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OA and the arthritis knee brace

June 13, 2013
Arthritis Knee Brace

The arthritis knee brace has been shown to reduce knee pain and improve joint health for people with osteoarthritis.

For slightly more severe osteoarthritis of the knee, an arthritis knee brace may provide greater support than the simple neoprene sleeve.  The arthritis knee brace is designed to maximize stability while minimally effecting function and range of motion.  This knee brace includes joints on both sides of the knee and straps to keep it in place in addition to the compressive and supportive features of the neoprene sleeve.  The arthritis knee brace bears the mechanical stresses of knee motion and reduce the pressure felt by anatomical knee.

As early as 1997 the efficacy of arthritis knee bracing was well documented.  Studies routinely observe a significant reduction in knee pain for roughly 95% of users.  Studies have also found that wearing an arthritis knee brace can allow arthritic knees to heal.  When the brace reduces pressure on the knee, it allows the body to heal the damaged joint and increase the joint space.  Knee pain in osteoarthritis comes from bone rubbing against bone as the cartilage degrades, so this increased joint space represents an overall improvement in joint health.

If you suffer from osteoarthritis of the knee, and your knee pain is not improved by a simple neoprene sleeve, you should try the arthritis knee brace.  The risk and the expense are far below pharmaceutical or surgical alternatives, and the best evidence shows that bracing can be equally or more effective.  So before you take another pill or go under the knife, try a non-invasive treatment like the arthritis knee brace.

Click here to learn more about arthritis knee braces.

 



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