A height adjustable and tilt-able leg support can greatly increase the comfort of users with thigh, lower leg or foot injuries, but they can also be used to relieve pressure on the lower spine and coccyx. These can be used either as standalone supports when sitting in an armchair or on a sofa, or they can be utilised under certain types of desk when sitting on an office chair and using a computer. It is important that your desk design, height and shape is suitable if you intend to use the support when sitting at your computer. For example, desks with fixed, under-desk modesty panels; or desks with a central column are unlikely to provide sufficient desk depth to accommodate your office chair, your legs and a support. Whilst the 5-star castor base on these supports can mesh together with the base of your chair, you do need to check that you will be able to position the support reasonably close to your office seat to provide continuous support for your leg from the buttocks to the calf.
It is important to vary your sitting and leg position frequently when using a leg support to avoid the risk of cramp and, far more importantly, to prevent the possibility of developing a deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) in the leg. Work on a maximum of about 30 minutes before changing your leg position and, at least every hour, get up from your chair and walk around for a while to get your circulation going – let gravity and movement do its valuable work. Your body will definitely thank you for it.