KNEE BRACES AND SUPPORTS

In this week’s blog from Orthomedical India, we shall analyse the merits of knee braces and the various kinds of braces that are used in diverse situations. We would also like to inform our subscribers that there is going to be a hike in the prices of the products of our company with effect from 1 September 2013. The hike tariffs will be announced in the next weeks newsletter.


Knee braces are supports that you wear for a painful or injured knee. Some people use them to prevent knee injuries during sports. Braces are made from combinations of metal, foam, plastic, elastic material and straps. They come in many sizes, colours and designs.There are four main kinds of knee braces:·         Prophylactic  braces. These are designed to protect knees from injuries during contact sports like football.

·         Functional braces. These give support to knees that have already been injured.

·         Rehabilitative braces. These limit harmful knee movement while a knee is healing after an injury or surgery.

·         Unloader/offloader braces. These are designed to provide relief to people who have arthritis in their knees.

In general, functional braces, rehabilitative braces and unloader braces are the most effective. Braces help some people more than others. Some people are afraid that knee braces may actually increase the number of knee injuries in athletes. In general, most people who wear knee braces feel that they help. The need for a brace should be determined by your doctor.

Different knee problems require different knee braces. Your doctor may suggest one kind of knee brace after knee surgery. Some doctors may choose another kind of knee brace for support instead of surgery for a torn knee ligament. You may also need a knee brace for pain in the front of your knee that isn’t getting better with strengthening and flexibility exercises.
 

Pro Action Knee Brace


The Pro-Action Knee Brace is an advanced medical device used to increase the knee stability due to a ACL/DCL deficient. It is also recommended for low to medium impact sports. Indications for use are; Knee instability due to anterior and/or posterior cruciate ligament (ACL/PCL) deficient and to restrict the range of motion after reconstructive surgery. 

ROM Knee Brace


ROM Knee Brace for post – operative immobilisation or ROM control, injured or operated collateral and /or cruciate ligaments. Its excellent collateral stabilisation via long side-bars prevents valgus or varus deviation. The brace also prevents hyperextension and limit ROM by adjustable dial lock hinges.  Indications for use are Post – operative immobilisation or ROM control, Injured or operated collateral and/or cruciate ligaments. 

Tri Panel Knee Splint


Tri Panel knee Splint  brace is recommended for Post – operative immobilisation, pre – operative immobilisation due to pain, patella dislocation, conservative treatment of ligament injury, acute anterior knee pain. It is a three piece design for precise fit having removable medial, lateral and posterior stays. It is Comfortable to wear, washable, skin friendly terry towelling cloth material. The splint has Velcro® straps with loop closures for simple fitting.
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DIET FOR HEALTHY BACK

In this week’s blog from Orthomedical India, we shall look in to the Diet which is required for a healthy back with inputs from an article from Cleveland Clinic. When people think about ways to manage back pain, nutrition is not the first thing that comes to mind. But what you eat impacts your back health. Nourishing your body with foods that reduce inflammation can really help you feel better much sooner.

Stop Fanning the Flames

Much of our pain comes from inflammation. Foods high in saturated fats, trans fats, simple sugars and white flour actually trigger inflammation throughout our bodies through a complex series of biochemical and hormonal processes. Left unchecked, inflammation runs rampant through your body, causing all kinds of problems — including arthritis (an inflammation of your joints) and, believe it or not, low back pain.

Your first line of defence is to reduce the number of pro-inflammatory foods you eat, which means cutting back significantly on red meat, highly processed foods and foods with added sugars (and very little nutrients), white bread, white pasta, white rice, whole-fat dairy, sugary drinks and snacks,  fried foods, anything with “partially hydrogenated oil” in the ingredients

While cutting down on inflammation-causing foods, you’ll want to increase your intake of anti-inflammatory foods. The best way to do this is to focus on eating antioxidant-rich foods, lean protein, whole grains and heart-healthy fat.

 
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Most meals should centre on vegetables, whole grains, olive oil, beans, nuts, legumes, seeds, fruits, herbs and spices.  Poultry and eggs can be eaten every other day. Keep portion sizes to three or four ounces, always remove the skin before eating, and alternate between egg whites and whole eggs. Meats and sweets should be avoided whenever possible, or at least limited to once per week.

 
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Keep Your Back Bones Strong

Your bones start losing mass once you hit your twenties, which can really weaken the vertebrae in your spine. Excessive weakness and brittleness is known as osteoporosis. Banking enough calcium early in life helps prevent osteoporosis. But even later in life, calcium can help you maintain bone mass. Women should get 1,200 to 1,500 mg of calcium a day. Men need 800 to 1,000 mg. Good choices: calcium-fortified foods, including fat-free milk and dairy, calcium-fortified orange juice, whole-grain breads and soy milk. The goal is to get as much as you can with food and then supplement the rest.

