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    pillow for heels

    Hi, im after a dedicated pillow for my heels while in bed to keep them off the bed, im wondering if anyone already has one and can let me know where to buy one or has any info on something similar, i was thinking there would be a pillow that has 2 grooves for each leg if that makes sense and also with those grooves would stop feet from sliding off, thanks.

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    Lots of these available, although they don't work well for any position except laying flat on your back, and if you have a lot of spasms, your legs may not stay in place.

    Here is one from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Elevated-Micr.../dp/B01C7CJ1FS

    Here is another: http://heelzup.com/heelzup/


    If you turn at night, or if you have a lot of leg spasms, you may want to go with something like this, although these can actually cause heel pressure if you have a lot of hip/knee flexion spasms:

    On Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/ALIMED-60456-.../dp/B073QV9DJK

    or this one: https://www.dermasaver.com/collectio...levator-bd1300


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    the first one is what i had in mind, i lie on my back and just use a pillow along one side to tilt me slightly but thats it, now to find one in the uk :P

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    Search under "heel elevating pillows".

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    I use a sheepskin under my lower legs and feet. It eliminated my red heels and is a lot less confining than the pillow props that I tried first. It works great when I roll to the side too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by endo_aftermath View Post
    I use a sheepskin under my lower legs and feet. It eliminated my red heels and is a lot less confining than the pillow props that I tried first. It works great when I roll to the side too.
    I do the same.

    I found that when I have use the "doughnuts" and elevating foam cushions/ booties pictured above that they transferred a lot of pressure on to my sacrum and that hasn't been good.

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    thanks, so sheepskin is pressure relieving? is it just a bit of flat sheepskin or does it have like stuffing? like a pillow?

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    It's just a flat medical sheepskin. Many vendors, but I got mine from https://www.sheepskintown.com/medica...kin-p-242.html

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    Isn't it better to go with "boots" that simultaneously pull the toes up to prevent shortening of the Achilles tendon?
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