November 10, 2010
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.