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How a soft brace can help patients live an active life

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How a soft brace can help patients live an active life

  When asked for their reasons for avoiding exercise, patients often blame pain and a lack of confidence due to perceived joint instability. Such barriers to activity can be the first steps on a downwards slope to more serious health conditions, which is why it is so important for these patients to maintain a healthy level of activity in their daily lives. An easy, low-cost way to address the symptoms that prevent exercise is soft bracing. Soft braces are elastic and non-adhesive orthoses often used to reduce barriers to activity.(1)   Soft braces achieve this by: • Improving joint proprioception...

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