Frequently Asked Questions

Neck

Measure the distance from the chin to the beginning of the breastbone and/or the distance from the end of the cheekbone to the clavicle.

It depends on your condition, it is best to consult your doctor.

Shoulder girdle

It is not recommended to sleep with it. At night the muscles should rest.

It is not recommended to use it for a whole day. Excessive use leads to muscle laziness. It is recommended that you use it in combination with appropriate exercises for the back muscles.

It is not good to overdo it – up to 3-4 hours a day.

Upper limb

You can measure your other, healthy, arm and add 1-2 cm in case of swelling.

The orthosis is used according to the doctor's prescription or the patient's rehabilitation plan.

Thoracolumbar area

It is better to choose a larger brace. A good reference point, in addition to the waist circumference, is also the hip circumference.

The brace should be washed by hand with a light detergent. You can see the accompanying leaflet for details.

It is not recommended to sleep with a brace, at night the muscles should rest.

The stays can be further bent and shaped according to the patient's physique for greater comfort.

No. The braces we offer use metal stays.

It is not good to overdo it unless you are in the acute phase of the pain or your doctor has instructed you otherwise. It is recommended to wear it during physical activity, for long drives or activities which put pressure on the spine.

Knee

The knee brace is suitable for sports and everyday activities. The sports load must be regulated in accordance with your recovery plan.

Our knees braces do not have magnets.

We offer a special sports series, including a knee brace protecting the front cruciate ligament which bears the biggest load during skiing. If your doctor has allowed such a load, you can ski with our Push Med Knee knee brace.

Ankle

The ankle brace can be worn with a wider shoe, as it takes up extra space within the shoe.

You can play sports with an ankle brace as long as this is appropriate for your specific case.

Foot

The insoles should only be worn for 2-3 hours at first, and you should increase this time gradually until the foot is completely accustomed. Over the first two weeks you may experience some discomfort.

Custom insoles can be used with different shoes, but you should bear in mind that they take up some space in the shoes and they may not feel fully comfortable with all shoes.

The insoles can be moved to different shoes, but it is recommended to wear them with the shoes that you use most often in your everyday life.

No, if the shoes are tight the original insole can be removed.

The insoles cannot lift the arch of your foot permanently, but they significantly relieve pain and discomfort. They are used to prevent deterioration. The only correction that could occur is in children.

Yes, a foot problem can affect other joints as well.

You can find a description of the cleaning methods on the packaging of your insoles.

Kids

If you suspect flatfoot in children, it is best to consult an orthopaedist to determine if your child needs inserts.

Compression socks

Determining the right size is extremely important for the proper conduct of therapy. Familiarize yourself and carefully follow the attached foot measurement tables for each product. It is recommended to take the measurement in the morning immediately after getting out of bed, when the legs are rested and there is no swelling and swelling.

Travel socks and those of the 140 DEN series have a preventive character and light compression. They can be used without specific medical advice.
Compression socks of the 1st and 2nd compression are selected / appointed by a doctor who assesses the level of compression.

DEN is a measure of the density of a textile thread in grams. For a standard length of 9000 meters, for example, 140 DEN means that 9000 linear meters of thread weigh 140 g. It has nothing to do with the compression level.

Albert Andre socks are universal.

Orfit splints

Yes, in most cases it is even mandatory.

You can remove your splint when your doctor allows it or when it needs to be cleaned.

With a piece of cotton soaked in medical alcohol. For a more detailed description, see our article.

Orthopedic shoes

Yes, most shoes are designed with more interior space and have the ability to add an individual orthopedic insole.

Wearing this type of shoes is recommended for:

  • People who need everyday comfortable shoes;
  • People with wide legs, thick toes or overweight;
  • People who suffer from swelling and heaviness in the legs;
  • People who need orthopedic insoles and shoes in which to put individual insoles
  • Hallux Valgus and other deformities
  • Pregnant women;
  • People who work upright;
  • People with diabetes

Follow the foot measurement diagram attached to each shoe. It is recommended that the feet be measured in the evening after they have swollen to their final size. Measure both steps.

Yes, orthopedic shoes are suitable for people with wide feet. To make sure that they fit your feet, adhere to the specified sizes for each model.