Bracing is the practice of providing supportive equipment to help offload painful areas of the body or to provide assistance with movement of the affected area.
IS BRACING RIGHT FOR ME?
How does the treatment work?
Depending on the area being treated, your provider may order a brace for your affected area
What kind of results can I expect?
Bracing can serve as a reminder to use proper posture and technique with your affected areas, so as not to cause further damage or injury. Bracing can also serve to offload the affected joints and prevent further damage. Additionally, certain types of braces have spring loading mechanisms and allow improved functioning.
How long does it last?
Bracing generally lasts as long as you are wearing the brace.
What kind of activities can I do?
Your provider will discuss what activities are safe for you to do based on your medical conditions.