The use of medical braces is a common practice for the treatment of a variety of orthopedic conditions. Although not all diagnoses are effectively treated with orthopedic bracing, numerous conditions can be improved by an appropriate brace when prescribed by an orthopedic doctor in Phoenix. Here at Phoenix Shoulder and Knee we can help determine if your condition may improve with orthopedic bracing. If you are candidate for a brace we can also arrange for the appropriate brace to be applied and fit to your comfort.
Conditions that may be treated with bracing:
Orthopedic braces can be used to treat a variety of joint conditions including instability, ligament sprains, deformity, fractures, and arthritis. Orthopedic braces are commonly used successfully in the following conditions:
- Medial and Lateral epicondylitis of the elbow (golfers & tennis elbow)
- Biceps tendon ruptures (after surgery)
- Elbow dislocations
- Achilles tendonitis or partial tears
- Ankle fractures
- Ankle sprains
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- DeQuervain’s tenoynovitis
- Intersection syndrome
- Thumb Osteoarthritis
Examples of Commonly Used Orthopedic Braces:
If you think that you have a condition that may be improved by orthopedic bracing, please discuss this with Dr. Farber.