Archive for November, 2013
An OA Knee Brace is a proven treatment option for unicompartmental osteoarthritis. It will relieve (unload) the pressure on an arthritic knee joint. Pain relief is achieved by dispersing the pressure a person’s body weight puts on their knee every time they take a step. The knee brace absorbs some of the pressure, and some of the pressure is transferred to the opposite side of the knee.
This unloading will provide knee pain relief. Many patients can tell if a knee brace is working the moment they put it on. An instant reduction in pain is common. An unloading knee brace with a neoprene or elastic sleeve will provide warmth and compression. Our skin is the largest organ in our body. The contact of the material alone will make an arthritic knee feel better. When you add a bit of unloading, a knee brace can reduce pain, and provide protection and stability to an arthritic knee joint.
Does the inside of your knee hurt when you go up and down stairs? An unloading knee brace can help keep you mobile. No drugs, no surgery. Knee braces for osteoarthritis are worth trying.