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Does a back brace help with kyphosis?

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Does a back brace help with kyphosis?

In some people, kyphosis can be a debilitating spine condition that left untreated can have a severe impact on people’s lives. For older people in particular, if severe, the consequences can be life-threatening. However, evidence suggests that wearing a back brace can help address the symptoms of kyphosis.What is kyphosis? Kyphosis is defined as excessive curvature of the spine in the sagittal (front to back) plane. Normally there is 20° to 45° of curvature in the upper back, but anything in excess of 45° is called kyphosis (Website Source).The condition gives the top of the back a more rounded appearance....

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Defiance Custom Knee Bracing

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Defiance Custom Knee Bracing

DonJoy® Defiance custom knee braces are built to keep up with every move you make. They fit like they‘re built just for you – because they are.

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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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