Braces for maximum support
The main task of orthopaedic braces is to immobilise the affected area of the body, so that it can heal in the correct position and no strain is put on the injury. This can be necessary because of various conditions. Often, braces are used after injuries, but they are also utilized as postoperative care. Immobilising the affected area after surgery plays an important part in speeding up the healing process.
Braces for different body parts
medi offer a wide variety of braces to help you find the one that's right for your needs. The range includes:
- knee braces
- ankle braces
- wrist braces
- elbow braces
- and more
Usually a brace has solid parts that maintain a set position, combined with soft material where the brace touches the skin, so it stays comfortable when you wear it for long periods of time. In order to work correctly, orthopaedic braces need to fit perfectly. That's why they usually have adjustable straps that patients can tighten themselves. That makes braces perfect for care at home since you can put them on and take them off easily yourself.
Orthopaedic supports for more mobility
Supports are less rigid than braces. They provide support to the muscles and joints without limiting your mobility. They are mostly used for less severe injuries, ones that are almost healed and as a preventative measure, for example during exercise. Supports stabilise without immobilising. They can also help to reduce pain and swelling for patients with inflammatory diseases.
Orthopaedic supports are made out of stretchy material that moulds to your body and fits perfectly. Thanks to thermoregulation and the soft, breathable material, you can wear them comfortably for hours and during sports. The tight fit also makes it possible to wear most supports underneath clothing.
Different supports for the whole body
Apart from ankle, elbow, knee and shoulder supports, medi also offers back supports. Back pain is one of the most common ailments in the UK, for people of any age and with any kind of activity level. The back supports can help relieve pain and prevent further injury. Maternity back supports help distribute the extra weight during pregnancy.
Braces and supports for anyone by medi
Finding the right orthopaedic braces/orthopaedic supports for your ailment can be overwhelming with the range of offers online. Usually, your doctor will recommend a brace or support for your condition, and it's imperative for a quick recovery that you follow that recommendation. medi also offers orthopaedic braces and supports for children that fit them correctly and speed up the healing process.