Osteoarthritis Pain May Be Helped With Bracing

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Wearing a brace can help people with osteoarthritis better manage their pain, the Arthritis Foundation says.

The foundation mentions these possible benefits of bracing, which can improve pain and mobility:

  • Improve stability in weakened joints.

  • Improve distribution of weight and joint alignment.

  • Improve joint function.

  • Improve a person’s risk of falling, providing an increased feeling of security.

Read more at www.nlm.nih.gov


One Response to “Osteoarthritis Pain May Be Helped With Bracing”

  1. on 04 Feb 2013 at 7:24 am Allen Coons

    The most common form of arthritis affecting people today is osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease. It is estimated that over 20 million Americans are afflicted with osteoarthritis and it remains the biggest cause of disability among adults. But this number is expected to skyrocket in coming years as the growing numbers of baby boomers retire. Still, young people can also acquire osteoarthritis from severe joint injuries but it remains a major health concern for older persons. although diagnosed in over 20 million people, it is estimated that half the population has osteoarthritis in at least one or more joints. Basically, it is a very common affliction and risks increase as we age. And unfortunately, osteoarthritis is common in both men and women. Oddly enough, however, the condition is more common in men before the age of forty-five. After 45, osteoarthritis is more prevalent in women.-

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