About Shoulder Bracing
Shoulder braces are designed to support and stabilize, or immobilize the shoulder either post-surgery or post-trauma. Braces styles include newer offloading braces and more traditional slings. An offloading brace is designed to take pressure off the neck; a common problem with many traditional shoulder braces.
Shoulder braces may include the use of abduction pillows to hold the arm in the correct position as the arm heals. The type of brace and the position of the arm are dependent upon physician protocols and indications.
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If you and your doctor have decided surgery is the best treatment for you, your options may include arthroscopic surgery to repair joint damage and total shoulder replacement surgery. To learn about more about these and other surgical procedures, view the videos, below.
Other non-surgical options to help manage pain and joint instability: cold therapy and rehabilitative exercises. Cold Therapy: Ranging from simple ice packs to motorized cold therapy (an insulated cooler with a pump and pads that deliver cold to specific joints), your doctor may suggest using cold therapy to reduce pain and swelling of an injured joint. All cold therapy, including ice, can be cold enough to damage your skin, so regardless of what kind of cold therapy you use, follow your doctor's instructions.
Exercises for Joint Rehabilitation: Your doctor may recommend exercises to help enhance your recovery. This may include exercises for stretching to gradually increase range of motion, strengthening to regain joint function and proprioception to help with balance and core stability.