Archive for February, 2014
An arthritis knee brace needs to be easy to put on and take off. If you have arthritis in your knees chances are you’re feeling it in your fingers. What good is a knee brace if you can’t get it in position because you’re hands won’t let you pull the wetsuit-like neoprene up your leg? An easy arthritis knee brace like the one pictured above is designed for patients with arthritic hands or poor finger dexterity. The entire top half of the brace opens and closes with Velcro. This makes the brace easy to put on and take off. The neoprene still provides warmth and compression, but the open top half of the brace makes wearing this brace much easier than other treatment options. The hinges provide protection and stability, and the straps ensure the brace stays in place during activities of daily living.
This Easy Arthritis Knee Brace is only $45 on the Heritage Medical Equipment website. It’s worth taking a look. You may be living with unnecessary knee pain.
If your knee hurts enough that you found this blog post, chances are your arthritis is getting worse. So what can you do? You have plenty of options, it’s just a matter of figuring out which one is right for you.
Let’s start with the basics: Lose weight, eat healthy, stretch, and exercise. Yes, losing weight and eating healthy can be difficult. But it’s not impossible. Stretching and going for a walk is real simple. Just doing these four simple things can make a big difference. It’s completely up to you. You don’t need a prescription, you don’t need to get health insurance involved.
Try this today. Have a nice salad for lunch, then stretch your legs for five minutes, and then go for a half hour walk. In just one hour you proactively treated your knee without drugs, without surgery, and without going to see a doctor. Try doing this a few times a week. Imagine the results if you stick with this simple plan for a month, or for a year?