Whether from extreme activity or from aging, the body’s joints can wear down over time. Sometimes, you will need to undergo surgery to get your joints back in working order. Other times, your body just needs some extra support to heal itself. That’s why Dr. Stein offers custom braces for both knees and ankles to keep you on your feet.
Dr. Stein is a top-ranked expert in orthopedics and has years of experience treating countless patients for conditions affecting the lower body joints. He provides cutting-edge orthopedic treatment in Washington, D.C. for anyone suffering from lower joint and ankle pain. Whether your condition is from an injury or age-related, Dr. Stein has a solution for you.
What Are Custom Braces About?
We offer patients custom braces that provide key support or immobilization for joints affected by surgery or conditions. Each brace is removable, allowing you freedom while also helping you recover or alleviate pain.
Each custom brace is molded to fit your unique body structure. No two braces are alike in this regard. We develop each brace to suit your unique needs, allowing you a quicker recovery than a generic brace would.
Our braces are made with a combination of top-tier materials and the latest techniques. We take pride in providing patients with braces that feel almost as though they are extensions of your own body. In short, we don’t want you to even notice that you are wearing a brace.
Do I Need a Custom Brace?
Custom braces mostly focus on helping patients who are recovering from foot or ankle surgery. However, they can also be great tools for individuals who need to alleviate pain in their joints from various conditions. Below you can find some ailments that a custom brace would provide relief from.
- Arthritis in your ankles
- Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD)
- Chronic tendonitis in your Achilles region
- Chronic ankle sprains
- Persistent instability in your ankle
- Plantar fasciitis
- Tibialis tendonitis
Though these are the main conditions, a foot or ankle brace can also provide help for other reasons. Anytime your feet or ankles need that added bit of support or stability, a brace could help tremendously.
For patients who are recovering from an injury, but didn’t need surgery, a custom brace could also shorten the recovery period. Individuals who play sports or engage in outdoor activities could get back to their passions much more quickly with a custom brace facilitating healing.
How Do I Get a Custom Brace?
If you think you might need a custom brace, the first step is to see your foot and ankle specialist. During your consultation, Dr. Stein will assess your situation and determine if a brace would benefit you.
Sometimes, you might need to undergo a procedure first to address your foot or joint condition. If this is the case, Dr. Stein will go over all your available options. Each step of the way, we strive to keep patients fully informed so they can make the best decisions about their health.
During your visit, we will make a plaster mold of your foot, ankle, or knee. This guarantees that the brace will be shaped specifically to your unique body structure.
There are also different styles. At a glance, two ankles braces might appear similar. But, each one is purposely and carefully designed to treat a specific condition.
How Long Does It Take To Get a Custom Brace?
The typical wait time for your custom brace can be up to two weeks. For more urgent situations, we can place rush orders that will get you the relief you need much sooner.
If you will be getting a custom brace to help with healing post-surgery, you might be able to place your order ahead of time. That way, once you’ve had your surgery, your brace will be ready and waiting for you.
Schedule a Consultation Today
The longer you go without the support you need, the worse your condition can become. That’s why we advise addressing it as soon as possible. With custom braces, you can give your body the help it needs to keep you on your feet. Schedule a consultation today to learn more about what we can do for you.
Dr. Stein will work with you to determine what kind of bracing is right for you. After an evaluation, he will go over what your options are and create a plan that matches your needs. We prioritize keeping our patients informed every step of the way.
We understand the importance of being able to be active and on your feet. With Dr. Stein’s expertise and years of experience, you know you are in good hands.