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Where Can I Find Electrodes Compatible for My Empi Device?

On November 10, 2015, DJO Global, Inc., our parent company, announced plans to exit the Empi business. We understand the important need for Empi patients to be able to purchase electrodes for their Empi devices.

At BetterBraces.com we have compatible electrodes available for your EMPI Tens device. Our 2” x 2”, Compex Pin Electrodes are available and compatible for the following Empi devices: Empi Select, Empi Active, Empi Phoenix, Empi Continuum, Empi Axon, Empi IF3 Wave, Empi Primera, Empi Element. Our 2” x 2” Compex Easy Snap Electrodes are available and compatible for the Empi Elite. Use the chart below to help you easily identify which electrodes you need can use with your Empi unit.

Empi Compatible Easy Snap Electrodes Empi Device Compatible Pin ElectrodesWe’re here to help you during this transition. If you have questions, please contact us at 800-553-6019. Our customer care team is available on standby from Monday-Friday, 7am-5pm PST.

More about Empi

Empi devices utilize Neuromuscular Electrotherapy Stimulation also known as NMES to help you manage pain and stimulate the muscle. Empi devices have successfully helped many patients relieve pain and improve function and mobility. It is an innovative and non-invasive way to manage your pain. If you own an Empi device, you can continue to shop for replacement electrodes or stock up on extras for your TENS unit.

Looking for an alternative to Empi devices, try an electric muscle stimulator from Compex.

May 2013 Edition | BetterBraces Newsletter

Let’s get those knees & ankles summer ready

DonJoy Reaction Web Knee Brace Gray
DonJoy Reaction Web Knee Brace

Oh how we love summer! The shining sun is just calling you to be outside. You live an active life and let’s face it, summer is made for YOU! Don’t let any aches or pains hinder your activities this summer. Weak knees and ankles especially can wreak havoc on your body, your daily fitness routine and/or activities. An annoying pain is nothing to overlook; our body feels pain for a reason, and it’s trying to tell you something. Whether it is a strain, sprain, or even a tear, injuries like these can lead to a tremendous amount of discomfort and a decrease in physical mobility. No matter how tedious it may feel, it is imperative to spend those extra minutes strengthening and stretching your joints before any physical activity, especially your workout routine. It is just as important to wear the proper braces or supports, like our DonJoy Reaction Knee Brace, which actually absorbs shock and will shift the weight away from the parts of your knees that hurt the most, relieving the stress put on your knee as well as relieving the pain caused by physical strain. The DonJoy Reaction Knee Brace is so light weight and flexible, the only thing that you’ll notice about your knee brace is the fact that your pain has nearly disappeared.

Below are some important and quick stretches that will strengthen your ankles and knees without causing any discomfort and will prepare you to be at your best this summer:

Remember to consult with your medical professional before performing any physical activity.

Warm Up: No matter if you’re on a time crunch or simply don’t feel like it, it is extremely important to warm up in order to keep your body and joints operating properly. We’re not talking about a full 30 minutes out of your routine, but rather a brief ten minute, slow pace cycle on a bike, a brisk walk, or any other low intensity exercise for a 5-10 minute period.

Ankle Stretches: A wonderful and effective ankle stretch won’t take you much time at all. Sit on the floor with your left leg extended and slightly elevated (use your hands or even a chair to support your leg weight, if needed). Carefully rotate your foot clockwise 5-10 times, then again counterclockwise. Repeat on your right leg. Finish up sitting on the floor with both legs extended straight. Point your toes forward and then backward as far as you can comfortably. Repeat at least 10 times.

