Knee and Low Back Bracing

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Knee and Low Back Bracing can Reduce Pain and Improve Mobility

Particularly as people age or as individuals recover from injury or surgery, knee and back bracing can provide an extra set of support, thusly reducing pain, increasing mobility, and improving quality of life.

Who Should Get Knee and Low Back Bracing?

For those suffering from a painful condition such as osteoarthritis, meniscus injury (knee injury), or a ligament injury, bracing can be an easy-to-use, low-cost, and non-invasive way of providing relief.

How to Find the Right Low Back Brace

Patients who suffer from back pain should seek medical help from their physician or chiropractor. A specialist can fit the patient into a specific back brace that works for them. Quoting Spine Health, “Lower back braces vary in composition to help address a range of back pain conditions, from severe muscle strain to postoperative healing. Most back braces are made from similar materials, but differ in their rigidity and postural control. Generally, back braces are categorized as flexible, semi-rigid, and rigid. Rigid braces tend to be used for moderate to severe cases of pain and/or instability, such as to assist healing of spinal fractures or after back surgery. Semi-rigid and flexible braces are used for more mild or moderate pain.”

As one can see, choosing the right back brace is essential in maximizing the results a patient gets out of utilizing brace support.

How to Find the Right Knee Brace

Similar to finding the right low back brace, it’s essential to seek the advice of an expert before purchasing a knee brace. There are thousands upon thousands of knee braces available, and every company that makes them will say their brace is the best. Better to have a consultation with your doctor and determine the right treatment plan and products needed for knee bracing and overall knee health

Questions to Ask a Specialist in Knee and Low Back Bracing

When considering whether or not bracing is right for you, ask your doctor these questions:

  • Do I need a knee or back brace?
  • What kind of knee or back brace is appropriate for my injury or condition?
  • Can I do any stretches, exercises, or routines to prevent a knee or back injury?
  • What can I do if the knee or back brace doesn’t help? Should I try a different brace?
  • Are there stretches or exercises I can do to help my knee or back heal from an injury or operation?

To see if a knee brace or a low back brace is right for you, contact Foundations Health and Physical Medicine.