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Rounded shoulders causing shoulder and neck pain. Is wearing a posture brace to bring the shoulders back a good idea? Will it weaken muscles?

Rounded shoulders causing shoulder and neck pain. Is wearing a posture brace to bring the shoulders back a good idea? Will it weaken muscles?

Exercise is better.: It is far better to exercise and strengthen the muscles in your shoulder and back to correct posture. See your doc, and get a referral to a physical therapist if necessary and to be sure you don't have scoliosis or another problem of the spine that is affecting your posture. Stronger muscles will help no matter what the cause, though. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Braces (Definition)

They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...Read more


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Braced a fall with my shoulder a few days ago, my shoulder has been dislocating on and off since, what to do?

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

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I braced a fall with my shoulder a few days ago, my shoulder has been dislocating on and off since, what to do?

I braced a fall with my shoulder a few days ago, my shoulder has been dislocating on and off since, what to do?

You are unstable : Chronic instability at your age usually means a rotator cuff tear. You need to see an orthopedic surgeon. You may need a MRI and surgery. ...Read more

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Will a shoulder brace help a cure a rotator cuff injury?

Will a shoulder brace help a cure a  rotator cuff injury?

Brace: A brace, sling, or immobilizer can temporarily protect the shoulder. A rotator cuff injury can be partial, complete, acute, or chronic. Complete tears won't heal with the above. ...Read more

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What is a good brace that prevents shoulder dislocations?

What is a good brace that prevents shoulder dislocations?

Stabilizing brace.: There are a number of "shoulder stabilizing braces" that can be found on the internet. It should be advertised as appropriate for anterior shoulder dislocations. ...Read more

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Does the brace straighten up your postural kyphosis whilst on 20-21 years old ?

kyphosis: A brace most commonly helps the kyphosis from getting worse though not always. A brace does not usually improve a postural kyphosis in someone in their twenties. ...Read more

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I'm 20, and i wanna use a brace to straighten up my postural kyphosis, some say it's too late. So, is it gonna work or just deform more my spine ?

Not really: When a person is still in their growing phase, a brace can be used to potentially correct an increased kyphosis. When growth is complete, this opportunity for correction is lost. A brace may hold the spine in a straightened position in an adult, but as soon as the brace is removed, the kyphosis is still there. ...Read more

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On my 20s, i know that is gonna prevent the deformity if I use the brace for my postural kyphosis, but is it gonna cause any bad issues for my spine?

On my 20s, i know that is gonna prevent the deformity if I use the brace for my postural kyphosis, but is it gonna cause any bad issues for my spine?

Will likely not be: Helpful at all. You are done growing at age 20, so there is no reason to have a brace for this diagnosis. You have to see a physical therapist ; learn some very effective trunk stabilization programs, core strengthening programs, postural educations. The brace will not change your deformity, ; will only likely cause pressure points ; inconvenience. See a spine surgeon if you are having symptoms. ...Read more

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I need alternative to shoulder replacement to relieve constant pain what about copper compression brace?

I need alternative to shoulder replacement to relieve constant pain what about copper compression brace?

Copper Comp Brace: In my patient population, copper compression sleeves & braces have worked best for muscle pain as well as aching bone pain with joint stiffness. It is not unreasonable for you to try this copper sleeve for comfort sake. Might still need a medicine geared towards your described chronic shoulder pain. Will be great if use of copper sleeve delays your need for shoulder arthroplasty. ...Read more

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3 days after 5th shoulder dislocation, took off brace to work on computer now have a dull pain under armpit. can barely move without pain?

3 days after 5th shoulder dislocation, took off brace to work on computer now have a dull pain under armpit. can barely move without pain?

Put sling on: Sorry to hear about your shoulder problems. You may want to put the sling or immobilizer back on in the short term as it helps to take the weight of your arm off your shoulder girdle and may help the pain and 'dead arm' sensation. See an experienced ORS for exam and treatment options.(P.T.to strengthen muscles or possibly surgery to stabilize)...Best of Luck! ...Read more

Posture (Definition)

Posture is the position of your body, or ...Read more