Sometimes your body needs a little extra support. That's where braces and supports come into play. These are made of elastic material that presses against your body for added support and protection. Unlike rigid braces, these supports are comfortable to wear while you go about your daily activities. Most are made of breathable fabrics that never feel hot or constrictive even in the summer. Talk to your doctor about whether a support or brace is right for you.
Binders and Supports for Waist and Back
The muscles in your back, waist and abdomen work together as a team to support and protect your internal organs. These muscles also give your body strength and support when you move and keep your body balanced. They're critical for everything you do, so it's important to protect them. Lumbar back braces with adjustable compression give your lower back added support whether you're standing, walking or using your upper body to lift. Wearing one is a reminder to use correct posture too.
Whether you've recently strained a back muscle or have back discomfort from too much activity, a soft, breathable back brace can comfortably support your back. These braces adjust to conform to your unique dimensions. Industrial-strength lumbar-sacral support braces are also available. They provide the highest level of support and back protection when you're active on the job or at home. They can also be useful if you do a lot of lifting.
Do you sit at a desk or in a car for long periods? Prolonged sitting can have a negative impact on your health. It can also pose problems for your back too. If you have a history of back pain or injury, sitting too long can make it worse. Inflatable lumber supports give your lower back added support when you sit. Wearing one can help you maintain healthier posture too. You can use it to support your back at the office and you can keep one in your car when you have to drive for long periods.
Post-partum abdominal support binders offer extra support to abdominal muscles after pregnancy, a caesarian section or abdominal surgery. Right after pregnancy, your abdominal muscles are in a stretched state. Post-partum binders can provide added support until stretched abdominal muscles return to their pre-pregnancy shape. These belts bind firmly but comfortably and even have a slimming effect on the abdominal region and waistline.
Support for Your Calves
It's not just your back and tummy that need support. Your calves do too, especially if you sit or stand for long periods of time. Compression stockings and socks lightly compress your calves. This gentle compression may help to improve blood flow and reduce leg fatigue. Compression stockings may also reduce the symptoms of varicose veins.
Compression socks and stockings are available in plain colors and in a variety of fashion-forward colors and patterns that are anything but boring. Each offers the same comfortable support for all of your activities. With so many options, you can wear a different sock or stocking every day and coordinate with your outfits.
All Day Support
Whether it's your back, tummy or calves that need support, there are lots of options available. Talk to your doctor and then choose the one that's right for you.