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What is a benik vest?

What is a benik vest?

Weighted neoprene: Benik vests are thick vests, usually made of material like neoprene, with weights that can be attached at various points to help with posture, balance, and core strengthening. These are used for children with low tone in these muscles, such as those with cerebral palsy. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Galland
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Splint (Definition)

A splint can be any type of external protection device designed to shield a bone or joint from injury. It may be used prophylactically to prevent injury or protect an injured bone or ...Read more


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Do I need a splint if I grind at night?

Do I need a splint if I grind at night?

Yes mostly: The purpose of the splint is not to stop you from grinding because you do it at night, it is to stop you from damaging your teeth and supporting structures. A splint will help reduce the damage. Otherwise you will continue to cause damage that can lead to replacement of fillings, crowns and other things. ...Read more

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Are TMJ splints and grinding guards the same?

Are TMJ splints and grinding guards the same?

Different: Grinding guards, or night guards, try to give you something to grind on, to destroy plastic instead of tooth. Problem is, the damage to muscles and joints is not eliminated and grinding can get worse. Splints try to reduce symptoms (pain). Some can even stop grinding. ...Read more

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How can I make a splint more comfortable for work?

How can I make a splint more comfortable for work?

Depends: It depends on the purpose and location of the splint, as well as, your job description. Talk to your orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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What should I do if my splint for TMJ isn't helping?

What should I do if my splint for TMJ isn't helping?

Bruxism: Is your splint store bought or professionally fabricated? If store bought, consider seeing a dentist who will fabricate an appliance far superior to what you now have. If your appliance has been made by your dentist, then you should be reevaluated to determine if the bite is correct or if other treatments are indicated. ...Read more

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How likely is tfcc tear to heal in a splint for 6 weeks?

How likely is tfcc tear to heal in a splint for 6 weeks?

Size of tfcc tear,: Location, ie in the central avascular part or the vascular periphery, instability, whther it is acute ( new) or chronic , anatomy differences all come in to play. Smaller acute tears in the periphery, not associated with instability lkely do the best. ...Read more

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What is the difference in plain splinting and traction splinting?

Splinting. : Plain splinting in bracing in place. Traction splinting involves pulling under tension (traction). ...Read more

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Why am I having limited mobility one month after removing a splint?

Why am I having limited mobility one month after removing a splint?

Work on motion: Limited mobility of a joint can easily arise if efforts are not made to regularly maintain motion of the joint. Often, patients require formal physical therapy to restore joint motion after splint or cast removal, unless they are confident about working on the joint motion themselves without the help of a therapist. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my splint for TMJ isn't helping what should I do!?

What do you suggest if my splint for TMJ isn't helping what should I do!?

Tmj treatment: TREATMENT FOR JAW JOINT DYSFUNCTION AND PAIN SHOULD BE MULTI-FACETED and continue over many months. This could include home exercise, physical therapy, muscle laser therapy. The oral appliance is just one part. the type of oral appliance is important as well. your dentist should have extra training to help you best ...Read more

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