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Arthritis Knee Brace

February 27, 2017

Arthritis Knee Brace

  • Hinged Knee Brace
  • Circumferential Straps
  • Knee Cap Control Buttress
  • Multi-Position Hinges
  • Pull Up Loops
  • Open Patella
  • Covered Hinges

Description

This support brace is constructed of 1/8″ neoprene, to provide warmth and compression. This increases blood flow to your arthritic joint. The knee support is constructed with a felt buttress designed to control and protect your knee cap. The aluminum hinges work in conjunction with the neoprene to help stabilize and protect your knee joint.  People with arthritis in the knees often have arthritis in their hands.  This is a knee brace that is easy to take on and take off – a blessing for people with arthritic fingers.

Indications

  • Pre and Post-Operative MCL/LCL Care
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Moderate ACL/PCL Sprains & Strains
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Instability

Sizing

Measure the Circumference at Knee Center with the Leg Fully Extended

Extra Small:      12″ – 13″
Small:                13″ – 14″
Medium:           14″ – 15″
Large:                15″ – 16″
Extra Large:      16″ – 18″
2X Large:          18″ – 20″
3X Large:          20″ – 22″
4X Large:          22″ – 24″



Knee Support

August 19, 2012

Knee Support

 

Can a simple support brace make my arthritic knee feel better?

A neoprene knee sleeve will provide warmth and compression.  A support brace like this is not a cure but it will help with some of the symptoms.  A little bit of support can go a long way.  This is an inexpensive treatment option that potentially can decrease the amount of drugs a patient needs to take.  There are many types of neoprene knee sleeves available.  The best ones will be durable, washable, and have some type of covering or barrier that keeps the neoprene from directly contacting the skin.



Support Brace

Support Brace

Orthopedic surgeons can be judged by the quality of products they provide.  A current trend in the orthopedic community is turning orthopedic braces into profit centers.  Insurance providers are reimbursing doctors less and less for surgeries so it is not surprising that orthopedic practices are experimenting with different avenues, like knee bracing, to remain profitable.

Information like this is advantageous to patients.  The quality of braces a doctor provides is a glimpse into the way that physician practices medicine.

If a doctor fits a patient with a knee brace and bills that patient’s insurance company or charges cash, the knee brace that doctor provides is a clear indicator of that doctor’s motives.  If the knee brace is of poor quality (cheap) then patients can rightfully infer that this doctor is putting their profits ahead of patient care.  If a doctor is willing to take advantage of a patient when it comes to a simple support brace, it’s reasonable to assume that same doctor will take advantage of a patient throughout the entire time that patient is under their care.

Conversely if a doctor provides a high quality orthopedic device it demonstrates that physician’s ability to put patient care ahead of nickels and dimes.  It shows that doctor is more concerned with the health and well-being of his / her patients than inflating the bottom line.

If an orthopedic doctor regularly braces knee problems that doctor should supply quality products.  If you are a patient that recently received a knee brace, ankle brace, or walking boot from your doctor, take a moment and look at it.  Really look at it.  That brace is an accurate representation of the care you will receive.

 

 

 



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.



Cortisone Injection

Cortisone (corticosteroid) is a strong synthetic medication used to reduce inflammation in knees with osteoarthritis.  Resembling cortisol, a hormone produced naturally in the body, it works by suppressing the immune system.

Cortisone has been a treatment for knee osteoarthritis for over 50 years.  Though cortisone is used as a treatment for pain it is not a pain reliever.  The synthetic medication decreases inflammation.  It is not a cure for osteoarthritis nor does it change the course of the disease.

The effects of cortisone are kind of random.  People react differently to it.  Some get pain relief for days while for others it last for months.  Some people don’t get anything at all – depends on the patient.  However it is accepted that if the first couple of shots have little to no effect, then subsequent injections will probably not offer pain relief.

It is also agreed upon in the medical community that a patient should not exceed three cortisone shots per year.  Chronic use can lead to cartilage weakness, weakening of tendons and ligaments, and avascular necrosis (death of the bone).

When used correctly cortisone usually does not produce side effects.  It should not be taken by patients with infections, diabetes, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, peptic ulcers of congestive heart failure.

If you tried cortisone and did not experience pain relief, or you have exceeded your annual limit of injections, or you have a medical condition that prevents you from using cortisone – do not be discouraged.  There are other treatment options available for your knee osteoarthritis.  Try an unloading  knee brace, a neoprene support brace, cold therapy, or magnetic therapy.



Supporting Your Knees

February 16, 2010
Arthritis Brace

OA Brace

Since the knee is such as complex joint, utilized in quick movements and weight-bearing activities, it is highly susceptible to injury and osteoarthritis. Knee injuries and conditions once diminished a person’s quality of life, but today there is a variety of options to help combat the pain. One of these options is a knee brace.

A simple support brace is an effective and efficient method to provide support and comfort to the knee joint.  It provides circumferential compression and warmth to the arthritic joint.  The compression and warmth increases blood flow to the joint bringing oxygen and nutrients to the damaged cartilage.