Archive for October, 2013

New Knee Brace for Osteoarthritis

October 27, 2013 @ 4:02 pm posted by Brace and Support Help


The new Knee Brace for Osteoarthritis is now available at Heritage Medical Equipment.  This knee brace is indicated for patients who experience knee pain due to arthritis on one side of their knee or the other.  This unloading knee brace (also called an off-loading knee brace) applies pressure to the knee that opens (or unloads) the joint space.  Pain is relieved by opening the joint space.

Most unloading knee braces cost over $1000.  This is an inexpensive alternative that should absolutely be tried before spending big money at an orthopedic clinic.  This brace will apply warmth, compression, and gentle unloading to arthritic knees.

The top and bottom of this unloading brace have independent closures which make it easy to put on and take off.  Relieve your knee pain without drugs, without surgery, and without expensive custom knee orthotics.

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Plantar Fasciitis Night Brace

October 22, 2013 @ 10:45 am posted by Brace and Support Help
Comfortable to Sleep In

Comfortable to Sleep In

Night splints for heel pain are an effective treatment option.  However they are often uncomfortable to sleep in, and make walking around if you have to get up out of bed difficult.

The heel wrap pictured above is a nice alternative to a big honking night splint.  Now you won’t get as much of a stretch with this wrap as you will a traditional plantar fasciitis night splint, but for those nights where you have to get to sleep, and need to be able to walk in the morning, this is a fine solution.

This foot brace coast $19.45 on the Heritage Medical Equipment website.  Click here to learn more about this plantar fasciitis wrap, and other types of plantar fasciitis night splints.


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Patella Knee Brace

October 17, 2013 @ 9:54 am posted by Brace and Support Help


There are many different knee braces out there.  Some provide protection, some provide stability, some unload arthritic knee joints, some help with tendonitis, and some are designed specifically for controlling the knee cap.

If you are among the many people who suffer with knee pain caused by patella (knee cap) tracking issues you might consider trying the Shields knee brace, available at Heritage Medical Equipment.  Click here to learn more about this patella knee brace.

The Shields Brace was designed by an orthopedic surgeon, Clarence Shields.  Dr. Shields wanted a knee brace that mimics the taping therapy patients receive from athletic trainers.  So that’s what his knee brace does.  The buttress actually grabs the knee cap and positions the patella to relieve pain.

Return to activity without drugs or surgery.  This treatment option is definitely worth trying.

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