Have you ever hurt your knee?
Are you a medical professional trying to find your patient a quality made knee brace?
1.) The Benefits of a Custom Made Knee Brace
Sometimes a person’s body has a unique shape. This includes your knees, legs and thighs, in this example. Or, maybe you are someone that wants to get a custom knee orthosis (brace) for yourself (or for your patient) and you want as much total contact as possible to maximize support for the knee. – In either of these cases, you will find that a custom made knee support can be extremely helpful in supporting the knee.
2.) Why Its Important to See a Professional In Your Area
When it comes to getting a custom made brace, it is wise to seek the help of an orthotist in your area. Why? – Well, when you get a custom made knee brace, for example, usually an orthotist (professional brace provider) will take a cast of your leg. This cast usually extends upward of 10″ above your knee and about 10 ” below your knee and it comes off after it takes the shape of your leg. (This process takes about 10 minutes.) – This might not be the actually size of the brace you ultimately get, but getting a good impression of the leg, knee and thigh is very important. – Unless you want to take chances in getting the proper impression of your leg (or your patient’s leg, knee and thigh) then this is why a professional orthopedic brace provider is needed.
After the impression and measurements are taken of your leg, then the brace provider will use this to make your knee support. When you get it back, you have a much better chance of getting more “total contact” and optimum support levels, because the brace will be fabricated around an exact mold of your leg. – You may be able to use an off the shelf knee brace with success as well, but custom made knee supports can fit extremely well for the reasons we just described.
3.) Your Insurance May Pay For The Whole Brace!
If you have health insurance, you will find that many times they will help you pay for your custom knee brace. This is not always the case, but many times if your insurance does not pay for the entire custom brace then it will help to pay for most of your brace. This is a great benefit of working with a professional in your area.
4.) Finding A Orthopedic Brace Provider in Your Area – Chicago & Suburbs Example
If you need a custom made knee brace (for yourself, or one of your patients) then there are some simple steps you can take to finding a company near you that can help. If you live in Chicago, for example, and you want to find an orthopedic brace company then you can go to “Google” to get you started. Type in “custom knee brace” and “60611” for example and you should be able to find companies that specialize in bracing. Or, if you live in the suburbs, then you can type in “custom knee brace” and “Old Mill Creek”, for example, and you will find a company near this suburb who can help you. – Whether you live in Chicago or not, this example will help you find an orthopedic brace company in your area.