain and acute post-surgical or post-trauma pain”.   That’s a mouthful, but essentially it zaps your muscles with stimulating pulses that temporarily interrupt pain. 

See all Electrotherapy Products

Shoe Insoles and Heel Cups – Help relieve pain in your feet, ankles, knees, hips and back.

Abdominal Binders and Hernia Support – Support for your back, belly and nether regions.  See also Maternity Supports and Allegro’s Bariatric Back Support.

Anti-Fatigue Mats – Do you have back pain and fatigue from standing all day?  Get a cushy floor mat.  I have two of them in my kitchen.  I can cook for hours!

Still not finding your back pain remedy?  See all 300+ Back Pain Relief Products in our Shop by Condition area.  And please remember that Exercise and Fitness play a big role in reducing back pain.  It may help if you strengthen your core.

See your doctor before starting any exercise program or if you have questions or concerns about any back pain remedy.

As always, thanks for your business.

I’m so used to automated restrooms that sometimes I forget and hold my hands under my own bathroom faucet, waiting for the water to come on!  It slays me.

Now we can all go hands-free  at home or the office with everything from automated soap dispensers, faucets and toilet flushers to trashcans and paper towel dispensers.

Besides giving a new meaning to “Look Ma! No hands!”, these automated products are ideal for homes with kids or elders, people with limited hand function, modern homes, office buildings, medical offices, schools, day-care facilities and nursing homes.  They also make great gifts.

 

Allegro Medical’s Automated Products

 

Touch-Free Sensor Soap Dispenser – Stainless Steel– 100% hands free.  Our most popular touchless product, this elegant, durable soap dispenser reduces contact with germs and delivers an exact dose of soap, detergent, lotion or gel every time.  Works beautifully with any kitchen or bath decor.  

 

 Sensor Flush – Automatic Toilet Flusher – Convert your tank-style toilet into a touchless, germ free toilet in just 5 minutes.  Batteries are included and they last up to 23,000 flushes!

 

EZ Faucet Pro – Touchless Automatic Water Dispenser – Makes any existing sink faucet completely hands-free and automatic.  Helps prevent the spread of flu and infectious diseases, plus conserves water by stopping water when it is not in use.  Touch-free sensor activation.

 

Touchless Recycle Bin – 16 gallon, 2-compartment recycle bin that opens and closes automatically with the latest sensor technology.  Fits an 8 gallon trash bag in each compartment. 

 

Towel-Matic Automatic Paper Towel Dispenser – Works perfectly with all brands and sizes of home paper towels.  Guaranteed one-hand operation Makes tearing towel sheets easy and mess free!  

 

Touchless Trashcan SX Silver – 14 Gallon – Create a germ free, odor free environment with an automated trash can.  Get the latest sensor technology and a patented space saving lid opening design.  New AC power adaptor is available to save on battery cost.

See all Touchless Trash Cans

 

 Weather-Proof Fingerprint Recognition Door Locks– Everyone in your home or office has their own unique “key” that they’ll NEVER LOSE.  Their fingerprints!  Works with up to 150 fingerprint users and 78 passcode users.  Easy to install, rugged, corrosion resistant steel.

See all iTouchless products

See all Around the House for more of Allegro Medical’s simplification products.  We want to help make your life easier!

Bladder control can be an issue from potty training through adulthood, in varying degree, but can be managed discreetly and with confidence with a wide variety of incontinence products.  Find the perfect absorbency, size and type of incontinence supply from our large selection of undergarments, pads, shields, pull-ups and diapers for youth and adults.

We also carry a full line of Baby Diapers and Wipes for Newborns and Toddlers.

Which Incontinence Products are Best for Youth & Adults?

 

Training Pants and Pull Ups –The real feel of underwear with the wetness protection needed for potty-training toddlers.  Choose from name brands like Huggies, Curity and more.

 

 Youth Briefs, Underpants and Sleep Pants –  Discreet all-day incontinence protection for older kids or sleep pants for older children and teens suffering from bed-wetting.

 

Adult Protective Underwear – Get the look and feel of real underwear in an adult incontinence brief.  All sizes and absorbencies.  Choose incontinence underwear from brand names like Prevail, Depend, Tena and more.

Incontinence Pads and Shields – Day and night pads for light, moderate and heavy incontinence.  

 

Adult Disposable Diapers/Briefs – For all types of incontinence, these adult briefs are designed to be discreet and secure.  Major brands include Curity, Tena, Depend, Tranquility, Breezers and Wings.

 

 Adult Reusable Briefs – A money-saving alternative to disposable incontinence briefs or pads.

See all incontinence products including bedpads and sheeting, bed wetting solutions and disposable washcloths.

Let us know if we can be of further assistance and thanks again for being an Allegro customer.

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