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Choosing the Right Knee Brace

Knee braces - also known as knee supports and knee pads - are used primarily as protective gear to address several physical conditions and prevent knee-related problems. These braces are a prominent fixture in sports medicine, particularly with injured athletes. Some sports medicine experts classify knee braces into two simple categories. Functional knee braces are used by patients with an ACL tear, damaged ligaments or other injuries to substitute for the injured body part. Individuals using these braces are able to continue doing some activities without requiring surgery. Although functional braces will never be a perfect or permanent replacement to normal ligaments, they definitely offer adequate protection in low-load situations, giving the knee greater stability compared to having no braces at all.1. Consult Your DoctorOne who is considering wearing a functional knee brace should consult with a doctor. The decision to use the brace would depend on the particular ligament injured, the sport the individual...

 


Athletic Tape That You Can Depend On

The athletic tape that you purchase must be durable and should also be dependable enough to help heal wounds and protect the area of the body that's been injured. You can purchase all types of athletic tapes online and wholesale.All types and sizes of athletic tape are available at online wholesale medical office supply companies. These are top quality athletic tape supplies that will protect skin adhesion, tape affected body parts securely and keep infection from forming in wounds.Another feature of quality athletic tape is that it's latex-free and hypoallergenic. This type of athletic tape is purchased from online wholesale medical office supplies from many high schools, universities, hospitals, physicians and athletic clubs. Here are some of the types of athletic tape that can be purchased for your medical office supplies inventory:* Disposable 1/2 inch athletic tape can be used easily for the taping of toes and fingers.* Disposable 1.5 inch athletic tape for taping ankles.* Disposable 3 inch athletic tape...

 


10 ways to treat and prevent Plantar Fasciitis

The most common cause of heel pain and heel spurs is a condition called Plantar Fasciitis (sometimes misspelled Planter Fascitis). This is Latin for inflammation of the Plantar Fascia. The Plantar Fascia is the broad band of fibrous tissue that runs under the foot and that forms your arch. Because of a number of different factors the plantar fascia are being overly stretched and this continuous pulling results in inflammation and pain at the heel, at the point where the ligaments insert into the heel bone.Over-pronation of the feet (fallen arches + rolling inward of the feet and ankles), tight calf muscles, as well as ageing and being overweight are the main causes for the plantar fascia being overly stretched. There are many ways to treat Plantar Fasciitis, including cortisone injections and surgery. However, in most cases heel pain relief can be achieved through self-help by following a number of easy, simple steps, most of which are aimed at reducing the pulling of the plantar fascia.1. Rest or reduce acti...