If you suffer from chronic pain and joint aches, you’re not alone. Sports injuries, accidents, and wear and tear are just some causes of this very common problem. Thankfully, help is at hand. Whether you experience shoulder, knee or back pain, award-winning German brand Bauerfeind offers a range of supports and orthoses for specific concerns. Here’s a look at five supports for five different types of joint pain.
#1 Knee pain
Is your knee weak, swollen or painful? Try the GenuTrain knee support, which relieves pain at the meniscus, stabilises the joint, reduces kneecap pressure and helps to achieve better mobilisation.
#2 Ankle pain
The MalleoTrain provides active support for muscular stabilisation of the ankle. Used to treat a sore ankle joint after injury, surgery or osteoarthritis, this product helps to relieve pain and reduce swelling.
#3 Back pain
Lower back pain is often caused by muscle strain from heavy lifting or over-exercising. Skip the painkillers and relieve pain instead with the LumboTrain (ladies), which features a triangular friction pad to provide a stimulating massage effect to the muscles to help reduce tension.
#4 Elbow pain
Tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow are not limited to players of the sport – they’re caused by repetitive stress injury due to overuse, and can happen to anyone! The EpiTrain, an active support for targeted compression of the elbow, is a great option to relieve pain. As you move, the special knitted compressive support with its built-in visco-elastic pads stimulates the muscles and aids healing.
#5 Wrist pain
Suffering from tenosynovitis (the inflammation of the wrist tendon) or arthritis of the wrist? ManuTrain minimises the strain on your wrist with its flexible active knitted fabric compressive inserts, which take pressure off the nerves and blood vessels, and relieves pain as a result.
Get the full range of supports from Bauerfeind Singapore and leading medical clinics, including The Orthopaedic Centre.
Hear from an expert:
We ask Dr Chin Pak Lin, Medical Director at The Orthopaedic Centre, for his tips on preventing and treating joint pain.
“Of the possible chronic ailments that strike and cause havoc, orthopaedic problems are primarily pertinent. Joint aches and pains are common as the body ages. Part of the holistic approach to preventing and treating them involves having a proper diet and good weight management. If pain persists, as a physician, we will start to introduce the judicious use of painkillers and orthotics or braces. Good joint orthotic supports can help lend support and offload pressure to sore joints at the early stage. If the pain persists despite all these efforts, it will be best to seek further assessment.”
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