Of all the possible upper extremity injuries your patients can suffer, an elbow contracture ranks right at the top of the list when you consider how significantly it impacts their daily life. The elbow joint allows for hand movement toward and away from the body, rotation of the forearm, and ...
Tapping your toes to your favorite tune. Walking to the refrigerator. Climbing stairs. These are all everyday activities that most people take for granted - until they can’t and find themselves in a health crisis due to injury or disease. Unfortunately, for some of your patients suffering from ...
When it comes to maintaining proper knee-ankle-foot alignment, controlling motion, and minimizing pain associated with various lower extremity injuries or conditions, there are a variety of effective treatment options, including surgery. However, other effective treatment options are available for ...
Determining whether an adult patient would benefit from an orthotic device can sometimes be tricky. Considerations such as the extent of the injury or condition, the patient's weight, pain intensity, level of mobility needed, and other goals can complicate physicians' treatment plans.
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Knee pain affects millions of people worldwide every day. Whether your patient sustained some injury to their knee joint or is experiencing chronic pain because of regular wear and tear, a bum knee can significantly affect their overall quality of life.
Most children, especially younger ones, love to run around and play. But for some, this mobility comes with a price – pain. That’s because a myriad of injuries and diseases cause pain or fear of injury for some children.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, stroke is the third leading cause of death in this country. Someone in the United States has a stroke every 45 seconds.
Diabetic neuropathy is painful. It can also be disabling – especially for those patients who are overweight or obese and already have mobility issues. While the condition often damages nerves in the legs and feet, it can be much more severe for the rest of the body.
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Earlier in 2021, our blog titled "A Complete Guide to Pediatric Orthotic Bracing" provided answers to frequently asked questions about pediatric orthotics and discussed options available to treat children with conditions like Blount’s Disease, Rickets, and Bow Leg.
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Elbow injuries can be one of the most disruptive upper body ailments because the joint serves many essential functions necessary for your patients’ everyday lives.
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