Joint bracing is a conservative treatment option for those with acute injuries, chronic joint pain, or carpal tunnel syndrome. Braces and splints can be useful in preventing injury and protecting joints after surgery. A TriState Pain Institute physician may recommend joint bracing for the following reasons:
- Improve physical function
- Decrease pain
- Stabilize an injury
- Slow disease progression
Although joint braces and splints do not replace a surgical procedure or rehabilitation program, they can immobilize unstable joints and improve discomfort and function. A physician will explain how to apply the brace and how frequently the brace should be worn, should you require one for treatment.
At TriState Pain Institute, custom-built orthotics may also be recommended for patients suffering from heel spurs, plantar fasciitis, diabetic neuropathy, and other foot-related health problems. Every pair of orthotics is custom-made for the patient's feet and underlying condition. To set patients off on the right foot, an impression will be made and sent to a lab. Once a mold has been made, a TriState Pain Institute physician will perform an examination to ensure the product exceeds expectations.