Knee Stretches: When stretching the knee, you want to stretch the muscles that surround the knee, which allows them to support the movement of your joint. Begin by stretching your quadriceps (front of your thigh): stand up straight and hold onto a table, chair, or the wall for necessary support. Bend your left knee while grabbing your ankle or foot with one hand; slowly and steadily pull your knee back as far as it can go without straining or causing discomfort. Hold for 30 seconds and then repeat with your right leg. Follow up by stretching your hamstrings (back of your thigh): sit on the ground with your legs extended in front of you and bend forward at the waist to touch your toes (or as far as you can go). Hold for 10 seconds and then repeat 5-10 more times, extending the stretch a little each time (if possible).

With these easy stretches and your DonJoy Reaction Knee Brace, you’re all set to go outside and enjoy that fresh summer air!

 

January 2013 Edition | BetterBraces Newsletter

Reaction/Knee Pain

Do you have a lingering discomfort in your knee that just won’t go away? Finally take charge of the knee pain that has caused you problems and worry. It doesn’t matter whether your pain is a general ache or an underlying condition like Osgood-Schlatter Disease or arthritis, when you have the DonJoy Reaction Reaction Knee Brace. Not only will it have you feeling like new, but you’ll barely notice it’s there!

The Reaction Knee Brace is different from other braces or knee sleeves that you might have tried in the past–it uses elastomeric web design. By using this technology the knee brace not only absorbs the shock and disperses the energy away from your area of pain, but it also stabilizes your knee to help prevent further pain.

Step away from the traditional neoprene and elastic braces and step into the Reaction Knee Brace. You’ll feel an immediate difference from the breathable fabrics to the dual axis hinges that add to its comfort and functionality. You’ll function the way you want to function!

Preventive Bracing

No one enjoys getting injured…especially when it keeps you from participating in the sport you love. However, have you ever thought about the steps you can take to prevent that injury from happening in the first place? Whether you’ve sustained an injury in the past or not, preventive bracing is the absolute best option to ensure it doesn’t happen again or never occurs at all. Look at football, it’s the king of contact sports and can change the course of an athlete’s career in a matter of seconds! So why not take a stand and prevent a possible injury?

DonJoy is the name that world class athletes trust with their most valuable asset–their bodies. If you’re going to trust the most vulnerable parts of your body to a brace, why not trust DonJoy? No matter your sport, there is brace that can and will help prevent future injuries and prolong your career.

The DonJoy Difference will make every difference in the world in the way you prepare for your sport; no longer will the thought of injury linger in the back of your mind. DonJoy utilizes dynamic bracing which combines two technologies, the 4-points-of-leverage and FourcePoint Hinge, to help reduce the strain on your ACL and decrease your chance of injury.

With preventive bracing from DonJoy, you can focus on one thing and one thing only: your sport.

COMPEX

Introducing the affordable Compex Edge. Whether you’re a competitive athlete, fitness enthusiast, a weekend warrior, a stay at home mom or aging adult, the Compex Edge can help you to achieve optimum health and fitness.

  • Tone Muscles
  • Build Muscle Strength and Size
  • Increase Circulation and Oxygenate Blood Cells
  • Warm up Muscles to Increase Flexibility and Reduce Likelihood of Injury
  • Massage Muscles to Promote Overall Relaxation
  • Optimize Muscle Recovery and Reduce Muscle Soreness
  • Clear Lactic Acid

Optimize Workouts, Get To The Next Level! — Attain Maximum Strength, Power, Endurance and Fitness

When combined with your existing fitness routine, the Compex Edge enables you to target your training and exercise more muscle in less time, so you can achieve peak performance and fitness

Staff Favorite

“I always suggest the DonJoy Armor with the FourcePoint hinge to the football players I look after. The FourcePoint hinge technology provides less strain on their knee ligaments and decreases their chance of injury; therefore, allowing them to play to their highest potential. It’s the strongest brace you can get without a prescription and it’s available in ACL, PCL and CI versions.” Leana, Product Specialist for DJO Global and Certified Athletic Trainer

FastFreeze

Whether you play organized sports or you run regularly, we’ve all woken up with that lingering pain that just doesn’t want to go away. You even soaked in the tub the night before to try and prevent it, but it still reared its ugly head!

