Deluxe Hip Kit provides the ADL items most often recommended by therapists for post-hip surgery patients. 26" AliReach Plus Standard Reacher (#83171), Molded Sock Aid with two cords and foam handles (#8208), 17" Bath Sponge (#8224), 16-1/4", Hook-End Plastic Shoehorn (#8188), No-Tie Shoelaces (#8179), and 26" Dressing Stick (#8202).
Let’s face it. It’s confusing as to when to apply a heat pad or when you should get out the ice pack. Thankfully, the good folks at the Cleveland Clinic have created this handy dandy chart to help figure out what’s best for each situation. As an example, it suggests to use ice for
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Economy Hip/Knee Kit for the patient recovering from total hip or knee replacement surgery. Includes five items to help the user remain independent when bathing, dressing, and accomplishing other tasks. 26" Reacher or 32" AliReach Standard Reacher, Sock Aid with Foam Handles, 16" Plastic Shoehorn, Big Hook Dressing Stick, and an Hourglass-Shaped Scrub Pal.
Phalen's Sign: Phalen's test is done by pushing the back of your hands together for one minute. This compresses the carpal tunnel and is also positive when it causes the same symptoms you have been experiencing with your carpal tunnel syndrome.