Shoulder Supports

Shoulder supports or shoulder support brace provides both support and compression for your shoulder while giving posture and joint support for your upper body. A majority of supports can be worn against your skin. There are a few that can be worn over your light clothing. Various shoulder supports are available depending on your need.

Next, you can also check out the cold therapy shoulder support which employs a cold wrap treatment for use with painful, swollen shoulders, dislocated shoulders and muscle tears. How about supports with silicone inserts to provide gradual compression that promotes joint mobility while inhibiting rotation? Shoulder posture support makes use of several compression braces to help give you better posture in your upper body. Look into the  full shoulder braces which can provide total arm immobilization and contain foam padding for the localized compression of your joints. Perhaps your ailment may get you interested in heat retention supports which can be used to treat minor to moderate pain by retaining therapeutic body heat. And there is the more complex Figure-eight shoulder support frequently used to treat clavicle fractures. Your clavicle connects your shoulder to the chest bone, or sternum. It is considered part of the shoulder unit. A figure-eight support creates a soft girdle that gently pulls the shoulders back and puts the clavicle into a healing position. Many brands of figure-eight shoulder supports are available, and most adjust with either Velcro connectors or buckles and are simple to apply.

You may benefit from a shoulder support if you have rounded shoulders, poor posture,rotator cuff (muscle) injuries, tendonitis, sprains, osteoarthritis or a dislocated shoulder. If you have a shoulder injury, you may have difficulty with work roles involving carrying, lifting, reaching, making repetitive shoulder movements or performing computer keyboard and mouse work. Also, you may reduce the symptoms relating to shoulder injuries by adjusting workstations to suit individual needs including the height of your desk and chair, and the positioning of your computer, keyboard and mouse. You can also try introducing some stretches and exercises into your working day and taking regular work breaks.

Before buying or wearing a brace or support, seek professional advice.  This will ensure that the most appropriate design of the support is recommended. Also get the correct instructions to be used and what alternative treatments (e.g. strengthening exercises) should be considered. You may also want to check out more info on the posture brace, posture corrective brace, and the mesh back support.