You’ve tried everything from ice to heat to aspirin, but you haven’t tried FastFreeze. FastFreeze is a pain reliever product for all pain symptoms–muscle pain, joint pain, arthritis pain and much more. Available as a gel, spray-on or roll-on, FastFreeze contains natural ingredients like menthol, camphor, aloe and vitamin E that all work together to help you get back to your normal routine.

FastFreeze cools to numb the pain then gets hot to ease it! If you’re looking for a pain reliever that works in conjunction with your cryotherapy or rehabilitative therapy, you’ve found it. Ease your pain with FastFreeze!

 

DonJoy Elastic Knee Sleeve provides extra support for cheerleaders

Products featured at Better Braces help a variety of athletes who seek better knee support and knee pain relief during treatment.

San Diego, California – August 12, 2010 – BetterBraces.com, the sports bracing and therapy experts, recommends the DonJoy Elastic knee sleeve for cheerleaders looking for extra knee support.

Due to the physical nature of cheerleading–gravity defying stunts, gymnastics tumbling, intricate dance routines–painful knee injuries are quite common. Cheerleaders need knee braces that will allow them to perform their routines uninhibited, which is why BetterBraces.com recommends the DonJoy Elastic Knee Sleeve.

The DonJoy Elastic Knee Sleeve is an ideal choice for cheerleaders because it is provides enough protection for their knees without impeding movement. Made from lightweight, breathable elastic cotton, this knee support keeps the knees from getting too hot and sweaty beneath the braces.

“Cheerleading involves a lot of high impact landings and side-to-side movement, which can result in knee pain,” explained Jason Zinn, president of BetterBraces.com. “Typically cheerleaders want some extra support, but don’t want to wear a bulky brace which is why we recommend the DonJoy Elastic Knee Sleeve.”

In addition to recommending the DonJoy Elastic Knee Sleeve, BetterBraces.com has an entire section of their website devoted to products that will help protect cheerleaders from injuries –www.betterbraces.com/cheer-gymnastics.

BetterBraces.com also carries a wide array of products that help with knee pain relief. It is the official source for braces, supports, and therapy products from the industry’s leading brands – DonJoy, Aircast, Compex, ProCare, Saunders, and Chattanooga.

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DonJoy FullForce Knee Brace named the best knee brace for Soccer players’ knee pain relief

San Diego, California – July 9, 2010  – BetterBraces.com, the sports bracing and therapy experts, have named the DonJoy FullForce Knee Brace as one of the best knee braces for soccer players looking for knee pain relief.

The DonJoy FullForce is the preferred knee brace for soccer players because it is extremely durable and lightweight enough to make it makes movement much easier. Another advantage of this soccer knee brace is it’s not limited to one injury type. The FullForce is used to treat a variety of knee injuries, including ACL, PCL, MCL and LCL instabilities and hyperextension.

In addition to the durability and lightweight construction, the DonJoy FullForce Knee Brace includes the Four-Points of Leverage Dynamic System, as well as FourcePoint Hinge Technology. Both features work together to reduce the strain on the ACL, thus preventing injuries and providing knee pain relief.

“Speed is a crucial aspect in soccer. Players can’t afford to be slowed down when they are on the field.” explained Jason Zinn, president of BetterBraces.com. “That’s why we recommend the FullForce soccer knee brace. It’s made of strong Aircraft Grade Aluminum so it gives the strength and durability soccer players need, without the weight that typically comes with a hinged knee brace.”

In addition to recommending the DonJoy FullForce knee brace for soccer players, BetterBraces.com has an entire section of their website devoted to products that will help protect soccer players from injuries and provide knee and other joint pain relief with braces for soccer.

BetterBraces.com is the official source for braces, supports, and therapy products from the industry’s leading brands – DonJoy, Aircast, Compex, ProCare, Saunders, and Chattanooga.

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