Can a brace can help a rotator cuff tear?

Can a brace help a rotator cuff tear?

There are a wide range of potential treatment options for most rotator cuff injuries, with a shoulder brace offering added protection and pain control.  To help you understand if a brace can help a rotator cuff tear, Bauerfeind have pulled together everything you need to know.   What are rotor cuff muscles?  The rotator cuff muscles are a group of muscles and tendons around joint of...

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Heel pain: What’s causing it and three easy ways to treat it

Heel pain: What’s causing it and three easy ways to treat it

At one point or another, most of us have dealt with heel pain. Sometimes it comes and goes over the day, for others it can be chronic and debilitating. While it may feel like an inevitable consequence of having to use our feet, heel pain isn’t something to suffer in silence. To help you deal with your pain, we’ve outlined...

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Wear a knee brace with pants: What you need to know

Wear a knee brace with pants: What you need to know

Suffering or recovering from a knee injury can bring its own unique challenges, like learning to wear a knee brace with pants. You should generally wear a knee brace directly against your skin, as wearing on the outside of pants can push the brace down the leg, causing it to be in the wrong position. This doesn’t mean there aren’t...

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Shin Splints: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment and Prevention

Shin Splints: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment and Prevention

Shin Splints are one of the most common running injuries. The medical name for shin splints is medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS). They are categorised by pain in the lower leg due to an overuse of the muscles, tendons and tissues along the tibia (large frontal bone of lower leg). Most of the time this pain is due to micro...

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Knee pain from running. Why do I get it and what can I do?

Knee pain from running. Why do I get it and what can I do?

The knee is the largest joint in the body, and one of the most easily injured. It is made up of four main components: bones, cartilage, ligaments, and tendons. Many if these structures can be susceptible to injury. In many cases, injuries involve more than one structure in the knee. The most common knee injuries for runners include:  Runner’s knee...

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3 Tips to Stop a Knee Brace from Slipping Down

3 Tips to Stop a Knee Brace from Slipping Down

When managing a knee injury, also dealing with a brace that is constantly slipping down only adds to the frustration. Some advice is to use an adhesive or wear compression pants to keep a knee brace in place however, based on clinical research studies the key to reducing knee brace from moving is making sure the brace fits your anatomy as...

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Top Ergonomic Tips for Working from Home

Top Ergonomic Tips for Working from Home

In an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 many Australians are now faced with the challenge of working from home. Kitchen benchtops have turned into desks and couches have transformed into our offices. In the beginning, it may have been a convenient option to be working at home, but you may find yourself working in less than ideal ergonomic conditions,...

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Choosing the Right Knee Brace for Your Meniscus Injury

Choosing the Right Knee Brace for Your Meniscus Injury

Did you know that all people have unique kneecaps? Like fingerprints there are no 2 people have the same kneecap structure. Unfortunately, one of the things that is commonly shared by individuals is the presence of knee pain. What is a Meniscus? Our knees are a hinge joint, meaning they allow for the flexion and extension of the knee. Within...

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