Durable Medical Equipment Bracing

All American Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeons located in Clear Lake, Houston, TX

Joints and muscles often need support while they heal to keep pressure off the tissues. If you have an injury or develop a degenerative condition like arthritis, the board-certified orthopedic surgeons at All American Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute in Houston, Texas, use durable medical equipment bracing to give your muscles and joints a better chance of recovery. To benefit from their expertise in bracing techniques, call or book an appointment online today.

Durable Medical Equipment Bracing Q & A

What is durable medical equipment bracing?

Durable medical equipment bracing is a method of providing support that lasts for months or sometimes years.

Bracing helps areas of your body that require reinforcement following an injury to your musculoskeletal system. You might also need durable medical equipment bracing to support an inguinal or groin hernia following surgery.

Durable medical equipment bracing is a safe, non-invasive treatment that gives your body a chance to heal and assists with chronic pain management. Correct use of braces can help you minimize the use of strong prescription painkillers or even avoid them altogether.

When might I need durable medical equipment bracing?

You might benefit from the use of durable medical equipment bracing if you have a condition such as:

  • Arthritis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Patellar (kneecap) injury
  • ACL tear
  • Muscle strain
  • Bulging vertebral disc
  • Tendinitis
  • Dislocated shoulder

Durable medical equipment bracing helps to strengthen weakened joints or tissues, which reduces pain and disability and helps you participate fully in your physical therapy program.

It can also help prevent sports injuries, so if you’re physically active you might benefit from wearing a brace to protect vulnerable joints or muscles.

What types of durable medical equipment bracing are available?

All American Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute provides a comprehensive range of durable medical equipment braces. Their braces fit different parts of your body and offer variable levels of support.

Durable medical equipment braces made from softer materials like neoprene are suitable for supporting muscles and joints if you have a mild strain or you want to protect your muscles and joints from injury.

Durable medical equipment bracing for severe injuries and braces that provide postoperative support often need to be stiffer. They still have either a degree of flexibility or use hinges so you can move more easily.

These types of braces may consist of plastic or a lightweight metal such as aluminum. Materials like these provide the necessary support without adding weight and extra stress to your joints and muscles.

How do I get access to durable medical equipment bracing?

If you could benefit from durable medical equipment bracing, your physical therapist makes an expert assessment of your condition and fits you with the most appropriate brace.

Find out how All American Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute’s expertise in durable medical equipment bracing could help you by calling the office or booking an appointment online today.