Back and Knee Braces Questions and Answers
If you suffer from back or knee pain and need a brace to help alleviate the pain, then please come to PC Medical Centers! We provide back and knee braces to help support your back, knees, sprains, or chronic pain conditions in Cape Girardeau, MO. For more information, please call us or book an appointment online.
Sometimes all a patient needs to get around and get by is a bit of support. We can provide this support here at PC Medical Centers, your local provider of back and knee braces in Cape Girardeau, MO. Braces work well for many patients, offering a long-term solution to many patient’s long-time problems, or a solution to something like an injury. Connect with us today if you believe you or someone you care about would benefit from a brace.
Why would I need a knee brace?
It might be that an injury, chronic pain, or a recent surgery is limiting your movement and mobility, and if so, then a knee brace may help a lot. By restricting your range of motion, a knee brace or knee support can ease pain, help you heal, and stabilize your joints. Also, the brace or support can help prevent further injury or even an injury in the first place. This is helpful for athletes concerned about injuring or further injuring their knee or knees. There are other reasons to wear a knee brace or support, like for reinforcement during or after physical therapy, and often older patients wear a brace/support for extra strength and to increase their range of motion over time.
What is the difference between a knee brace and knee support?
Generally, a knee brace is used to protect the knee from damage or further damage during everyday activities or sports. One can also be used to help a patient heal from an injury or surgery and improve the function of the knee when normal function is impaired. There are different kinds of knee braces for different issues, and even braces for people with osteoarthritis in the knees.
Knee supports, or knee sleeves, are quite common, often worn by athletes and sometimes by casual exercisers. With a sleeve, compression is applied around the knee joint and support is offered for the entire knee, including its tendons and ligaments. A sleeve can be worn for some injuries, but often a brace is the better device to help a patient heal or help with their mobility.
Do back braces really help?
In many cases, a back brace can help, such as after certain operations, with facet syndrome, with chronic or traumatic instability, for a herniated or bulging disc, for spinal stenosis, for managing a fracture, for postural back pain, or for degenerative disc disease.
A back brace can provide spine stabilization and help a patient move around and get up from sitting or lying down much more easily. With a back brace, mobility can be improved and so can injury recovery. A back brace very likely won’t cause muscle weakness or make you reliant on it, so these objections are mostly myths.
What is the best back brace for back pain?
For lower back pain relief or back pain in general, a back brace may help a lot. There are different braces available, including some nonprescription braces, but you should talk to a professional before getting a back brace, and the professional will help you find the best brace for you and your needs.
Here at PC Medical Centers, we can help you find the back or knee brace you’ll need for whatever issue you’re having, even if it’s just simple back or knee pain. The first step to take is to contact us at our clinic! We’re located over at 5 Doctors Park Cape Girardeau, MO, 63703, and you can reach us at (573) 335-9188. Give us a call today to learn more about bracing with us or to book a consultation so we can help you determine how to proceed with treating your pain or other issue.
We look forward to hearing from you soon! We serve patients from Cape Girardeau MO, Oak Ridge MO, Scott City MO, Jackson MO, Chaffee MO, Shawnee Township MO, and Whitewater MO.