Most sport bracing solutions help treat the foot, ankle, knee, elbow, or wrist. Some solutions are designed to provide support and reduce risk of injury, and may be used long-term, while other orthoses are meant to help heal a sports injury, and are only needed short-term.
Caring for an Injury
The ultimate goal of a sports orthoses is to support the injured athlete, so function and mobility can be restored to the highest possible level. Caring for injured athletes requires an in-depth evaluation that includes not only understanding the person’s injury, but also their motivation and ultimate goals for reestablishing their activity level.
Proper bracing can help common sports injuries, including sprains, tendonitis, dislocations, and fractures, heal more quickly and safely. From Morton’s neuroma to tennis elbow to iliotibial band syndrome, there is usually a brace that can help. Care plans will vary depending on your ultimate goal, which can include a wish to return to the prior activity or simply to prevent further injury.
Injury Prevention and Pain Management
Supportive bracing solutions can help treat chronic pain from conditions like osteoarthritis and congenital joint issues, helping you continue the activities you love while reducing the risk for exacerbated symptoms or injury.
Your orthotist will discuss the best options for you, ranging from prefabricated braces to custom-fit orthotics, based on your needs and goals.
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