Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Orthotics for hands in ten questions

Orthotics of the hands in ten questions
Very useful in rheumatoid arthritis, foot orthotics to reduce painful sensations, to prevent distortions or make less strenuous daily activities. Take a tour of these miracles in ten questions devices.

1. What is as a brace?
Very useful for people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, orthoses are small devices that immobilize or stabilize joints. The goal is to reduce inflammation, facilitate a movement or correct a deformity. Depending on the aims, the characteristics of the product may vary.
2. What is a comprehensive rest brace?
A comprehensive rest orthosis immobilizes the wrist and the whole hand. A partial orthosis immobilizes that a joint or a finger. The asset that it provides to release painful tension, soothe inflammation and reduce contractures. These tools are especially useful when nocturnal inflammatory relapses. This is also the night and during the hours of the day that it is used.
3. What is a partial function brace?
This type of brace also called wrist stabilizing orthosis, or "wrist force" is generally well appreciated by patients during daily activities (household, sports, gardening, hobbies). Gestures become less painful.
4 - Are Murphy rings special Orthotics?
Murphy rings are custom Orthotics of finger, which can correct a nascent deformation. They handicap your usual manual activities, but only the adverse movements in your joints. Their discretion is such that some have not hesitated to make custom Orthotics. However, in addition to their high price, they will require the intervention of a specialist in the event of readjustment.
5 - How should I use a brace?
Depending on the type of orthosis can be distinguished:
The rest Orthotics that must be worn during the hours of rest during the day or night. They allow to reduce inflammation, pain and prevent distortion;
function braces that must be worn during activities to facilitate certain movements or protect certain joints. They reduce joint stress, compensate for failures and reduce the occurrence of deformities.
6 - Should opt for a custom-made brace or orthosis of series?
Comfort, lightness, ease of maintenance and the possibility of editing are the most important points in the choice of a brace. Thus, specialists prefer better suited custom orthotics. But in all cases, to verify the benefit brought by the port of the orthosis comparing the possible activities with or without. If it is brace on measurement, do not hesitate to re - contact the professional who made you it. It must bring you total comfort; irritation at the points of support is a sign of necessary editing.
If you opt for a brace of series, check the quality of the orthosis by trying several times if required prior to purchase.
7 - What health professionals do?
Custom-made Orthotics are performed by orthopedic surgeons-Orthotists, occupational therapists or the prosthesis. Physiotherapists or doctors may carry out simpler devices.
8 - What are the materials used?
Sometime in plaster, orthoses are today made using thermoplastic materials. Lighter, they are also more tailored, more comfortable, more aesthetic and can be modified. Some function Orthotics can also be made of leather.

9 - What is the support of such equipment?
Orthotics are prescribed by a physician or a rheumatologist. If you have a supported 100% by social security for your arthritis, this device is fully supported. Otherwise, partial support (to 70%) is usually assured. Your complementary health can optionally support supplement depending on the subscribed contract. Attention however, some equipment require prior agreement. Do not buy your brace before obtaining the social security agreement to not see his refund questioned.
10 - What are the specific tips to choose a good brace?
Before buying your brace, learn about the operating mode, guarantees and support from the vendor.
Comprehensive Orthotics of rest must be checked at least once a year and be rehabilitated if necessary.
But regardless of the type of appliances, discomfort must lead to make an appointment with the person who made you it. If necessary, it can be readjusted.
Attention however, a stiffening at the end of a night of wearing a brace overall is not a sign of a bad adaptation of the device. To reduce this, dip your fingers in hot water and stir.


Post a Comment


Copyright © Kakaecarolworld