Shoes • Elbow Braces
Hand & Wrist
Braces • Medical
Walking Boots • Orthotics
Post-operative shoes make it easy to recover from foot operations.
These shoes allow you to have mobility, help you maintain your
strength, keep dressing clean and toes dry, minimize the pressure
on wounds for faster healing, and provide protection following
post-operative procedures and forefoot trauma. These shoes
offer an adjustable fit and are constructed with supportive materials
to help you recover safely.
Elbow braces are designed to handle post-operative elbow arthroscopy,
severe elbow strains, and ligament trauma.These braces will help
restore the range of movement in the elbow joint following elbow
surgery, elbow injury, or forearm surgery by immobilizing your
elbow with adjustable ROM features; decreasing the usage of anti-inflammatory
medications; decreasing pain symptoms; improving elbow joint function
and improving post injury/post surgery recovery.
Hand & Wrist Braces
In addition to medication and surgery there are many things you
can do on your own or with your doctor or hand therapist to
relieve hand pain and perform daily activities.
Splints and braces.
Splints and braces made of neoprene, metal
and other materials are used in the treatment of arthritis,
injuries or other conditions of the wrist and fingers. For
example, a splint
that immobilizes the wrist may be prescribed for nighttime
use to relieve the tingling and numbness of carpal tunnel
syndrome or to provide rest and support for arthritis in the
splints may be used to help fractured or dislocated fingers
heal or to prevent deformities in fingers affected by rheumatoid
Splints and braces may be prefabricated or custom made by
Splints and braces are commonly used
for the treatment of arthritis, injuries or other conditions of
typically made of neoprene, metal and other materials.
A splint or brace can be used to immobilize the wrist and helps
tingling and numbness of patients with carpal tunnel syndrome.
It can also provide rest and support for arthritis in the
wrist. In cases where there is a fracture or dislocated
splints may be helpful with the healing process or prevent
finger deformities caused by rheumatoid arthritis. Both
splints and braces
can be custom made or prefabricated by a hand therapist
to accommodate the patients.
Medical walking boots are an essential
part of recovery to the foot and ankle injury or after surgery.
They are most commonly used for stress fractures, shin splints,
broken foot or ankle bones and severe ankle sprains. Medical
walking boots play an important role in protecting and immobilizing
foot, allowing weight to slowly be added onto the injured foot
in order to have a successful and full recovery.
of the surgeries that we perform, immobilization of the foot/ankle
is required and the recovery time is unique
to the types of surgery performed. For example, ligaments
can take an average of 6 weeks to heal, so immobilizing the leg
will keep the repair from spreading apart. As part of the
process, we also allow increments of weight-bearing and motion
in two cast phases and follow up with physical therapy to
give back strength and balance to our patients.
- Ankle/Foot immobilization
- Post surgery protection
- Decrease anti-inflammatory medications
- Decrease pain symptoms
A foot pad or heel insert purchased at your local pharmacy
or sporting goods store is an orthotic device. So is a custom-molded,
individually designed shoe insert or ankle brace. Orthotic
devices like these are frequently used to treat various conditions
the foot and ankle. They are often very effective in relieving
Orthotic devices may be recommended for several reasons,
- Aligning and supporting the foot or ankle
- Preventing, correcting
or accommodating foot deformities
- Improving the overall
function of the foot or ankle
For example, a wedge inserted
into the inner (medial) side of the sole of a shoe can be used to help support
a flatfoot, thus reducing the risk of tendinitis.
An ankle-foot brace can help relieve the pain of rheumatoid arthritis in
the heel or ankle. A heel flare can be used to increase support
and help prevent
ankle sprains. Heel cushions can help absorb impact and relieve stress on
the heel and ankle when you walk or run. The type of orthosis
recommended by your
doctor will depend on your symptoms, the underlying cause for those symptoms,
and the shape of your feet. In some cases, your doctor may prescribe an insert
or pad; in other cases, modifications to your shoes may be necessary.
custom orthoses are considerably more expensive than off-the-shelf devices,
they last much longer and provide more support or correction.
In some cases,
however, an over-the-counter device can be just as effective, particularly
when combined with a stretching and exercise program. In the past,
plaster molds of
the foot were used to construct the custom-made orthosis. Now, computerized
foot analysis is often used to develop orthoses that more accurately
reflect the dynamics
of your gait.
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