Let's Talk About Braces
Feb 09, 2021
We are very excited to announce that Arvada Sport and Spine Group is a Medicare accredited clinic for braces. This includes but is not limited to back, knee, neck, and elbow braces.
What does this mean?
If you suffer from back pain, knee pain, or elbow pain, your insurance company (even Medicare) may cover some, if not all the cost for a brace which could help improve your quality of life.
Who might benefit from a brace?
For a back brace, some common conditions that a back brace could help include: acute sprain or strain, instability, arthritis, bulging or herniated disc, spinal stenosis, or degenerative disc disease.
A knee brace can be extremely useful in helping manage the discomfort in the knee from arthritis, meniscal tears, post operative instability, patello-femoral syndrome (pain around the knee cap).
An elbow brace is great for those with either golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis) or tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), or other degenerative conditions.
How does a brace help my pain?
Braces help to prevent unnecessary movement that can further cause pain and damage. It helps to maintain the stability of the joint, and unload mechanical stress from the weight bearing surfaces of the joint. It is often used in combination with therapy to help maintain joint integrity while strength and improved range of motion is added. This allows those areas to heal and pain to decrease.
Is it comfortable? Do I have to wear it all the time?
They are very easy to wear if fitted appropriately. Braces are intended to provide stability during times of excess load or use. This prevents excess load and wear on joints and regions that are weak and vulnerable to further injury. Depending on your condition the recommendation can vary greatly for frequency of use.
So, if you think you would potentially benefit from a brace, please schedule an appointment with either our Nurse Practitioner, Karin, or Dr. Andrew Welling for an evaluation. 303-424-9549