Orthopedic is a term that in the context of mattresses means supporting joints, bones, and the overall body. It is commonly used for mattresses that help with spinal alignment and recovery from joint or back issues.
In this way, there is no one material that is certified orthopedic, and the term can be used my manufacturers and marketers to help sell their mattresses.
For this reason, it is important to do additional research on any bed that claims to be orthopedic to make sure that it will actually help straighten the spine and alleviate pain.
Pros: For mattresses that stand true to the name, pain alleviation and better posture are some of the benefits.
Cons: It is difficult to decipher the truth from marketing on orthopedic mattresses.
Overall Score: 9/10
General Support: 9.3/10
Price Value: 8.8/10
Orthopedic mattresses can be any type of mattress, from memory foam, latex, and innerspring. The main differentiator is if the bed's aim is to help alleviate back pain and joint issues. Today, this should be any high quality mattress.