Many different patient groups may benefit from air-compression treatment. The characteristic of many disorders is that they are not experienced the same way by all patients, just as symptoms may vary. For this reason, we have no unequivocal picture of how, and to which extent, air compression will help the individual patient.
In this connection, it is important to mention that the YourBoots product is no medical equipment, but rather an assistive device. We therefore recommend that, in the event of serious illness, you consult your attending physician prior to taking the products into use.
- Coronary thrombosis (do not use the first 12 weeks after)
- Large outpouching of the main coronary artery
- Aggressive infections
- Infectious skin diseases (such as erysipelas
- Ongoing chemotherapy
- Acute groin hernia.
- Reduced renal function
- Large varicose veins
Pursuant to section 112 & 113 of the Danish Social Services Act (link) (in Danish only), chronic patients are entitled to apply to their municipality for support in connections with assistive devices that:
- to a significant extent will remedy permanent consequences of the reduced functional capacity,
- to a significant extent will make it easier to cope with daily life at home, or
- will be necessary for the individual’s capacity to perform a trade.
For purposes of assisting the municipalities, all our products are available on Hjælpemiddelbasen (the Danish database for assistive products). (link)
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, neurological disease of the central nervous system that affect about 16,000 people in Denmark. It is considered an autoimmune disease and occurs in 3 different versions – relapsing-remitting, secondary progressive, and primary progressive multiple sclerosis, with the relapsing-remitting being the most widespread. It is a disease that has highly different symptoms. But for the relapsing-remitting version, symptoms occur as visual disturbances, sensitivity disturbances and reduced power in arms and legs as well as tiredness, problems with balance, neuropathic pain, spasticity, bladder problems, and cognitive problems – such as memory problems and coordination and learning disabilities. After exercising, people suffering from MS require longer recovery time and will have increased build-up of waste substances.
Application of YourBoots may have a beneficial effect on recovery time and cause a reduction in waste substances, pain and spasticity, as the boots will generate improved blood flow through the muscular system. Thus, both legs and arms will feel less heavy, the pains will disappear, sensitivity disturbances will be less pronounced – owing to the release of waste substances.
Fibromyalgia is characterised by musculoskeletal pain. Patients experience pain throughout most of the body, frequently originating from one definite area of the body, from which the pain will subsequently spread out.
The condition is characterised as a pain syndrome. A syndrome is a collection of symptoms and signs of which the triggering cause is as yet unknown.
Frequently the condition becomes increasing obvious. Many people suffering from fibromyalgia have experienced distress since their early youth. Most patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia experience progressive impairment. They find it difficult to live with the pain.
To some fibromyalgia patients, air compression (YourBoots) may have a pain-relieving effect during treatment. Similarly, the compression affects the parasympathetic nervous system, making the body relax – and some patients consider it easier to fall asleep after treatment, and likewise they will experience a more constant sleep.
Parkinson’s disease is often linked with movement issues. Frequently, the disease begins by trembling, whereupon movement will be affected, and muscular stiffness sets in. In addition, there are a number of non-motor symptoms – such as e.g. disruptive sleep as well as cognitive and gastrointestinal symptoms.
To some patients suffering from Parkinson’s, the muscle treatment provided by YourBoots may alleviate the muscular stiffness. Similarly, the increased blood circulation may have beneficial effects on movement and walking.
Oedema, lymphoedema and lipoedema, and the difference between these:
Oedema occurs as a consequence of injured tissue and is transient. An oedema may, for instance, appear after a fall or a fracture. Typically, an oedema occurring after trauma or an operation can be completely removed.
Lymphoedema is the name of a chronic condition/disease which will occur if the lymphatic system is constantly overloaded or as a late-stage injury following cancer operation or radiation treatment because of the removal of lymph nodes. Lymphoedema cannot be cured but, through treatment with air compression, they can be reduced, alleviated, and prevented from further development. Lymphoedema is divided into primary and secondary Lymphoedema.
