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Orthopedic Supplies

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Orthopedic Supplies
   

Many people will hurt a bone or joint in their lifetime. This can be as simple as a sprained ankle or broken finger, or it can be as serious as a badly broken bone that requires surgery. Luckily, there are many orthopedists to treat you and numerous orthopedic supplies to help you heal. Braces, casts, walking aids, and treatment supplies all fall in this category of supplies. Many people wear a brace at some point in their life. You might have sprained an ankle or knee and need a brace to get around more easily, and some athletes wear braces to protect vulnerable parts of their body or old injuries. Breaking certain bones in the leg and foot may not require a plaster cast, but the injury still needs support, so a walking cast is used instead.

Those who do need a plaster cast on their leg will also need crutches or a cane to help them walk. These are also considered orthopedic supplies, as are a number of things used to treat orthopedic injuries. You might need hot or cold wraps for an injury, and some people are prescribed both. Cold will reduce the swelling of an injured area, while heat will loosen the muscles. Both are important in the healing process. There are a number of places to get orthopedic supplies. Some will require fitting and will be provided by your doctor. Others, like braces and treatment supplies, can be found in stores or online. Shopping around for supplies can be a chore but worth it if you need a long course of treatment.

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