Monthly Archives: October 2012

Kobe Bryant’s Foot Injury

Kobe Bryant injured his ankle and needs an ankle brace The Los Angeles Lakers may be starting the 2012-2013 NBA season without their superstar Kobe Bryant. The 38-year old superstar missed two preseason games to rest a foot strain, but the question now is how many regular season games he will have to miss. According to reports, Kobe Bryant is out indefinitely, although the injury is being classified only as a strain. The Lakers made a big move this off season in acquiring center Dwight Howard, there is no denying the fact that much of the Lakers are getting older.

Basketball is a sport that requires use of the whole body, many parts which are very prone to injuries. When a player is injured with a strained muscle, a brace should be used to prevent further damage and help heal the injury correctly. Ankle injuries are among the most common injury to basketball players, so an ankle brace may help to strengthen and restore a sprained ankle, allowing the players to continue playing again.

The Brace Shop provides you with high quality braces at a reasonable price, but also sells a wide variety of other basketball supplies such as: Braces, Supports, Taping, Protective Apparel, and other various products. The Brace Shop sells a number of Ankle Braces which are constructed to aid in support from a minor twisted ankle, to an excruciating ankle sprain. To view our full assortment, please visit the Brace Shop’s digital store. Please contact the Brace Shop today with any questions you might have.

Football Injuries

The Brace Shop sells many different Football Braces, Football Supports, and Football SuppliesWith the football season now in full swing, gathering together and watching the game is a popular activity for many Americans. From this safe distance, families and friends are able to watch the game from the comfort of their own home or a sports bar. Football is a high impact sport and results in players procuring a number of various injuries, many that can be life altering. Some of the most common injuries involve the knee, ankle, shoulder, or head. Dallas Cowboys center, Phil Costa, recently returned practice on Wednesday, October 17th, after recovering from a previous back injury, but was still limited in involvement due to another injury involving his knee.

Despite the many injuries involved with football and other sports, many people continue to enjoy actively participating in them. When examined by a doctor, most injuries will heal appropriately with the correct diagnosis and care, and more severe injuries can be significantly moderated in extent of damage. It is important though to receive care for injuries as soon as possible before any irreversible damage procures. Depending on what your injury is, you might be recommended a brace, support, or taping, but it is up to the discretion of your healthcare provider.

The Brace Shop provides you with high quality braces at a reasonable price, but also sells a wide variety of other football supplies such as: Braces, Supports, Taping, Protective Apparel, Protective Equipment, and other various products. For those that are not actively involved in a sport, the Brace Shop stocks braces for many additional ailments, which can be viewed in their online shop. When you are seeking quality and affordability, the Brace Shop strives to be your only option! Please contact the Brace Shop today with any questions you might have.

The Importance Of Arch Supports

The Brace Shop Sells a Wide Variety of Arch Support For High Arches and Low ArchesArch Supports are important to utilize in just about every activity that you can be involved in. From dancing, to shopping, a good arch support is important to maintaining proper posture and reducing excessive stress in the back and associated regions.  There are three main types of arches, a flat arch, a medium arch, or a high arch. A flat arch can cause problems such as your foot turning too far inwards when you walk, and a high arch can cause the foot to roll too far outward. Your foot arch will mainly develop as your feet grow, but two of the main factors of determining your arch are genetics, and wearing poorly made shoes.

A doctor can properly diagnose which type of arch your feet have, but as an at home test you can step in water and then immediately make a foot print that you can see. If you can see your entire footprint you probably have a low arch, if you can barely see a connection between the front and back of your foot then you probably have a high arch.

Using an arch support will greatly improve your posture, and help to relieve pain and pressure you might have been experiencing throughout your body.

There are specific arch support that are constructed for your unique arch, and The Brace Shop provides you with the latest arch supports from some of the leading manufacturers in the world. Many devices are designed to absorb foot shock, while others are more rigid to stabilize the foot & ankle. To view our complete selection of foot braces please visit our online store! While there, you can view many other many other varieties of braces for common and uncommon ailments.

Maternity Support Braces

The Brace Shop Sells a High Quality Maternity Support BraceHaving a baby is one of the most majestic times a woman will have in her life, but it can also be tiring and stressing on her body. It is recommended by doctors, that a woman of average weight would gain around 25-30 pound during pregnancy in order to maintain a healthy disposition. This weight should be gained gradually through the pregnancy to support the growing fetus inside of her. When a woman is pregnant, because of the positioning of the womb, her stomach begins to protrude as the baby grows. Due to this stress on the mother’s body that occurs during gestation, strained muscles and ligaments frequently occur.

A support brace is commonly recommended to alleviate the pressure you might experience in your back and other regions during pregnancy, as well as to aid in your extended support for everyday tasks. A pregnancy support belt can also help to decrease abdominal pain symptoms, improve mobility, and improve your overall pregnancy period.

