Athletes and people with an active lifestyle are at a higher risk of injuring themselves than others. Sudden movements, abrupt change of pace, exercising without warm-up or not wearing the right gear can cause ligament and cartilage injuries easily. Depending on the nature and extent of injury, the musculoskeletal system can suffer trauma resulting in discomfort, pain, swelling and/or the inability to move a particular part of the body.
Orthopedic braces can be used to treat a variety of orthopedic conditions including instability, ligament sprains, deformity, fractures, and arthritis. Braces can keep the part of the body, where it is used, stable and provides support to it to prevent further injury and aid healing. They can also protect a graft post-surgically while healing.
One of the top orthopedic bracing specialists in Phoenix, Dr. Adam Farber at Phoenix Shoulder and Knee Clinic, uses orthopedic bracing effectively in the following conditions.
Knee Braces can help in –
- Knee osteoarthritis
- ACL injuries
- MCL injuries
- PCL tears
- Patellar Instability
- Cartilage Injuries
Shoulder Braces are useful in –
- Rotator Cuff tears (after surgery)
- Shoulder instability/labral tears
Elbow braces can help in case of –
- Medial and Lateral epicondylitis of the elbow (golfers & tennis elbow)
- Biceps tendon ruptures (after surgery)
- Elbow dislocations
Ankle braces are effective in –
- Achilles tendonitis or partial tears
- Ankle fractures
- Ankle sprains
Wrist braces are used for –
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- DeQuervain’s Tenoynovitis
- Intersection syndrome
- Thumb Osteoarthritis
To set up a consultation with one of the best orthopedic bracing specialists in Phoenix, call Phoenix Shoulder and Knee clinic at 480-219-3342.