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How often during the day do you wear a counterforce brace for tennis elbow? And how many weeks should you wear it for?
Wrist splint: I find that a wrist splint actually works better than a counterforce brace for tennis elbow. The exception is when playing sports such as golf or tennis. A wrist splint works by reducing wrist extension and thus, tension on the common extensor tendon. Try wearing it for most of the day for 10-14 days for acute tennis elbow and then when doing exacerbating activities. ...Read more
Strong muscles: Unless you have scoliosis (curvature of the spine), the best way to improve posture is to strengthen the muscles that maintain posture in the proper position. Women have less upper body strength generally, concentrate on improving that & your back and abd muscles. Then your posture will improve, as well as your appearance, health, self-esteem,and your ability to work and play. ...Read more
I braced a fall with my shoulder a few days ago, my shoulder has been dislocating on and off since, what to do?
I was diagnosed with cats about 2 months ago. I have a brace for it but I don't feel like it's getting any better. What should I do?
Direct md eval: Please consult with your physician directly. He or she will know much more about the health of your back. ...Read more
Clarification: Your question probably has not received any answer due to the lack of any specific information. In general the efficacy of a brace depends on the underlying problem that is being treated and can range from very effective to not effective at all. I would ask your doctor or rephrase the question. ...Read more
Braced a fall with my shoulder a few days ago, my shoulder has been dislocating on and off since, what to do?
Shoulder dislocation: get a sling on your arm for now to keep the shoulder from moving and then see an orthopedic surgeon for xrays and treatment ...Read more
I'm considering getting a brace but I have a few questions- i'm 24. Is that too old and how long is the procedure?
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