Bracing is a common treatment for sprains and strains in a othropedic practice.  Braces are also utilized for joint pain, arthritis, fractures and post surgical care.  In general brace selection is best left up to your physican as there are many different types of braces for each area of the body.  Proper instruction for use of the brace will be given at the time the brace is applied.  For further instruction, brace care and instructions on use the link below has been provided.