As the founder of Meditech, Howie Bartz has made a commitment to providing services and products that serve the goals of health care professionals who work in pain management. Howie Bartz’ background in physical therapy has led the entrepreneur to create Bartz Bracing Systems, a line of brace products.
A number of bracing systems can be used to treat sprains, strains, arthritis, and nerve pain. For example, a lumbar sacral (LSO) back brace is often advised as a rehabilitative aid for the treatment of lower back pain, lumbar instability, or degenerative disc disease.
Knee braces are frequently use in treating knee pain, including the joint discomfort associated with arthritis. According to an article printed in the magazine “Arthritis Today,” rheumatology professionals advise the use of braces for pain management. Braces not only provide relief from pain and symptoms but allow patients to return to normal Activities of Daily Living.
Orthopedic doctors also support the use of knee braces in the treatment of osteoarthritis. It is important to remember that braces used to reduce arthritis pain will not cure the disease. However, their use can be helpful in delaying or preventing surgery and keeping the patient active without contributing to the pathology.
Braces cannot be used as a substitute for improving physically. Physical therapy should be considered with the use of the brace. Also bracing products should only be used during activities that increase or aggravate pain or symptoms unless otherwise directed by a physician.