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by Tom Hein | 10:40 am

There is a wide variety of Reasons for Using a Brace. Let’s take a closer look at a few and how they may help you get back to optimal health:

#1 in the List of Reasons For Using a Brace – Poor Posture

HAVING POSTURE related trouble can affect your long term health, and even your self-confidence. When your back is hunched over, you can develop muscle, nerve, and skeletal related issues. Breathing may be affected as well, which then leads to low energy. Reasons for using back braces

When your head is bent downwards, your back humped backwards, and/or your pelvis is tipped forward, this may also lead to reduced self-esteem and affect you psychologically as others make comments or stare in sympathy.

Correcting structural problems as described above will, in the majority of cases, require long term use of a back brace, so it is highly important to fit the correct brace to your specific needs to shorten the time frame as much as possible.

 


Rehabilitation

After surgical procedures is another one of the top reasons for using a brace, and it is often necessary to use braces or support sleeves to aid in the healing process. These devices make it possible for the body’s innate system for self-healing to be much more effective, by immobilising the area involved or giving it added support.Rehabilitation

Just imagine trying to heal from a trauma while still using the repaired area. It was not so long ago in our history, where this was the case.

Rudimentary “patches” were done since technology was not available to properly give assistance, and the results would leave you with dysfunction of some sort.

With advanced knowledge, we now have state-of-the-art braces of all designs to fit multiple situations.

 


Dis-ease

One of the major reasons for using a brace is osteoarthritis. It is estimated that in the US alone, there are 27 million people afflicted with this problem. While there are many dis-ease type situations where bracing will help, this particular painful and restrictive joint inflammation is more easily dealt with once support is given via a brace. When you’re first diagnosed with arthritis, your doctor will likely recommend nonsurgical treatments to relieve discomfort and disability. One such recommendation can be to wear a brace.

Some benefits of wearing a brace as a treatment for OA include:

Enhanced stability: Braces are intended to shift weight away from the damaged area of your joint, thus helping to reduce pain and discomfort.

Reduced swelling: Some braces provide compression, which can help to reduce swelling that Joint Inflammationoccurs after activity for those with arthritis.

Reduced pressure: If your kneecap or ankle bone has weakening joints underneath, a brace that has a cutout area can help to reduce pressure and relieve discomfort while supporting the surrounding areas.

Increased confidence: Wearing a brace and knowing you have extra support can give you greater confidence when completing daily tasks.

 


Sport Injury

Participating in sport activities doesn’t come without the risk of injury. We quite often push our bodies beyond their limits which results in sprains, breaks, muscle tears, etc. and we also expose ourselves to an increase potential for accidental injury if the sport involves others around us (team sports). Sport Injuries

Again, if we were to carry on without giving the injured area help and support, our recovery time would be greatly increased keeping us from getting “back into the game”, and furthermore, the damage may not be 100% corrected.

As you can imagine, this would leave us at a disadvantage for performing our chosen sport at optimal levels. Another consideration – if you depend on sport for income, this would be a further complication of not using a proper brace.

So pick any sport that comes to mind – a golfer pops into mine. How will you be able to keep your score as low as possible if your back is weak or sore, maybe even a pulled muscle or a disc being compromised? If your elbow is inflamed, will you get the most out of your swing? Your knees – if it’s painful to rotate them, will you get the most out of your drives?

Wouldn’t this be one of the best reasons for using a brace – improving and maintaining your score?!

 


Wrapping it Up

We all need help and support in our lives at some time and in some fashion, whether it’s emotional, physical, or even on a spiritual level. There are plenty of self-help options we can pick from to aid us in all these areas, and bracing 4 health should be no exception. My goal with creating a site like this, is to provide some education and some support devices, such as back braces, to help you be the best version of you possible.

If you have had personal experience with a particular back brace, or any other type of brace, support, or aid device that you would like to share, please leave your comment below.

Thank you for visiting my site, and I hope you find the help you are seeking!

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Disclaimer: I am trained in a holistic modality, but not as a doctor, so this post or website should not be taken as medical advice. Please do your own research. Material on this blog is the result of either my own experience or research, and is provided for informational purposes only. It is general information that may not apply to your specific situation, and is not a substitute for your own doctor’s medical care or advice.

Please use discernment in the consideration of purchasing any type of health related products via the internet. Educating yourself prior to buying is always suggested and recommended.

Comments

Darc'ie

This article hits really close to home. I had a stroke when I was young, and it left me with a visual impairment. This caused me to stare down at the ground all the time so I could see what I was doing, and as a result-I had to go to physio therapy to improve my posture. And although things are better now- I have depression and my self-esteem goes down. It never occured to me that the reason for that could be my posture. Perhaps I slouch when I get upset? Thanks so much for bringing my attention to this! I will share this article with friends and family.

Keep up the great work!

Mar 25.2019 | 05:29 pm

    admin

    Hi Darc’ie,
    I’m glad you found some relevance to this article. We are multi-dimensional beings for sure, and can be affected by many things in many different ways, which is why we can use all the help we can get. Something as simple as a back brace could make improvements to your life in a couple ways by what you have described.
    I hope you have been moved to seek out an aid that will help you to find a brand new you!
    All the best going forward 😉
    Tom

    Mar 26.2019 | 12:01 pm

stefanie taylor

Hi Tom, great post!
It’s just mind blowing that 27 million people suffer from oateoarthritis in the US; it really is a leading health issue and I’m glad that braces can provide some relief.
I actually had no idea that you could use braces for so many things. My sister is about to go into hospital for major lower spine surgery and I’m wondering whether something like this could help her during her recovery. What are your thoughts about this? I would be very interested as she has been told it could be a long healing time.

Thanks

Mar 25.2019 | 10:49 pm

    admin

    Hello Stefanie,
    I’m happy you found the info useful!
    There’s no doubt that the appropriate brace (maybe even a custom back brace) will aid your sister’s spine in healing. Without proper support, recovery would be prolonged and the restorative healing compromised.
    I wish the very best outcome for your sister Stefanie.
    All the best to you both.
    Tom

    Mar 26.2019 | 12:41 am

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