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Boots Tubigrip Support Bandage
Member Name: xxfoxyredxx
Boots Tubigrip Support Bandage
Date: 02/11/10, updated on 28/12/10 (338 review reads)
Advantages: Easy to use and are great quality and value for money
Disadvantages: None really
Of late I have really suffered with a bad ankle. Well I call it my ankle its actually my Achilles and it kills all the time and I'm forever moaning about it! I have had it looked over by the Doctor and basically he gave me cream to rub on it and told me its to do with my sciatica I suffer from, but for now that was all he could suggest to help and to my dismay the cream he prescribed doesn't help me at all sadly.
However my Achilles throbs, I struggle to walk on my foot at times and can't put pressure on it so my mate (bless her heart) purchased me one of these whilst she was in Boots to see if that would help me.
The box my support bandage came in is green and on the front of it the bandage is shown being used on a hand, an arm, a foot and a knee and we are told that it is Boots Pharmaceuticals Tubigrip Support Bandage 'Flexible support, east to apply, provides even pressure' and I am told my size is size D 'For large wrist, large elbow, medium ankle, small knee' and that it measures 7.5cm x 1m. Other information on the back of the box includes being told a bit more about the product and advise on how to use it and contact details for Boots are given.
The Bandage Itself:
The bandage is an an off white tubular, elasticated length of bandage and designed to to give a firm but still comfortable support for Sprain's, strains and weak joints. It is hand washable and smooth and you simply pull it on to where you want it. You can cut it to size with a pair of scissors with ease if need be too.
You simply need to cover the limb thats in pain and that is it. Choose the right size like mine is it gently grips, doesn't roll down and I was impressed cos I needed to cut mine and it hasn't frayed at all where it was cut although I have used it often and washed it a fair few times!
This needs to be doubled over to create a second layer and I find it really comfortable to use and again I have never found it to become loose or give up its elasticity even over time.
However I can't say it helped me with my Achilles to be totally honest, I think the pain is to bad there but I did find it helped it not to swell so much and I did feel it was protected at least.
I recommend these bandages however as I think they are great quality and last ages so work out good value for money!
They come in a variety of sizes (to fit most joints) and of course are priced accordingly. My size D one cost
£3.29 and these are only available in Boots stores.
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
Summary: A great buy for people who need something like this!
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