Orthopaedic shoes and braces help improve your quality of life when your body is affected by an illness, accident or cause. They can provide comfort and support, replace or improve activity and promote healing.
Orthopaedic braces and shoes are medical devices that are designed to treat musculoskeletal problems; they are used to adjust correctly, position, support, stabilize and protect body parts (especially muscles, joints and bones) in case of recovery or trauma. These medical devices are usually reserved for the patient during healing and recovery.
However, it is essential to keep in mind that Orthopaedic equipment should only be performed with the advice or recommendations of a doctor and orthopedist. The clinic handles prescription, administration, maintenance, and monitoring of Orthopaedic braces and other orthoses.
Orthopaedic devices can be used in many ways. They can be prescribed to prevent the movement of limbs, certain parts of the body or joints over a period of time. This can be very important to facilitate recovery and where it should be when body parts are just recovering. Braces are often installed to restrict and facilitate general movement, remove weights from healing or injured joints and muscles, and correct shape and function to reduce pain and facilitate better mobility. Orthopaedic braces can also be provided for injured or fractured patients to facilitate muscle recovery.
Who uses them?
Patients often talk to their healthcare provider or General Practitioners, who is then referred to an orthopedist. Patients who have suffered injuries such as swelling, cuts, muscle tension, joints and fractures can benefit from orthopaedic braces.
Sports-related injuries increase with the number of sports. Athletes focus on sports-related activities such as running, cycling and more. Although they benefit from health through such activities, they are more susceptible to injuries that can cause ligament damage. Indoor athletes are at high risk of ankle fractures. Therefore, they are expected to create a high demand for ankle braces. In addition, orthopedists recommend ankle braces after knee surgery.
After wearing these medical devices for as long as your doctor decides, the patient should be fully functional and gain mobility in the affected area.
Failure to follow the doctor’s instructions or having braces without medication may result in injury or danger to the patient.