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Health Tip: Bracing May Help Osteoarthritis Pain

Can reduce stress on affected joints

(HealthDay News) -- 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.
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