Maintain Your Routine With Braces To Beat The Pain
Maintaining a normal routine with pain is possible — it just needs a little extra support. That’s where braces come in. Supportive braces provide the much-needed stability, compression and/or protection in times of pain, injury or surgical recovery and, help you continue and embrace life.
- Back Braces: Back pain can disrupt your life and change your regular routine into a thing to dread. Back pain causing conditions like lumbar instability, chronic lumbar instability, a herniated lumbar disc, or even just plain old back pain can be treated simply and effectively with back braces. Back braces are not a replacement for your muscles; the idea is to protect your back while you work on strengthening the muscles through light exercise or physical therapy. Back braces should be ideally worn for 2-3 hours a day especially during activities that may aggravate the pain, such as gardening, prolonged standing or walking, and sporting activities.
- Wrist Braces: Modern life is highly dependent on repetitive motions such as typing, driving, writing which can take a toll on your wrists. Using a wrist brace provides comfort and support while reducing swelling and pain that can arise due to the strain of such activities or conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome, a fracture, tendonitis or arthritis. Wrist braces may be worn for extended periods of time during activities that cause pain, like working, gardening, cleaning or even sleeping.
- Knee Braces: A fully functional knee is not only a key part of an active lifestyle but also one of the more troublesome parts of the body as they bear the entire weight of the body. Degenerative changes, sports injuries and trauma to this part can make it extremely difficult to walk and stand, let alone exercise or enjoy sporting activities. Knee braces help solve the problems arising from these conditions and come in a variety of forms depending on the support, compression and pressure relief they provide. Although knee braces are not designed for contact sports like football, knee braces can be particularly helpful during activities like walking, basketball, softball, hiking, skiing and other exercises.
- Cervical Brace: A lot rests on your neck, for starters, your head. From rapidly turning to simply holding up your heavy head, your neck goes through a lot. So it is not surprising that it can suffer debilitating pain as seen in cases of whiplash, severe sprain, and traumatic injury. In this cases, a cervical brace allows your neck time to heal as your muscles regain their strength. Cervical braces may be used alongside physical therapy. They may be worn for prolonged periods of time, if kept clean, but should never be worn while driving or sleeping unless advised by your doctor.
Pain whether temporary or chronic has the capability to disrupt your normal routine, but with the right brace, you can not only continue your daily routine, but you can also support and help your body heal faster and with better results.