Lipoedema symmetrically increased amount of abnormal fatty tissue on hips, thighs and upper arms (at a later stage also on lower legs, forearms and the neck). As feet and hands are not affected, this creates a “bracelet” effect or a “ribbonlike” appearance just above ankles and wrists
This disease targets women in particular but may, in seldom cases, also affect men.
Primary lymphoedema is a congenital disease which often appears during the teenage years or in early youth, whereas secondary lymphoedema will occur in the wake of an operation, radiation, or wounds of trauma that have damaged the lymph system.
You distinguish between 3 stages of Lymphoedema (4 stages if we include stage 0 – the latency stage)
Stage 1: (reversible stage)
The lymph system is strained and a protein-rich, soft oedema will arise. This oedema is pliable upon touch.
When the arm or leg is raised, the oedema will be reduced.
Stage 2: (irreversible stage)
The oedema is permanent and characterised by the pronounced formation of connective tissue.
The oedema becomes hard, is no longer pliable upon touch, and will not be reduced by elevation.
Stage 3: (elephantiatis)
The swelling is extreme and the skin is hard and thickened. Severe folds may arise. There is a high risk of skin infection (Erysipelas/St. Anthony’s fire) – with the development of deep wounds of which healing is complicated.
It is important to treat lymphoedema at as early a stage as possible in order to keep the development in check. This can be done in several ways, preferable through a combination of the following:
Apply cream on a daily basis to keep the skin as soft and pliable as possible.
Use compression stockings on a daily basis.
Use air compression (YourBoots), preferably on a daily basis – or as needed, using a pressure of 30-60mmHg.
Symptoms of Lipoedema:
- A feeling of heaviness in the legs
- Puffy legs
- Considerable leg pain and pain upon touch
- Discomfort when walking.
Not much is known about the treatment of lipoedema – as compared with other oedema disorders. However, many patients benefit from compression, by way of compression stockings as well air compression (YourBoots).
5 stars, definitely. Came in for a test and was sold at once. Suffered a knee injury a fortnight ago, and at the A&E department, they told me that – owing to a large swelling of my knee – I should expect at least 1½ month before I would be able to walk again. But even after 9 days, I could walk without crutches, and my summer holiday has been saved. Looking forward to beginning to use them after strenuous bike training.
- Kim Norup Fjeldsted
Yourboots and COOL sleeves definitely rank among my best investments – for myself and my training. I’m on my twelfth year as a sclerosis patient, and through exercises and lifestyle, I’ve freed myself from medication as well as sensory disturbance. BUT I suffer from restless legs, spasticity, and occasional pains – especially in the evening and after strenuous exercising. I run, I’m a biking instructor, I work out and I go ice swimming – all in all 5 times a week.
In addition, I recuperate at a much slower rate as compared with healthy people, and I therefore often risk to over-train myself, if I’m not extremely careful. So it’s always a race between training sufficiently hard to keep the symptoms at bay and managing to recuperate properly between training sessions.
I have now tested both Recovery Boots and COOL with treatment a few times a week, but also – for the past week – on a daily basis. And the effect it has on my legs is absolutely fabulous. Gone are the restlessness and the spasticity as well as the pain I used to experience in the evening. And my legs feel super light after each treatment. It is as if I were ready to take on new training immediately afterwards. And then there is the added bonus that, at the same time, the thighs are left crisp and wonderful 🙂
I recommend YourBoots warmly – not only are they two amazing products, but you also get top-notch service from Pia Maria – you can look forward to feeling the difference.
- Franciska Vesterholm
I can warmly recommend YourBoots!
As I suffer from constant pain in my legs owing to Fibromyalgia, I thought I’d better give them a try. And, since buying them, I have used them on a daily basis and now have an entirely different quality of life. Now, I only seldom experience leg pain and, at the same time, my legs no longer feel as “stiff” and fluid-filled as before.
A few family members likewise joined the club and have bought themselves a pair, because they really do good! 🙏
In addition to a fantastic product, the customer service is marvellous! Very helpful, immediately solves problems the moment they occur🙏
- Nathalie Sørup Knutson