Aparatos y soportes
How Do Compression Sleeves Work
Braces and supports are used to control, guide, and limit the movement of an extremity, joint or body segment. Most braces and supports are made of elastic materials that lay against your body for added protection. Athletes commonly use braces during training to keep joints moving naturally while also providing support and stabilization to prevent injuries from occurring. Unlike braces made of harder materials such as plastic or carbon fiber, these supports can be more comfortable to wear so that the user can continue with their daily life without being overly restricted.
What is the best knee brace?
There are many different types of braces, slings, and splints available. Depending on whether the brace will be used for recovery or for support will determine how the user should wear the brace and for how long. If you are unsure which brace or wrap is right for you, consult your healthcare provider before making your decision. To decide which thigh or knee brace will help you heal your injury, it is best to consult your healthcare provider to learn more about your options.
What Are Splints For?
People have been using splints for thousands of years to help heal various types of injuries. Today, they are most commonly used to hold injured fingers in place so that they can heal naturally. This can be done to help allow a broken finger to heal, or to help to make sure the finger does not move so that it feel better after getting jammed or overused. In the past, or even today in some situations, splints can also be used to hold a broken arm or leg in place until a proper cast can be put on. Splints help to limit motion and provide protection to an injury so that your body can properly heal itself.
What Are Braces For?
Braces are generally used to provide support to a specific part of the body. This could be done to help support an injury so that you can continue to move normally while your body heals. Many people also use braces to ensure their joints have the strength needed to avoid injuries when working out or performing other rigorous activities. There are braces made for just about every joint in the body so you can get the support and comfort you need.
What Are Stabilizers For?
Stabilizers function very similarly to braces in many cases. For some brands, a stabilizer and a brace is actually the same thing. These devices, however, are designed to help improve the stability of a specific part of the body. For example, a knee stabilizer is going to help hold the knee joint in place so that it does not bend to the left or right, which could cause an injury. These are commonly used when playing sports, but they are also used by people as they age and begin to need a little extra support to be able to move without pain or risk of injury.
How To Use A Splint
A splint is a simple device that uses one or more rigid objects, typically a piece of plastic or metal, that is placed on either side of an injured finger or other part of the body. These objects are held in place using tape, fabric, or something else. Once in place, a splint will help to minimize the mobility of the finger so that it can heal correctly.
Supports And Braces
We know choosing the right brace or support for you or a loved one can be a difficult decision. At CVS Pharmacy®, we have a wide selection of braces to choose from including compression socks and stockings. For more information about choosing a brace, visit your nearest CVS Pharmacy® location or speak with your physician to learn more about what options are available and what brace is best for you.