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Stretching is very important for an arthritic knee.  When you think knee osteoarthritis it’s easy to focus only on the knee joint.  However, the muscles surrounding the knee should not be forgotten.

The hamstrings and quadriceps play an important role in managing knee pain.  Tight muscles put unnecessary stain on arthritic knees.  By stretching you help keep the anatomy surrounding your knee healthy and limber.  Exercise is important.  Just walking will help keep your knee joint lubricated.  Healthy stretched muscles will help an arthritic knee move easier, facilitating that movement of fluid that’s so important to healthy knee joints.

The muscles, ligaments, bones, and cartilage all work together in the knee joint.  They need to work together as a team.  Stretching is a great way to reduce knee pain and facilitate a healthier lifestyle.



Knee Brace Undersleeve

February 12, 2016

Undersleeve

Why do I need to wear an undersleeve?  A neoprene under sleeve is designed for people who wear bio mechanical knee braces to treat osteoarthritis.  The undersleeve helps keep the knee brace from migrating, and also cuts down on the wear-and tear on your knee brace.  A neoprene undersleeve will also provide warmth and compression to an arthritic knee.  That will make the knee feel better and provide additional support and protection.



CMC Arthritis Brace

February 2, 2016

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The CMC Arthritis Brace is a proven and effective treatment option for basal joint arthritis.  This is a light-weight and low-profile alternative to all of the other thumb braces that are available.  This is a more substantial thumb brace than you can buy at the pharmacy, super store, or sporting good retailer.

This thumb brace will keep the skin cool and dry.  It is easily applied and removed.  And importantly it won’t interfere with your daily activities.  Absolutely worth trying.