Over-the-counter bracing is used to reduce swelling and provide light stability to a joint to promote a faster recovery time. They come in a variety of prefabricated sizes and styles, which specialists at Elio’s will determine by taking accurate measurements of the ankle, lower leg, and/or thigh.
Custom bracing is used to provide optimal stability to a joint and/or unload arthritic joint spaces. They are made specific to the patient’s knee or ankle. Specialists at Elio’s will take accurate and thorough measurements of the patient’s ankle, lower leg, and thigh as well as fiberglass cast or 3D scan to ensure a proper fit.
Over-the-counter bracing is recommended to manage mild-moderate aliments, while custom bracing is recommended to treat patients with moderate-severe aliments and/or hard to fit joints.
Aliments could include, but are not limited to: