Archive for November, 2012
Are you hopping around with a plaster cast on your foot and ankle? A cast boot like the one pictured above is designed to make your life a little easier. Strap this cast boot on your cast to make walking outdoors easier, protect your floors, and protect your foot.
Whatever the cause of your foot pain, your doctor decided to immobilize your foot and ankle. Your recovery can be made a little easier with a protective cast boot.
Th unique bungee closure system built into this boot make it easy to slip on and take off.
A common treatment option for heel pain is a night splint. Often times the heel pain that is felt first thing in the morning is related to plantar fasciitis. A night splint is designed to provide a gentle stretch while sleeping so upon waking there isn’t any heel pain.
Plantar fasciitis night splints come in different shapes and sizes. These foot braces are designed to be worn while sleeping – not walking. The better night splints available will have a non-slip or non-skid tread on the bottom of the braces but this is simply to help get back and forth to the bathroom or kitchen at night. Night splints are not orthopedic walking boots.
A walking boot is great alternative to a plaster cast. Walking boots can help patients get around easier, they can be removed for bathing, the liners can be laundered, and they are far more comfortable.
Walking boots can be equipped with air bladders to provide compression to help alleviate ankle and foot pain. Since applying compression to an injury can do more harm than good most “Air Walkers” require a prescription. It is not a good idea for a patient to purchase an “Air Walker” over the internet. Patients need to be fit by a qualified medical professional.
A pediatric arm sling is designed specifically for children.
It is surprising how often children are given adult extra small sizes to support their broken arms, sprained wrists, or shoulder pain. This is not an ideal solution.
Children with orthopedic injuries should be treated with orthopedic splints and braces proportional to their body sizes, not just extra small adults. Also, parents should not be charged “adult prices” for pediatric products.
Emergency rooms and immediate care clinics regularly overcharge for arm slings.
Why are professional golfers so good at golf? Because they hit a lot of golf balls. So it make sense that if you want to eliminate your slice, stick the green more often, or get out of the sand in one, you need to practice those shots.
Repetition is the key to practice. Repetitive stress can also cause elbow pain. If you have been working on your game and find that your elbow hurts, a brace designed specifically for golfer’s elbow might help.
It is important to realize that a golf elbow brace must be worn before the elbow pain starts. They are designed to prevent pain by reducing swelling. Wearing a brace like this this after your elbow starts hurting is like reading the green after your putt.
A padded elbow brace provides protection to the elbow with a substantial cushion. They are often used for conditions like tendonitis, bursitis, elbow pain, and elbow injuries.
The “memory foam” used in the cushion of these braces make them confortable and highly effective at protecting sensitive elbow injuries.
Elbow braces should be washed regularly and allowed to air dry between uses.
Why use a lacing wrist brace? There are several reasons.
1. Intimate Fit – these braces are universal in size so they are adjustable. A patient can adjust the stay pods to ensure the best fit possible.
2. Comfort – Patients can choose how tight to make the laces – this allows them to control the compression. Patients know their wrist pain – who better to decide how tight to make the wrist brace?
3. Ease of Use – These braces are easy to put on and take off. Why is that important? Well patients can only use one hand to put the brace on, and the wrist they are applying the brace to most likely hurts.
4. Protection – These wrist splints do their job. They provide protection, stability, and support.
The Tiny Titan Thumb Brace is universal sized lacing thumb and wrist brace. It offers excellent protection and stability for the little thumb that got hurt. The Tiny Titan is manufactured by Hely & Weber. Hely & Weber has been manufacturing high grade orthopedic products for close to twenty years. This thumb brace is adjustable and easy for children to use. The Tiny Titan Thumb Brace is appropriate for thumb sprains, strains, hyperextension and sports injuries. This brace is rigid enough to provide the protection you expect, and comfortable enough to be worn all day long.
Finger splints are often used to treat dislocations, finger joint pain, and finger dislocations. A baseball finger splint is usually constructed of foam and aluminum. They are easily moldable and tape isn’t required. Did you jam your finger? This type of splint can help.
A lumbar sacral orthosis is a back brace that requires a prescription and must meet specific criteria. For an insurance company to reimburse for a back brace of this caliber, the back support must be prescribed by a doctor, fit by a certified professional, and be built with rigid panels in the front and back of the brace, and the panels must extend from the sacrococcygeal junction to the T-9 vertebra.
A Lumbar Sacral Orthosis (LSO) is often used to treat back pain resulting from bulging, herniated, or slipped discs, post-operative stabilization, stenosis and facet syndrome. These braces provide very specific support, compression, and stability.