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Posts Tagged ‘Arthritis Knee Braces’

For those suffering with arthritis in the knees you know what a painful and difficult process it can be to simply take a few steps. With that kind of frustration it’s easy to become discouraged and beat yourself up for taking walking for granted. But it’s not all bad news anymore. Recent advances in medical science, engineering and technology have finally made products to improve our lives more affordable than ever. And that holds true for arthritis sufferers as well.

With arthritis knee braces you can provide exactly the amount of corrective force you need to make walking and moving about easier and more enjoyable. You don’t have to dread doing chores or heading out for the day when you can do it with less pain and more relief. The advanced, lightweight and breathable fabrics also make using one of these modern marvels a lot more comfortable than most people would think. So stop suffering through knee pain and start enjoying your life the way it was meant to be enjoyed!



Stride-OA-Knee-Brace

Osteoarthritis of the knee effects your anatomy in several ways.  Misalignment of the joint is a common problem. It isn’t possible for medications or topical treatments to correct this condition, so a proven option is to wear a hinged brace. These high-tech, bio-mechanical devices change how your weight is distributed across the knee joint, providing instant relief and reducing pressure.

The brace applies pressure both above and below the knee, opening the joint and reducing friction on the bones. Numerous studies over the last 20 years have proven this type of treatment to be effective in correcting knee alignment and relieving swelling and discomfort in the joint. According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, braces of this nature “may provide a significant reduction in knee pain for patients with unicompartmental osteoarthritis when properly fit.”



Therion Magnetic Knee Brace

Wrap Around Arthritis Brace with Magnets

The Therion Platinum Magnetic Knee Brace is now available at Heritage Medical Equipment, LLC.

Therion knee supports are made with a breathable neoprene that maintains all day comfort.  Every time you move, special vapor chambers flex to pump out body heat and sweat.  These knee braces are comfortable so you can benefit from  consistent magnetic therapy.

Quick Overview:

  • 14 Neodymium & ceramic magnets are positioned along the sides of the knee, below the knee cap, and behind the knee
  • 2 spiral stays provide protection and stability
  • Compression and support are achieved with a pair of velcro straps
  • Completely opens for easy donning and removal


Water Therapy

Water Therapy

Johns Hopkins University recently reported that exercising in warm water (about 82 degrees) is appropriate for gentle range-of-motion exercises.  The body is supported by buoyancy so there is less stress on arthritic knees.  Waist deep water will bear about 50% of a person’s body weight, chest deep water will bear 75%.  Water also provides about 12 times the resistance to exercise as compared to exercising out of water.

800 Patients with osteoarthritis in their knees were examined in a recent Cochrane review.  Researchers concluded that pain may decrease and function may improve.  It’s August – why not get in the pool and give it a try?

In case you are wondering, Neoprene knee sleeves can be worn in the water.



It’s a common misconception that arthritis braces have to be bulky and cumbersome in order to be effective. Thanks to recent innovations, braces are smaller and lighter than ever, affording people increased mobility and pain relief while still being comfortable. Some of the most effective of these new-age products are neoprene support braces.

It may seem like neoprene is too flimsy to provide any real relief, but when it comes to treating osteoarthritis, warmth and compression are two of the most important treatments, both of which a neoprene knee brace accomplishes. When you wear the neoprene brace, blood flow to the affected are increases, enhancing your body’s neurovascular system. Not only will a neoprene brace offer your amazing, instantaneous results, it’s cheap too.



What is Neoprene?

April 6, 2010

Neoprene, or polychloroprene, is a family of synthetic rubbers that are produced by polymerization of chloroprene. It is used in a wide variety of applications, such as in wetsuits, laptop sleeves, orthopedic braces (wrist, knee, etc.), electrical insulation, liquid and sheet applied elastomeric membranes or flashings, and car fan belts.

One of the best known uses for neoprene fabric is for wetsuits in scuba diving. Neoprene is also commonly used in wading boots for fishermen since it protects the skin from cold water. Laboratory workers may use neoprene gloves to protect their hands from acids, chemicals, solvents and oils. Kayakers and people who participate in cold-weather activities may also wear waterproof neoprene gloves, sometimes lined with fleece, to protect their hands from cold water, ice and snow. There are also a variety of athletic braces constructed from the material, including support braces.



Magnet Therapy

March 23, 2010

We all know that braces provide additional support to joints that are injured or stricken with degenerative diseases such as arthritis. While the brace is undoubtedly a necessary measure in treatment, there is more that can be done. For centuries, cultures around the globe have utilized magnets in medicine, and now there are peer-reviewed studies that support this practice.

A magnetic knee brace gives you the added stability of a traditional knee brace while also taking advantage of therapeutic magnet therapy. Because there are charged particles in our body that are constantly creating magnetic fields, the magnet is able to interact with these ions to achieve a harmonic balance. This increases blood flow and helps relieve pain and swelling.