Arthritis Knee Braces
Arthritis knee braces provide support and a great way to relieve pain caused by arthritis. Osteoarthritis knee brace products (aka unloader brace) work by supporting one's body weight and shifting forces away from the damaged, painful arthritic compartment toward the uninvolved side of your knee. This reduces osteoarthritis pain and stiffness caused by bone on bone contact.
DME-Direct carries an extensive selection of cost-effective knee braces for arthritis featuring off loading designs that improve mobility and walking activity. You'll find arthritis knee braces for everyday activity and recreational sports like running, basketball, and skiing.How Do Arhtritis Knee Braces Work And How Long Should They Be Worn?
Arthritis knee braces are made out of lightweight materials like aluminum and most feature unique, adjustable hinges capable of imparting a varus or valgus load to provide pain relief. All off-the-shelf (means they're sized) unloader brace designs have a way to adjust their unloading capability for more offloading as needed. With a simple turn of a screw patients can adjust the torquing affect produced by the hinge in just seconds. Most arthritis knee braces can be adjusted while still wearing the brace instead of having to remove the brace altogether. The goal with using unloader braces is to be able to increase your tolerance to walking in and outside of your home. Every knee is different and an unloader knee brace may have a profound affect on one patient's pain level and not make any difference on another person's symptoms. The same can be said for trying injections, and NSAIDs as well.
Some patients wear arthritis knee braces all day long for both work and at home, while other people with "mild osteoarthritis" may need to use their brace when they go out shopping, or for long walks up and down an 18 hole golf course. Generally speaking, use pain and your activity level as a guide, and/or consult with your doctor or rehabilitation professional for their recommendation for the best brace for relieving your osteoarthritis pain. Check out our selection of knee braces for arthritis below.
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