A well-fitted, properly prescribed brace or splint can provide the stability your joints, tendons, and bones need to heal from injury and reduce pain. However, braces that don’t fit or aren’t the right kind can cause more harm than good. That’s why, at Wake Sports Medicine in Raleigh, NC we will evaluate whether you might benefit from wearing a brace or splint to reduce your pain and improve your symptoms and ensure you get the right fit for your needs.
Types of Braces and DME Equipment
We carry a variety of braces in our clinic and specialize in making sure that you are paired with the right one that fits appropriately and matches your lifestyle. Some of the braces and other DME equipment we carry are:
- Knee Unloaders
- Knee Supports
- Hinged Knee Braces
- Ankle Supports
- Walking Cast Boots
Being fitted for a knee brace and other rehabilitation equipment is a challenge if you’re not experienced. At Wake Sports Medicine in Raleigh, NC, we have our skilled team ready to properly fit you for the correct piece of equipment
How does a brace help relieve joint pain?
Joint pain is caused by a variety of factors, including arthritis, tendonitis, and injury. When you have arthritis there is a great deal of friction within the joint, and this, in turn, causes inflammation and pain. A brace can sometimes stabilize the area and reduce the joint pain.
Wake Sports Medicine carries some very high tech braces that are also called unloading braces for the knee in particular. An unloader brace will actually change the forces in the knee to alleviate knee joint pain. This is a great option for patients that have specific knee arthritis but want to stay active.
Can a brace help avoid knee surgery?
In many cases, a good brace coupled with a viscosupplementation injection will give the patient long-lasting pain relief, and sometimes help them delay or avoid a knee replacement. For more information about braces and how they can help, contact us at our Raleigh, NC office.