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.

Learning About Neurogenic Claudication

Learning About Neurogenic Claudication

Many of us take for granted the ability to walk pain-free.

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What is Spinal Stenosis, and How is it Treated?

What is Spinal Stenosis, and How is it Treated?

Your spine is made up of small bones, called vertebrae, which are stacked on top of one another. Muscles, ligaments, nerves, and intervertebral disks are additional parts of the spinal column....

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Do You Want to Avoid or Delay Spinal Decompression Surgery?

Do You Want to Avoid or Delay Spinal Decompression Surgery?

If you have been diagnosed with spinal stenosis, your physician may suggest spinal decompression surgery, also known as laminectomy surgery. There are many reasons that a patient would try to...

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Finding the Best Back Brace for Golf

Finding the Best Back Brace for Golf

Back pain is a common occurrence among golfers. There are preventive steps you can take to avoid back pain slowing you down on the course. A quality back brace will help relieve pressure on your...

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How to Find the Right Back Brace to Manage Degenerative Disc Disease

How to Find the Right Back Brace to Manage Degenerative Disc Disease

Over the course of a lifetime, our bodies experience a natural amount of wear and tear. Conditions manifest at different times and in a variety of ways depending on factors from genetics to jobs...

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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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