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Brace Shop

SportsMED Orthopedic Surgery & Spine Center

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

You may need a brace to relieve pain, support, and immobilize the affected part of your body following an injury or orthopedic surgery. The team at SportsMED Orthopedic Surgery & Spine Center operates the Brace Shop at their Huntsville office, where experienced technicians offer a wide range of customizable braces to ensure a perfect fit for each patient. To learn more about the Brace Shop, call 256-564-0162 or use the online appointment booking feature. You can also reach out to any SportsMED Orthopedic Surgery & Spine Center location 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 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 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 brace shop is in the network of most major insurance providers.

These are a few examples of the products carried at the SportsMED 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 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 office for more information.