Orthotics, Orthotics
Lainie
Category Manager

What do oapl Elastic Supports do?

The oapl Elastic Support range is designed to provide bracing support for weak or injured joints. Constructed from breathable material, they can be comfortably worn all day, providing moderate compression and warmth. They are ideal for those experiencing osteoarthritis, arthritis or soft tissue injury and can improve mobility and prevent injury or re-injury. oapl Elastic Supports are made from a blend of cotton, rubber, nylon and spandex and do not contain latex.

 

Provide Compression

Elastic supports are designed to provide moderate compression. When compression is applied to the limb, this helps to support veins and allows them to maintain their important function, which is to assist the travel of blood back to the heart. Compression can also minimise the amount of swelling. When there is an injury, there is likely swelling which is a build-up of fluid in or around a joint or muscle. It can be excess blood (sometimes seen as bruising) and other fluids which remain in the area. Compression helps to move it away from the area to allow for fresh blood to enter the space and excel healing.

 

Provide Warmth

Elastic supports are designed to keep the joint and surrounding area warm and supported. Heat can help to relax the muscles and also increase the blood flow to the area, in turn, accelerate the healing process. Elastic supports are circumferential in their design which provides a comforting, hugging sensation to the joint.

 

Managing injuries

After an injury occurs there is often swelling and pain. Elastic supports help to manage the injury by reducing swelling and pain. How do they do this?

Swelling:
Compression from the elastic support helps to keep the veins supported and keeps blood flowing. This means the blood does not pool in the one spot and the old blood travel back to the heart and new blood travels to the area of injury to heal the injury.  

Pain Relief:
Warmth and immobilisation can help muscles to relax and therefore reduce pain. Although the elastic braces do not completely immobilise the joint, they act as a reminder to be gentle on the injury and give it time to heal.

Elastic supports can be worn when sedentary or when active. In fact, it is recommended the supports are worn when active even once your injury has healed.

 

oapl Elastic Knee Support

Indications:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Meniscus tear
  • Post-surgery or injury support
  • Gout

 

 

oapl Elastic Ankle Support

Indications:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • tendonitis
  • Post-surgery or injury support
  • Mild sprains
  • Gout

 

 

oapl Elastic Elbow Support

Indications:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Mild sprains
  • Elbow tendonitis
  • Post-surgery or injury support
  • Gout

 

 

oapl Elastic Wrist Support

Indications:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Mild wrist sprains
  • Wrist tendonitis
  • Post-surgery or injury support

 

 

 

 

 

 

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