Drink Up

Proper hydration is key for every single process our body performs — from digesting food to fighting off disease. Dehydration creates a whole bunch of problems, from fatigue to headaches. The bones of your spine (your vertebrae) have cushions, or discs, between them. These discs are partly made up of a jelly-like substance, which is 90 percent water. Downing glass after glass of water can’t stave off all disc problems. However, making sure your body has a steady stream of fluid coming in (you’ll know you’re well hydrated if your urine is clear to light yellow instead of a dark yellow) may help keep that cushioning intact. 

 

CELEBRATE YOUR FREEDOM FROM PAIN ON THIS INDEPENDENCE DAY

Dear Subscribers,
Orthomedical India will be celebrating the forthcoming Independence Day celebrations in a very special way. We will be launching a unique “Freedom of Choice from Painful Living” offer to our customers from 12-18 August 2013 as a part of this year’s Independence Day celebrations. The offer will be in the form of 5% discount on a selected range of products of Orthomedical India. The offer will be valid till 18 August 2013. We would also like to inform our customers that there will be a price hike of 5% from September 1, 2013. So this is a wonderful opportunity for the customers and clients to purchase products at these discount rates and prior to the price hike.
The six selected products and their discount voucher codes are listed below
Independence Week Price : Rs.16,140
Discount code :FRDM WG30
Price from September 1 : Rs.17,850
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Independence Week Price: Rs.16, 140
Discount code: FRDM WG50
Price from September 1: Rs.17,850
Independence Week Price: Rs.20,415
Discount code: FRDM LSO
Price from September 1: Rs.22,565
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Independence Week Price: Rs.15,190
Discount Code: FRDM JM
Price from September 1: Rs.16,790
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Independence Week Price: Rs.18,040
Discount code; FRDM CS300
Price from September 1: Rs.19850
Independence Week Price:  Rs.16,140
Discount code: FRDM NG20
Price from September 1: Rs.17,850

ORTHOMEDICAL INDIA OFFERS SPECIAL DISCOUNT VOUCHERS ON ITS ANNIVERSARY

We are joyous to celebrate the anniversary of Orthomedical India this week! On this wonderful occasion we will be offering 10% discount on six selected premium products of our company and the offer will be valid from 5-11 August, 2013.

The six selected products and their discount voucher codes are listed below.

Back Traction and Support Belt WG30                 http://orthomedical.in/back-treatment-and-support-belt-disk-dr-wg30-max-425288

Discount Voucher Code: BWG30

 

Back Traction and Support Belt WG50 Double   http://orthomedical.in/back-traction-and-support-belt-wg50-double-425289

 Discount Voucher Code: BWG50

 Back Support WG30 LSO                                         http://orthomedical.in/back-support-wg30-lso-425341

Discount Voucher Code: BLSO

Neck Traction Therapy Disk Dr. Neck NG-20   http://orthomedical.in/disk-dr-neck-cs300-neck-traction-therapy-425345

Discount Voucher Code:  NG20

 Neck Traction Therapy Disk Dr. Neck CS300    http://orthomedical.in/disk-dr-neck-cs300-neck-traction-therapy-425345

 Discount Voucher Code: NCS300

Knee Pain Relief – Join Max                                   http://orthomedical.in/knee-pain-relief-join-max-425443

Discount Voucher Code: KJM

In this week’s newsletter we shall share the journey of this initiative called “ORTHOMEDICAL” aimed to help people to lead a pain free happy life.

The founder of Ortho Medical Ltd (UK), Ron, was suffering from back pain since 1999. By the summer of 2008, he was unable to get out of bed. He underwent tests and was diagnosed with herniated discs (MRI August of 2008 L5-S1 9mm, L4-L5 5mm). Having tried different treatments, none of which were effective, he was shocked when the doctors suggested that surgery was the only answer. Lying in a bed for two month, he was unable to get up and was waiting for spine surgery. It was at this moment that he accidentally came across Disk Dr. belt in the internet. Initially, he wasn’t optimistic about the product due to the fact that he had tried 3 different types of belts in the past. However, the Disk Dr. clinical results were so impressive that he decided to try it for himself.

Ron started using the belt in summer of 2008. By March 2009, i.e. within 6 months of usage, it had not only improved his condition but had also made him fit to travel overseas on business trips. Because the Disk Dr. Waist WG30 belt made such a significant difference to his life, he wanted to share this unique, patented, scientifically proven product with other back pain sufferers. Therefore, in 2009, the company Ortho Medical was established to supply the range of Disk Dr. products to the public and medical practitioners.

Ron used Disk Dr. WG30 every day for 2 years. This not only  made him free of lower back and sciatica pain for the first time in 10 years, but herniation changed shape and became smaller.

OrthomedicalIndia is on a mission to bring the best of healthcare devices from round the world to India so as to address growing needs of the people affected with orthopedic disorders. Our website features innovative orthopedic and medical products for pain relief, support, rehabilitation and prevention.  The products showcased in the website have been clinically proven and are patented. Therefore, we tend to stand out from other competitors in the Indian market. We are committed to maintain the highest standards of excellence in the quality and consistency of its products and services.

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