Category Archives: Cold/Hot Therapy has many articles about cold/hot therapy products for patients needing post surgery and injury relief. If interested in learning more about what types of cold/hot therapy unit is right for you, these articles and product reviews will help in making an educated decision.

Brace Shop Honors Breast Cancer Awareness Month

breast-cancer-ribbonThe Brace Shop is joining the global breast cancer movement by recognizing “Breast Cancer Awareness Month” for October by donating a portion of their online sales to the South Florida Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®.  The Brace Shop hopes that by providing financial support and creating awareness to this organization, that we can one day find a cure for breast cancer.

As screening programs become more common, breast cancer is being found at its earlier stages, which means better success for treatment.  Women should have a clinical breast exam at least every 3 years between the ages of 20 and 39 and every year starting at 40 (

Breast cancer is a disease in which cancer cells form in the tissues of the breast. This disease can affect people of all age groups.  It may be a friend, a family member or even a co-worker who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. The 5-year survival rate for all women diagnosed with breast cancer is 89 percent. This means that 89 out of every 100 women with breast cancer will survive for at least five years ( Hearing the words “breast cancer” doesn’t always mean an end. It can be the beginning of learning how to fight, getting the facts and finding hope.

During the month of October, please join us in helping to raise money to find a cure for breast cancer.  “Our company fully supports the South Florida Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®.  Finding a cure for breast cancer is an important medical issue for our world and future.  The more we reach out and participate, the better our chances come to finding a cure.  However you choose to get involved, know that everything you do makes a difference.” says Stephanie Bregman (Director of Community Involvement at the Brace Shop). For the entire month of October, a donation will be made on your behalf for your Brace Shop order.  Click Here to start your purchase today and help someone tomorrow.

DonJoy’s Drytex Knee Braces Vs Neoprene Knee Braces


Drytex Playmaker Brace


Neoprene Playmaker Brace

Neoprene is a synthetic rubber material designed to be flexible, durable, and to resist breakdown by water. Neoprene has been used for over 75 years. In its application to braces and supports, it is very form fitting and resilient to the stresses placed on it.

Neoprene is a very popular material for cold weather sports such as skiing and snowboarding, and is used extensively in water sports.

Neoprene braces are ideal supports to provide uniform compression over an extremity such as the knee or elbow. Neoprene’s heat retention properties is preferred by some to help ease the pain of a joint due to arthritis and muscle strain.

The disadvantage of Neoprene is know to many parents who pick up their child’s brace, with an odor that is hard to describe and tolerate. Neoprene is not a breathable material, and therefore retains the sweat and perspiration of the skin at the surface. Many people have allergies to Neoprene, causing skin rashes, blistering, itching and more severe allergic reactions.

Elastic material is not a good alternative as it does not stretch like neoprene, nor does it have the compressive qualities and durability of neoprene.

DonJoy developed a material referred to as “Drytex” as an alternative to Neoprene.

Drytex is a material made of a Nylon core and Polyester Lycra fabric, which retains the durability and compressive advantages of Neoprene, but is breathable and non-allergenic.

Drytex braces are more comfortable to wear compared to Neoprene, with the absence of the foul odor usually associated with its counterpart.

So how do I tell the difference between the two materials?

Simply lift the material up to light and stretch the material. If light shines through, it is a breathable material. If there is no light seen, it is probably neoprene.

If you are in a warm weather climate, and participate in sports such as Basketball, Football, Soccer, Tennis and Golf, then Drytex is an alternative to Neoprene. If you have allergies to Latex and Neoprene, Drytex is an excellent choice for support.

This material is only found in select manufacturers like DonJoy. It usually is not found in retail stores.

It is important to consult with your treating doctor prior to purchasing any orthopedic brace. There are many choices to be made when deciding which knee brace to purchase.

One of the premiere websites that sells DonJoy Extremtity Braces and provides a wealth of information on knee and elbow braces with Drytex is

The Brace Shop, LLC. is one of the fastest growing brace companies in the USA. They provide one of the largest selections of extremity braces, therapy products & accessories on the internet. If you want more information on DonJoy Extremity Braces, go to DonJoy Extremtiy Braces. Launches Expanded New Website

Brace Shop Home Page

Brace Shop Home Page Launches Expanded New Website

Coconut Creek, Fl., July 15, 2010 — The Brace Shop, LLC today launched its new and expanded medical supply website called, the premiere online store for medical extremity braces, supports and rehabilitation products.  With its expanded features and customer friendly navigation, continues to lead by example over all its competition.

The new site, which can be found at, helps patients, athletes, physicians, therapists and other medical facilities choose from thousands of name brands, quality knee braces, ankle supports and other therapy devices.

“The site was redesigned to meet the tremendous demand from our large customer base,” said Stephanie Bregman, marketing director of The Brace Shop, LLC. “Customers can easily navigate from a wide range of options from the type of brace required, manufacturer, the type of condition the patient is suffering from, or from the sport they are participating in. With the addition of Twitter, You Tube and Facebook, we are expanding our customer base and providing a wealth of information for all of our clients.”

As customers browse through the internet looking for products, they always seem to come back to The Brace Shop! There are hundreds of websites selling similar products.  Many customers become confused as to which product is best for them. “We make it easy for our customers to find the right product,” said Linda Medina, director of customer service. “In this difficult economy, customers demand great pricing and great service. We deliver both! That is the reason for our tremendous success.”

With over 1 million braces sold, it is no wonder The Brace Shop is the site where the Pro’s go.

About The Brace Shop, LLC

Based out of Coconut Creek, FL, The Brace Shop, LLC is a wholesale distributor and retailer of off-the-shelf extremity braces, supports and physical therapy and rehabilitation products.  By utilizing its tremendous buying power, The Brace Shop, LLC can offer special pricing not available in the retail environment.

The Brace Shop, LLC clients include athletes, sports teams, hospitals, schools, military bases and personnel, shipping all around the world. For more information, visit

Media/Analyst Contact:

Stephanie Bregman

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