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Hinged Knee Brace

April 24, 2012

A hinged knee brace can be an appropriate treatment option for osteoarthritis.  There are a couple different reasons why a knee brace for OA requires hinges.

The first is in regards to neoprene knee sleeves.  A neoprene knee sleeve will provide warmth and compression to an arthritic knee.  This helps the joint feel better.  Adding hinges to a neoprene sleeve will provide additional protection and stability.  This is appropriate when the knee is lax or gives out.

Hinges on an Unloading Knee brace are a necessity.  Hinges are part of the system that applies three point pressure to the knee joint.  It is this fulcrum that provides pain relief.


Hinged Arthritis Brace - Knee Cap Control

Hely & Weber’s Hinged Knee Stabilizer, 3771H, is now available from Heritage Medical Equipment.

This knee brace has a  parenthetical buttress ( ) designed for knee cap control.  The neoprene provides warmth and compression, and the hinges give extra protection and stability.  This hinged arthritis knee brace is a top-of-the-line over-the-counter knee brace.

Well made and built to last.  This treatment option for knee osteoarthritis should be at the top of your list to try.  No drugs, no surgery, no injections.

Hely & Weber 24115

Arthritis Reinforced Knee Sleeve

Hely & Weber’s Reinforced Knee Sleeve 24115 is now available on

This brace support is constructed of neoprene and is designed to provide warmth and compression to arthritic knees.  It is considerably more substantial than anything you will find at your local drug store.

These neoprene knee braces are an in-expensive treatment option for osteoarthritis.  Stop the drugs, postpone the surgery, forget the injections…try a knee brace.  This is a conservative way for you to get back on your feet and moving again.

It’s a common misconception that arthritis braces have to be bulky and cumbersome in order to be effective. Thanks to recent innovations, braces are smaller and lighter than ever, affording people increased mobility and pain relief while still being comfortable. Some of the most effective of these new-age products are neoprene support braces.

It may seem like neoprene is too flimsy to provide any real relief, but when it comes to treating osteoarthritis, warmth and compression are two of the most important treatments, both of which a neoprene knee brace accomplishes. When you wear the neoprene brace, blood flow to the affected are increases, enhancing your body’s neurovascular system. Not only will a neoprene brace offer your amazing, instantaneous results, it’s cheap too.

When my doctor first advised me to wear neoprene knee sleeves to treat my osteoarthritis, I have to admit that I was a bit skeptical. I mean, how much support and pain relief could a flimsy piece of equipment like that provide? But after wearing the knee brace for just a few days, I found myself eating crow.

During my next visit to the doctor, she informed me that the warmth and compression from the neoprene brace prevents swelling and promotes blood flow to the knee, which facilitates the transportation of oxygen and nutrients. And while the brace may not look like it, it actually provides a good deal of stabilization around the joint. Best of all, it’s affordable and simple, unlike other remedies I’ve tried for my OA.

One of the main ways to combat the degenerative effects of osteoarthritis is through therapy. Not only will taking part in therapy help to alleviate your pain associated with the disease, but it can improve your overall health as well. Strengthening the muscles around an arthritic joint will both increase your range of motion and diminish your pain.

Another effective means of combating osteoarthritis is the use of specialized arthritis knee braces. These braces compress and heat the joint, which helps to relieve pain, support the joint and restore mobility. Many of these braces are made of neoprene, which provides an unparalleled level of comfort and a custom fit.

What is Neoprene?

April 6, 2010

Neoprene, or polychloroprene, is a family of synthetic rubbers that are produced by polymerization of chloroprene. It is used in a wide variety of applications, such as in wetsuits, laptop sleeves, orthopedic braces (wrist, knee, etc.), electrical insulation, liquid and sheet applied elastomeric membranes or flashings, and car fan belts.

One of the best known uses for neoprene fabric is for wetsuits in scuba diving. Neoprene is also commonly used in wading boots for fishermen since it protects the skin from cold water. Laboratory workers may use neoprene gloves to protect their hands from acids, chemicals, solvents and oils. Kayakers and people who participate in cold-weather activities may also wear waterproof neoprene gloves, sometimes lined with fleece, to protect their hands from cold water, ice and snow. There are also a variety of athletic braces constructed from the material, including support braces.

Supporting Your Knees

February 16, 2010
Arthritis Brace

OA Brace

Since the knee is such as complex joint, utilized in quick movements and weight-bearing activities, it is highly susceptible to injury and osteoarthritis. Knee injuries and conditions once diminished a person’s quality of life, but today there is a variety of options to help combat the pain. One of these options is a knee brace.

A simple support brace is an effective and efficient method to provide support and comfort to the knee joint.  It provides circumferential compression and warmth to the arthritic joint.  The compression and warmth increases blood flow to the joint bringing oxygen and nutrients to the damaged cartilage.