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Our joints are miracles of evolution. Bone connected through tissues known as ligaments, with a bit of fluid between them, help us accomplish so much. But when overworked, they can get injured, causing great discomfort. Apart from the pain, non-functional joints can make doing even the most basic tasks almost impossible. The good news, however, is that there are braces that can help you in such situations, providing support and ensuring quick recovery. However, to get the maximum benefit, you need to choose the right brace for your condition. This is where Aidful’s brace advisor can help.
Know the Injured Part
There are different types of braces for different body parts:
- Knee braces
- Shoulder braces
- Elbow braces
- Lower back braces
- Ankle braces
If you have a knee injury and you unknowingly buy an elbow brace, it wouldn’t do much good.
Know the Type of Damage
Commonly, people suffer from 3 types of injuries:
Also, known as bruises, contusions are injuries to your bone or tissue, where the skin is not ruptured. The blood vessels get damaged and bleed internally, causing a change in the color of the tissue. In case of a contusion, a compression sleeve can be beneficial. They promote blood flow to the area, which increases the presence of oxygen and nutrients. This promotes healing and reduces pain.
Sprains are caused when your capsule or ligament gets overstretched or torn. Sprains are commonly experienced in the ankles and wrists, and can be highly painful. For ankle sprains, a brace with a strap is recommended. It stabilizes the joint and reduces the strain on it, fast tracking recovery. If the injury is less severe, a compression sleeve can be helpful. Compression sleeves offer less support but greater range of motion.
Elongation is an injury that occurs when the muscles are stretched beyond their capacity. This causes the muscle fibers to rear. Wearing a compression sleeves or a brace with support can be helpful for this.
Type of Injury
There are also injuries specific to an area.
Braces for Knee Injuries
The types of knee injuries include:
- Meniscus tears
- ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) injury
For meniscus injuries, a hinged knee brace with patella support is recommended. For ACL, however, just a hinged knee brace would be sufficient. Once your pain & inflammation reduces, you can switch to compression sleeves with stabilizer support.
Braces for Shoulder Injuries
The types of shoulder injuries are:
- Rotator cuff tear
For shoulder arthritis, rotator cuff injuries and fractures, Aidfull shoulder braces with compression sleeve support can help manage your symptoms and speed up recovery.
Braces for Elbow Injuries
The types of elbow injuries that can be managed using a brace are:
- Tennis Elbow Injury
- Golfer’s Elbow
For tenonitis, an elbow splint is recommended. For tennis or golfer’s elbow, an elbow strap with an EVA pad is a great choice.
Braces for Ankle Injuries
The different types of ankle injuries that can be treated with the help of braces are:
- Achilles Bursitis
- Ankle Sprain
- Flat Foot
For Achilles Bursitis, a dorsal night splint, contracture splint, or a premium high-top cam walker boot are recommended. For flat foot, an ankle brace or a silicon sleeve can be helpful.
The brace advisor can help you find the best brace for your injury. Check choose from the highest quality products, check out our catalogue.