Brace Shop Specialist

SportsMED Orthopedic Surgery & Spine Center

Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Neurosurgery & Nutrition Located in Huntsville, Madison, Athens & Decatur, AL

After an injury or following orthopedic surgery, you may need a brace to relieve your pain and support or immobilize the affected part of your body. Braces are also frequently worn during activities to prevent injuries. The team at SportsMED Orthopedic Surgery & Spine Center, with offices in Huntsville, Madison, Athens, and Decatur, Alabama, operates the SportsMED Orthopedic Surgery & Spine Center brace shop at their office in Huntsville, where experienced technicians offer a wide range of braces that they customize to ensure a perfect fit for each patient. To learn more about the brace shop, call the brace shop at 256-564-0162, or use the online booking feature. You can also reach out to any location of SportsMED Orthopedic Surgery & Spine Center for more information.

Brace Shop Q & A

What are orthopedic braces?

Orthopedic braces are medical devices you may use during the treatment and rehabilitation of many orthopedic conditions. Braces have many purposes, including to:

  • Relieve pain
  • Improve mobility
  • Restore proper body alignment or posture
  • Immobilize or stabilize injured bones, joints, and soft tissues
  • Offset weight from wounds or injured joints or muscles
  • Maintain the correct position of bones, muscles, and joints
  • Protect vulnerable or injured parts of your body

While braces serve an important role in healing and recovery, some patients may need to wear a brace to prevent a future injury.

What orthopedic conditions might require a brace?

Your provider at SportsMED Orthopedic Surgery & Spine Center may recommend a brace for support or immobilization following orthopedic surgery or any type of injury. 

These are a few examples of conditions that often need a brace:

  • Acute and chronic lower back pain
  • Knee injuries 
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Ankle sprains
  • Ankle instability
  • Wrist sprains
  • Scoliosis
  • Neck sprains
  • Joint dislocation
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Foot, ankle, leg, wrist, and arm fractures
 

Braces are a variety of materials designed to provide optimal support for your underlying condition.

What types of braces are available in the brace shop?

The team at SportsMED Orthopedic Surgery & Spine Center offers the convenience of an onsite brace shop, where expert technicians ensure your brace fits well and appropriately supports your orthopedic condition, whether you need complete immobilization or flexibility. 

They also provide custom bracing, post-operative braces, and braces designed to prevent injuries. The SportsMED Orthopedic Surgery & Spine Center brace shop is in the network of most major insurance providers.

These are a few examples of the products carried at the SportsMED Orthopedic Surgery & Spine Center brace shop:

  • Custom knee braces
  • Cam walker boot
  • Lace-up ankle braces
  • LSO back brace
  • Neck collar
  • Wrist brace
  • Shoulder immobilizer pillow sling
  • Reaction knee brace
  • TROM (total range of motion) knee brace
  • Superfeet® orthotic shoe inserts
 

The SportsMED Orthopedic Surgery & Spine Center brace shop is stocked with green, blue, and black DMP (dynamic molding process) orthotics from Superfeet. Each color offers a different type of flexibility and heel and arch support, so their technicians will help you determine which one is best for you.

If you’d like to learn more about braces, call the SportsMED brace shop at 256-564-0162, drop by the shop, or book an appointment online. You can also reach out to any SportsMED Orthopedic Surgery & Spine Center office for more information.