As a certified hand specialist in Miami and occupational therapy practice, we help people with various arm and hand problems on a daily basis. Our patients often ask us what we think about the different types of braces, e.g. braces for carpal tunnel, the strap for tennis elbow, and the strap for the shoulder to keep you sitting up straight. Even the ones for the knees and back but we will talk about those later.
Either way…braces all work the same way. They are meant to stop you from moving. Which will maybe “stop” or lessen the pain. They are meant to give support when you need it the most.
We actually think that braces, whether over the counter or ones that are custom-fitted like those we make at our office, are actually needed! There is a time and place for them but, at some point, we must think about getting rid of them.
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