|A variety of braces are available for
use in selective sporting activities and as part of treatment
modality. A variety of knee braces for anterior knee pain,
patella-tracking problems, post-operative knee braces and
custom knee sports braces are available for prescription from
These braces are all imported from the United States and carefully
chosen for a specific purpose and are quite different from
those available over the counter and sports shops.
problems affecting the upper and lower limbs are amenable
to correction, to a certain extent, by these braces. Braces
are currently available for the following conditions –
tennis elbow, tendinitis of the wrist and thumb, carpal
tunnel, knee instability, patellar tendinitis, patellar
instability, medial collateral ligament injuries, ankle
instability, plantar fasciitis or heel pain, flat foot disorders
and back and neck problems.
acute back pain and prolapsed discs can be treated with
a variety of back supports and exercises balls.
Synthetic plaster cast in the form of lightweight and waterproof
materials are used in the immobilization of limbs following