Features January 2004 Issue

Bracing For a Pain Fix?

A joint brace is no cure-all, but it can help you regain function and mobility.

Braces have come a long way since Joe Namath wore them to protect his ailing knees in the 1969 Super Bowl. Today, braces come in a bewildering array of shapes and sizes, from simple elastic sleeves you can buy at the drug store for a few dollars, to highly customized and multi-hinged designs costing thousands.

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