Whether you have a sprained ankle from a sports injury or you’re dealing with a chronic condition, bracing may be a helpful way to manage your pain.
By stabilizing the affected area and supporting your joints, an orthopedic brace may help:
Improve your overall mobility
Furthermore, immobilizing the affected area with a brace may speed up the healing process and prevent further injury. At Alliance Orthopedics, we use orthopedic bracing along with other pain management treatments to help our patients get better faster.
The Bracing Process
The bracing process begins with a consultation with one of our orthopedic specialists. We will evaluate your condition and work with you to determine the best type of brace for your condition and lifestyle.
Once you have been fitted with a brace, it is essential to wear it as prescribed. This may mean wearing it all the time or only when experiencing pain. A specialist at Alliance Orthopedics will instruct you on how to properly put on and take off your brace as well as how often you should wear it. It is also important to follow up regularly to ensure the brace provides the desired results.
Moreover, you may be asked to perform certain exercises or physical therapy to strengthen the muscles around the brace. This may help to support your joints and prevent further injury.