Custom Bracing / Compression Stockings
Custom Braces aim to provide some degree of stability to the affected joint, and secondly, to reduce swelling and inflammation through medical grade compression incorporated within the brace itself.
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Custom Bracing to affected joints serves two purposes. Firstly it aims to provide some degree of stability to the affected joint, and secondly, to reduce swelling and inflammation through medical grade compression incorporated within the brace itself.
Braces are intended to shift weight away from the affected areas of your joint in order to reduce pain and discomfort. Due to their compressive qualities braces help reduce swelling which often takes place after activity or from chronic conditions such as arthritis.
Conditions: Osteoarthritis , Patella-femoral pain syndrome, meniscal injuries/ tears, IT-band syndrome, ACL injury, PCL/MCL/LCL injuries, patellar tendonitis, quadriceps strains, knee bursitis.
Low back Bracing
Conditions: acute or chronic sprains/strains of low back, slipped disc injuries, degenerative disc disease, disc herniation/bulge, Sacroiliac joint dysfunction, low back instability, pinched nerve, sciatica, spinal stenosis
Conditions: Tennis elbow, golfers elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, Tenosynovitis, Osteoarthritis, dislocations, post-operative, Ligament injuries to hand or fingers, gamekeepers thumb.
Ankle / Foot Bracing
Conditions: Achilles Tendonitis, chronic pain, ligament insufficiency, joint swelling, osteoarthritis, ankle sprains, foot sprains, Pes planus, metatarsalgia, Plantar fasciitis.
Conditions: Osteoarthritis of shoulder, shoulder instability, post operative, chronic pain, shoulder dislocation, rotator cuff tears, SLAP lesions, labral tears, Shoulder replacement surgery.
Due to the complex nature of joint pain a combination of various treatment(s) are often recommended to provide the best outcomes, which may include: Physiotherapy, Massage Therapy, Chiropractic Care, Dry Needling/ Acupuncture, Cupping or Kinesiotaping.
Compressions stockings (compression socks) are specially made with medical grade compression 20-30 mmHg to provide a snug-fitting squeeze on the lower leg with graduated compression as it ascends the leg. In other words, there is more compression at the ankle and less on the calf allowing an excess fluid to make its way towards the heart.
80% if our blood is found in the veins
Veins transport the used blood to the heart and from the lungs, where it is oxygenated. This cycle repeats around 1500 in a single day.
Leg veins have the toughest job
Legs constantly have to work under high pressure due to the pull of gravity. Luckily, venous valves assist in preventing blood from flowing backwards. However when these valves fail blood begins to pool, called varicose veins.
A lack of exercise, genetic predisposition or hormonal changes can also lead to enlarged veins. When this occurs the venous valves do not close correctly and not all of the blood is pumped towards the heart.
This results in blood pooling in the veins, king your legs feel achy and heavy. If the symptoms are ignored, the disease spreads and impacts overall health and normal functioning of your veins. This pooling can result in various conditions.
Conditions requiring Compression Stockings
- Varicose Veins
- Venous insufficiency
- Decreasing swelling in the legs and ankles
- Poor lymphatic drainage
- Poor circulation in legs
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Chronic fatigue in legs (athletes, individuals with standing jobs)
Benefits of Compression Stockings
- Improve circulation in your lower extremities
- Prevent blood from pooling in your legs
- Help prevent venous ulcers
- Improve lymphatic drainage
- Decrease fatigue
- Improve energy and bodily function
Due to the complex nature of lower extremity swelling a combination of various treatment(s) are often recommended to provide the best outcomes, which may include: Physiotherapy, Massage Therapy, Chiropractic Care, Dry Needling/ Acupuncture, Cupping or Kinesiotaping.