ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

What is Arthritis - Where to Buy Braces For Arthritis?

Updated on August 17, 2012

Buy FLA Orthopedics OA/Arthritis Knee Brace /3X/LEFT/BEIGE

ITA-MED TLSO (Thoracic Lumbo Sacral Orthosis) with back pocket, Strong Support,Adult, Size: XXL and Adult - Best Arthritis Back Braces

Arthritis is an inflammation of joints, which causes limited movement, stiffness, pain, and swelling. In this painful condition, there is a breakdown of articular cartilage in charge of protecting the joint and absorbing shocks when pressure is exerted on the joints. If the amount of this cartilage decreases, the bones rub together causing friction and pain. There are around 100 types of arthritis, some are inflammatory and some are autoimmune namely osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, reactive arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, psoriatic arthritis, pseudogout, polymyositis, Lyme disease, polymyalgia rheumatica, gout, and many more. Arthritis can result from inflammation or from a bone fracture, infection, or wear and tear of the joints. The swelling usually goes away once arthritis gets treated but when arthritis is not treatable for a long period of time and also pains do not disappear, it indicates the presence of chronic arthritis and the most common form of chronic arthritis is osteoarthritis. Those who have injured a joint or are repeatedly subjected to constant overuse injuries such as ballet dancers, construction workers, typists, etc. are more likely to suffer from this condition. Overweight people are also prone to develop arthritis rather increased weight can make the condition worse.

In arthritis, a person experiences the following symptoms and they are joint pain and swelling, stiffness (especially in the mornings), heat and redness around the joint, and decreased ability to move the joint. Both men and women are affected by arthritis. In U.S. alone, there are more than 40 million people who suffer from arthritis, which is equivalent to almost one of every seven people. Early diagnosis of arthritis prevents further damage of the joints and gives a better quality of life for patients.

There are various forms of treatment available for treatment of arthritis, i.e., application of heat or cold, hydrotherapy, transcutaneous nerve stimulation, physical therapy, conservative treatment with anti-inflammatory medications, chiropractic treatment, natural treatment with herbal remedies for arthritis, surgery for chronic arthritis, and bracing and splinting or what in simple words can be said as use of orthotics to relieve and treat arthritic conditions, so there are plenty of ways to deal with this disease; but, most methods of arthritis treatment are designed to reduce pain, swelling, and stiffness, and prevent worsening of the condition due to more wear and tear of the joint.

DonJoy Oadjuster Arthritis Knee Brace
DonJoy Oadjuster Arthritis Knee Brace
Mueller Adjustable Hinged Knee Brace Instructions
Mueller Adjustable Hinged Knee Brace Instructions

For this, orthopedic doctors recommend to wear a brace to immobilize and offload the joint temporarily to relive pain and swelling. The most common types of braces used for this are offloading braces, functional braces, and rehabilitative braces. Arthritis patients most commonly use rehabilitative and functional braces. Other important braces for arthritis are off-loading braces for unicompartmental knee arthritis, functional knee braces for knee arthritis, rehabilitative braces for hand arthritis, and other joint support braces for arthritis. The purpose of braces mentioned above is to off load the joint, decrease pain, increase the ability to move the joint, and delay the need for a joint replacement surgery if any. Your orthopedic doctor is the best guide who will tell you to buy a brace for arthritis.

The selection of braces depends on the location of problem, age and size of patient, and type of braces chosen. For example, if you have knee osteoarthritis, you doctor will give you a prescription to buy a knee brace for arthritis of small, medium, or large size. He can also recommend you to wear a brace made by special brands or manufactures like DonJoy, FLA Orthopedics, Wellgate for Women, etc.

You can buy braces for knee, thumb, finger, ankle, hand, back, neck, and wrist arthritis by trusted online stores like Amazon and Ebay. If you are not able to find a brace according to your size, you can also order a custom-made brace online according to your size and specifications, but custom-made braces are always costly than company-made braces that are already in the stores.

At last, it could be said that arthritis is a severely disabling condition and conservative measures like medicines, physical therapy, brace wear, icy hot for arthritis, etc. can prevent or delay the need to undergo a major surgery and let the patient live a healthy life.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      devabrat9 

      6 years ago

      Yoga poses are among the favorite exercise to correct posture problems. There is a yoga for back pain, for weight loss, for pregnant moms and meditative yoga which is the simplest form of yoga pose.

      http://www.posturebracereviews.com

    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you so much vydyulashashi for your comment and concerns about arthritis patients.

    • vydyulashashi profile image

      vydyulashashi 

      8 years ago from Hyderabad,India

      arthritis is one of the drastic disease for many old aged people..i saw many of them suffering a lot n felt the pain they were bearing..

      hope there will be a permanent cure for this

      god bless u

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)