You should always consult your OB/GYN before wearing a maternity belt however to ensure that it is appropriate for your unique situation, and to inquire what the proper equipment would be for your distinctive body.

The Brace Shop understands that expectant women might need help to provide relief for strained muscles and ligaments during pregnancy and beyond. It is because of this that the Brace Shop sells specific Maternity Support Brace products that help to alleviate lower back pain due to pregnancy by supporting the abdominal and lumbar regions, they also fully adjusts to accommodate abdominal growth throughout pregnancy. The Brace Shop has an extensive assortment of braces for other ailments as well. Please visit the Brace Shops online store today!

 

*CAUTION: Please consult your physician before wearing these products. The Brace Shop has an array of back support products for expectant mothers.

Pediatric Wrist Braces

The Brace Shop sells pediatric wrist bracesChildhood injuries are a common occurrence despite how many precautionary measures might be taken; at some point a scratch or sprain will transpire.  A sprained wrist in children is a relatively common injury to those involved in sports, but also in simple activities such as riding a bike or tripping while running. Immediately following an injury, ice should be applied to the hurt wrist to reduce and prevent further swelling. If the pain is severe or the inflammation persists, medical attention should be sought immediately to ensure no bones have been broken or fractures occurred, also to receive the proper treatment.
There are ways of avoiding injury to the wrists and forearms when falling, and you can teach these to your children to deflect more serious damages. One such method is to tuck your arms into your body and roll upon falling so that the impact is absorbed throughout your mass instead of just one limb. Protective gear should also be worn at all times in sports, especially rollerblading or skateboarding, to prevent extensive injuries.
A wrist injury can happen to adults also and the Brace Shop sells Adult Wrist Braces for them, but children need special care for those growing bones and muscles. Being able to choose from the best selection of pediatric wrist and thumb immobilizers, and other wrist products for wrist sprains, strains and fractures is an important decision to make for parents and caregivers.
The Brace Shop carries a wide range of pediatric wrist products specific for the littlest of wrists. View our Pediatric Wrist Brace Store online today and find out you can provide your child with the best of care while still being cost efficient. Your health and well-being is the Brace Shop’s ultimate goal.

Twisted Ankle or Ankle Sprain?

Ankle Braces for a Sprained AnkleAnkle Sprains are very common injuries. Approximately 25,000 people experience it each day. A sprained ankle can happen to athletes and non-athletes, children, and adults. It is important that you receive the correct diagnosis by a doctor in order to treat the injury appropriately.

In sports, ankle sprains are quite common, especially in games like soccer or basketball where turning quickly is a frequent occurrence. An ankle sprain transpires when there is a stretching and tearing in an abnormal way of the ligaments surrounding the ankle joint. Immense pain and throbbing, along with swelling and possible debilitation are signs of the severity of the sprain.

Kansas City midfielder soccer star, Roger Espinoza, suffered the consequence of the sport a few days ago when he was removed from the field after sustaining an ankle sprain in stoppage time. Writhing in pain, Espinoza felt sure he obtained a much worse injury. Later tests revealed the extent though, which was in fact just a sprain, but it is expected to unfortunately sideline Espinoza for up to a month. Espinoza will not be taking part in Honduras’ upcoming World Cup qualifiers with Panama and Canada as he rests and recovers.

Most people have a twisted ankle at some point in their life. But if the ankle gets swollen and painful after you twist it, you have most likely sprained it. It’s important to immediately ice the damaged ankle when an abnormal pain occurs in order to reduce swelling and ease pain. A doctor should be consulted if the discomfort continues to attain a diagnosis and treatment.

The Brace Shop sells a number of Ankle Braces which are constructed to aid in support from a minor twisted ankle, to an excruciating ankle sprain. To view our full assortment please visit the Brace Shop’s digital store.

Breast Cancer Awareness and Frozen Shoulder

October is Breast Cancer awareness month in honor of it being the second most common type of cancer in the United States (Lung cancer is the first). Cancer.org has an extremely rich resource of information that informs us that, “In 2011, they estimated 230,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer were to be diagnosed.  Along with an estimated 57,650 additional cases of in situ breast cancer and 2,140 cases of breast cancer are expected to occur among men.” The frequent action to remove breast cancer is to undergo a mastectomy. A moderate side effect of the procedure at any given time can be the result of a frozen shoulder.

Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is a condition characterized by stiffness and pain in your shoulder joint. Frozen shoulder is the result of inflammation, scarring, thickening, and shrinkage of the capsule that surrounds the normal shoulder joint. The condition is uncommon in those under 40 years old, and your risk of developing frozen shoulder increases if you’re recovering from a medical condition or procedure that affects the mobility of your arm, such as a stroke or a mastectomy. The treatment of this ailment includes the use of medication to reduce pain and inflammation & restoring range of motion with gentle stretching exercises

The Brace Shop sells a number of shoulder braces, and boasts that it supplies one of the largest selections on the web. In addition the Brace Shop also offer a complete selection of Arm Slings & Elevators for all types of shoulder conditions such as rotator cuff repairs, Bankart repairs, capsular shifts, glenohumeral dislocations/subluxation & soft tissue repairs/strains. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness please make sure you see a doctor for any abnormality or concern you might have.

Dwyane Wade Knee Injury Recover

Dwayne Wade needs a knee braceWednesday, October 5, was the Miami Heat’s first official public practice of the season! It was good to see all the players out there on the court together, but unfortunately a member of the championship team’s trio had to sit on the sidelines. Dwyane Wade is recovering from knee surgery that he had over the summer, but plans to participate in future preseason games. Wade has been playing in the training camp, but wisely chose to rest his injured knee for the first preseason scrimmage.  It has been under speculation that Wade would not be able to play this season, but in an interview with Ethan Skolnick, he informed us, “I don’t know where that came from,” Wade said. “I will try a preseason game. At least one. It will be more than one. It won’t be eight, but it will be more than one. If I continue to progress the way I’ve been progressing.”

Knee injuries can occur for a number of reasons and in many different forms, but some of the most common are: Torn Cartilage, PCL Injuries, MCL Injuries, and ACL Injuries. Braces are worn to aid healing for all of these destabilizing hurts. Many injuries can be remedied by resting and supporting the knee, but it is important to see a doctor for any unusual discomfort to find the proper form of treatment.

The Brace Shop prides itself for selling specific Knee Braces and pads for all of the listed injuries above, plus a larger extensive list that you can find in their virtual shop. If you watched the Miami Heat game, you would have noticed that many of the players on the team sported various knee supports to help them stabilize and prevent further stresses to the knee and surrounding areas. The NBA takes their health seriously, so should you!

Mike Miller Is Recovered From Back Injury

Mike Miller Back BraceMiami Heat forward, Mike Miller, is back in the game! After two injury filled seasons, Miller is finally able to start practicing again. He continues to suffer pain from his seriously damaged back, but he completed rehab recently and has been performing strength building exercises. Miller has been seen walking hunched over, and his stride is not as smooth as it used to be, but he’s keeping his spirits hopeful. In mid-July, Miller was telling anyone who would listen that he would be back this season; he hasn’t failed to fulfill those promises!

 

Back injuries are very serious; perhaps more so though because it affects the core of your body. If you have ever had lower back pain, you are not alone. Low back pain is usually triggered by some combination of overuse, muscle strain, spasms, or ligament injury to the spine, but can also be caused by a herniated disk or pinched nerve.  The most common job related disability is a back injury. Heavy lifting, bending or twisting can result in short or long term disability.

 

The Brace Shop has a wide variety of back braces that are specialized for different types of needs and pains. Occupational Back Braces can be used at work, at home or in the car. These supports provide immediate back-pain relief and promote a healthy spine.  Lumbar Back Braces are utilized to provide support to the lumbar spine, aid in the relief of mild to moderate low back pain, and low back sprains or strains. Women need help to provide relief for strained muscles and ligaments. Many of these products helps alleviate lower back pain due to pregnancy by supporting the abdominal and lumbar regions. For more information and to see the Brace Shop’s selection please visit our online store today!

Elbow Injury for LA Dodger’s Starting Pitcher

Chad Billingsley, the starting pitcher of the Los Angeles Dodgers, may have to miss the whole 2013 MLB season. Late last month Billingsley partially tore a ligament in his right elbow, which unfortunately is the same limb as his pitching hand. After receiving PRP therapy to repair the torn ligament, the Los Angeles Dodgers awaited word about the future of their starting pitcher. Billingsley had no idea if his elbow would put him out a whole season or a few months, but he continued to hold onto hope and 1 week after the treatment, Billingsley found out he was put on the 60-day disabled list.

Elbow injuries, or any other joint injury, can put a sports athlete on the bench for a long period of time. The worst thing you can do to any kind of injury is neglect it. An elbow injury may take a while to heal, so to ensure it heals correctly and prevent further damage an elbow brace is strongly recommended. A baseball pitcher’s pitching hand is their most important asset, but any injury should be cared for correctly and immediately.

It’s very common to receive injuries when playing any kind of contact sport, just be sure the correct steps are taken to repair and heal the injury. The Brace Shop provides all kind of braces, for all kinds of injuries. No one can beat their prices, value, or service. The Brace Shop even supplies hospitals, sports teams, schools, nursing home, and doctors. Shop Where The Pros Go!