The Medicare Bracing Blog

Elite Medical Supply is a national provider of back, knee and extremity bracing products covered by Medicare. We're constantly sharing insights to help Medicare beneficiaries and providers with important information about bracing.

Finding the Best Knee Brace for Golf — Everything You Should Know

Finding the Best Knee Brace for Golf — Everything You Should Know

Did you know that golf puts a lot of pressure on your knees whenever you bend down to place a tee or swing the club? This makes it is quite common for golfers to experience knee pain at some point...

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Dealing with a Torn Meniscus? Symptoms, Treatment, and Recovery Recommendations

Dealing with a Torn Meniscus? Symptoms, Treatment, and Recovery Recommendations

Every year, about 61 of every 100,000 people experience a tear to their meniscus. In addition, 60% of those over the age of 65, likely have some sort of degenerative damage to the meniscus whether...

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Preparing For Recovery from Knee Replacement Surgery

Preparing For Recovery from Knee Replacement Surgery

Most knee replacement patients have no regrets after the surgery and rehabilitation are complete. However, the long recovery period can be off-putting (and is a key reason why people delay...

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How to Delay or Avoid Your Knee Replacement Surgery

How to Delay or Avoid Your Knee Replacement Surgery

Total knee replacement (TKR) surgery has become more popular as the population ages and because of advances in medical technology. However, before you commit to this major surgical procedure,...

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How Back Braces Can Help You Ease and Treat a Lumbar Compression Fracture

How Back Braces Can Help You Ease and Treat a Lumbar Compression Fracture

The spine of a human being is comprised of bones called vertebrae. These bones are arranged in a column from top to bottom and function as support structures for the head, neck, trunk, and limbs....

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What’s The Difference Between a Herniated Disc and a Bulging Disc?

What’s The Difference Between a Herniated Disc and a Bulging Disc?

Vertebral discs function as cushions for the spine's vertebrae. They are made up of an exterior layer of tough cartilage (annulus) surrounding the softer center (nucleus pulposus). You may imagine...

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How to Manage Patella Instability with a Knee Brace

How to Manage Patella Instability with a Knee Brace

Patellar instability refers to a range of injuries that occur when the kneecap or patella is displaced from its normal resting place. A common cause of patella instability is a traumatic...

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Importance of Exercise to Minimize the Progression of Osteoarthritis

Importance of Exercise to Minimize the Progression of Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a form of arthritis affecting over 30 million people in the United States. This condition occurs due to degenerative wear and tear of the protective tissue or cartilage that...

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Use the Right Back Brace to Manage or Maintain a Herniated Disc

Use the Right Back Brace to Manage or Maintain a Herniated Disc

Does wearing a back brace relieve pain associated with a herniated disc? Yes. Studies show that wearing a back brace can  provide short-term relief from back pain. While a back brace won't cure...

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All You Need to Know About the Use of a Back Brace for Back Pain Treatment

All You Need to Know About the Use of a Back Brace for Back Pain Treatment

It is estimated that about 80% of adults suffer from back pain and back-related complications. Back pain may stem from accidents, muscle strain caused by heavy lifting or poor mechanics,...

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