The Medicare Bracing Blog: Knee Braces

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 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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What Does An Osteoarthritis Knee Brace Do?

What Does An Osteoarthritis Knee Brace Do?

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a condition that causes cartilage within the joints to break down which can result in pain during movement of the joint and inflammation. Even though OA does not currently...

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Different Types of ACL Knee Braces and How They Work

Different Types of ACL Knee Braces and How They Work

According to the CDC, Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries affect as many as 250,000 people in the United States every year.  A tear or sprain of the anterior cruciate ligament is one of the...

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Does Medicare Provide Coverage For a Knee Brace?

Does Medicare Provide Coverage For a Knee Brace?

Medicare will generally cover a knee brace when deemed medically necessary by your doctor. This is important for people suffering from knee pain because a knee brace is a viable option to treat...

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