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What Are Orthopedic Braces – Where Can I Buy Orthopedic Braces Online
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In laymen terms, an orthopedic brace or an orthotic is a medical device designed especially for the treatment and prevention of physical impairments in some areas of the body including but not limited to teeth, legs, knees, wrist, arms, hands, thighs, back, etc. The most common is the use of leg braces, knee braces, and thigh braces to prevent further injuries in some high contact sports players. Some common orthopedic problems for which braces are available to be bought online are runner’s knee, ACL tear, tennis elbow, scoliosis, meniscus tear, chondromalacia, Osgood-Schlatter’s disease, foot drop, golfer’s elbow, jumper’s knee, knee tendonitis, knee pain, MCL sprain, patellar tendonitis, wrist tendonitis, etc. Also, you can buy removable functional braces online for orthodontic (dental displacement) treatment. Some braces like wrist braces help in correction of work‑related overuse deformities such as long-term keyboard use. Braces also treat repetitive strain injuries related to working in the same position and style for a long period of time. Orthopedic braces immobilize a joint or body segment which helps in fast repair of tissues. Braces also help replace function and encourage mobility of the body.
These special orthopedic devices are managed by orthopedic specialists who due to their medical specialty are responsible for giving the patient diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of further physical impairments affecting the musculoskeletal system. Our musculoskeletal system consists of bones, tendons, joints, ligaments, nerves, and muscles which enable us to perform activities that require movement and flexibility. An orthopedic specialist is a highly trained professional who is responsible for treatment of problems related to the musculoskeletal health and are always prepared to address specific problems of feet, shoulders, hands, hips, knees, and spine.
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Some ortho specialists are also specialized in working with children and trauma or sports medicine.
An orthotist is a person who molds and makes braces, splints, and other orthotics.With the advent of technology, premolded orthopedic braces are available to be purchased over the counter or without the prescription of an orthopedist. These braces come in various sizes, colors, and shapes and can be bought online via trusted shopping portals using secured servers for online transactions. Also, there are different types of braces available for different types of uses. For example if you have a carpal tunnel syndrome, you can buy a brace for carpal tunnel online, and if you have a sprained ankle, you can buy ankle brace online.
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In the initial phases of development of medical technology, these special orthotics were only used by specialized orthopedists in the treatment of fetal malformations of spine and extremities; however, this technology developed rapidly and today braces, splints, and many types of orthotics are employed to take care of patients of all ages, including fetal malformations, children with developmental problems, athletes who suffer from sports injuries, elderly people who have arthritis, and all patients that due to multiple physical impairments or trauma require special treatment with this type of medical equipment.