When it comes to pediatric care, we want to ensure that children receive the very best treatment to speed up the recovery process. At Firstaid4sport, we understand that children may become frustrated in a bulky brace so in order to reduce the risk of them injuring themselves during rehabilitation we have chosen supports that will protect the joint while allowing them to be as active as their injury will let them. All of our supports are designed to fit children up to the age of 13 and we have an extensive range to choose from.
When choosing a children's support or brace, it's important that you choose one that is tailored to their needs, but which one is best? Naturally, this depends on the type of injury they have suffered but as a rule, there are 3 types of supports that we offer. Flexible supports which are usually elasticated making them easy to put on. A splint that has bendable stays that may be removed depending on the level of structure they require. A brace is rigid in design which restricts movement to avoid further injuries. Then for the more serious injuries, we have a range of walking casts to immobilise the joint.
Mild sprains - These are quite common among children through sports or play. They tend to heal on there own but while the injury is fresh, we recommend using a support for warmth and compression.
Tendonitis - This is caused by overuse and can be painful for the child. The first thing to do is rest and elevate the leg, then we suggest using a stirrup brace for maximum comfort and to reduce the risk of further injury.
Post surgery/Fracture - Following a serious injury it's important to get the right level of care. Ensure your child is protected at all times with a walking cast. These rigid designs offer maximum support and prevent the joint from rolling.
A tried and tested way of alleviating shoulder pain is to follow the RICE technique:
Rest - Listen to your body if you are in pain and take some time to rest.
Compression - Use a flexible support for comfort, neoprene is especially good for this.
Elevation - Where possible raise the affected area to or above the level of your heart. This reduces pain and throbbing.