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Archive for May 6th, 2012

What do knee compression braces accomplish?  A few things.

1.  A neoprene sleeve will provide warmth and compression to an arthritic knee.  This circumferential squeeze  can help an achy joint feel better.  It will promote blood flow and increase circulation to the knee.  This increase in nutrients and fluids will help your cartilage.

2.  The compression will also promote proprioception.  The skin is the largest organ in the human body.  By compressing the surface area of the skin over the arthritic joint, your knee will feel better.       Proprioception relates to knowing where your limbs are in relation to the rest of your body.  Increased proprioception will help your knee to function and feel better.

3.  Knee compression braces will also provide a measure of protection and stability.  Just a little extra support can make the difference between walking for ten minutes, and walking for fifteen minutes.  The accumulation of steps over time can increase your overall health and strength of your knee joint.