Orthopedic products are designed to help relieve pain in specific parts of the body, aid in recovery from injuries, and improve your overall comfort. Orthopedics covers problems of the musculoskeletal system which practically includes the entire body, from the hip to the hand to foot and ankle. The musculoskeletal system includes bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves - everything that needs to be in ideal shape for you to move about comfortably. Doctor recommended orthopedics and orthopedic products can improve your overall quality of life and help you to live pain-free.
What is Orthopedics?
Orthopedics, or Orthopaedics, is defined as a branch of medicine in which surgeons specifically focus on issues related to the musculoskeletal system. Orthopedic surgeons treat trauma, sports injuries, congenital disorders, diseases, tumors, and infections using both surgery and non-surgical means. Non-surgical means involves the use of orthopedic products recommended or sometimes designed by an orthopedic surgeon.
After a surgery, surgeons will often recommend orthopedic products for the patient to wear during recovery and rehabilitation, especially in the case of sports injuries. For athletes, the knee is the most common part of the body that requires orthopedic surgery and support. After orthopedic knee surgery, athletes will often wear a knee support such as the Ossur Form Fit Multifunctional Knee Brace or the Bauerfeind GenuTrain Knee Support, which is used by Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team as well as other NBA players. Some knee braces, such as the ActiveWrap Knee Heat & Ice Wrap, incorporate hot and cold therapy into the brace for added therapeutic comfort. Orthopedic knee supports provide relief from pain, help to speed up recovery, and can help to prevent future sports injuries.
Orthopedics is not just limited to sports injuries, but can also be used treat workplace injuries and chronic conditions such as arthritis and back pain. The Bionic Golf Glove was designed by an orthopedic surgeon to specifically help those with arthritis enjoy playing golf again and help improve their game while the Carpal Mate Wrist Support was designed to help those with carpal tunnel syndrome work and type pain-free. Orthopedic back braces and supports help those who have suffered a back injury or who have to deal with chronic back pain.
Orthopedic Products Also Provide Comfort
Orthopedic products are not just for injuries - they can also be designed to help improve overall comfort while seated, standing, or even while sleeping. Orthopedic surgeons have designed numerous pillows, cushions, and wedges to give you added comfort and relieve pain in otherwise uncomfortable positions.
A good night"s sleep can be the difference between a productive and a non-productive day. Orthopedic pillows have been designed to help you sleep better and relieve pain in the neck and back from uncomfortable sleeping positions. The Mid Core Orthopedic Support Pillow supports neck vertebrae in a natural position, reducing nerve pressure on the neck which reduces muscle stress and tension, resulting in a more comfortable sleep. For those who spend time on airplanes, the Core Orthopedic Support Travel Pillow keeps your neck in an ideal position on those uncomfortable aircraft seats.
Orthopedic products also incorporate seating devices designed to help maintain your level of comfort while seated, whether you are in your car or at your desk. Seat cushions such as the Obusforme Ultra Seat Cushion provide added support and relief for your tailbone while the Fitball Wedge Balance Cushion aligns your hips into a proper position to relieve pressure from the lower back and activate your stomach muscles to help improve posture.
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