Knee Brace For Arthritis

Knee Brace For Arthritis That Actually Works To Prevent Pain & Further Joint Damage

Osteoarthritis of the knee is a common type of arthritis or arthrosis leading to chronic joint problems, pain and disability. Knee braces are seen everywhere; from cheap wraps to stabilization braces. Many claims are made regarding pain relief and increase ability to walk, however, many of these knee brace claims are unsubstantiated marketing techniques.

Damage from knee arthritis varies from mild to severe, as does the disability. For those suffering higher levels of pain and disability, options have been few. Common treatments consist of non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs, commonly called NSAIDs. For some, these drugs can help relieve pain and swelling; however, there are risks of side effects like stomach problems, liver and kidney damage, as well as others.

Injections and exercises are often used with varying degrees of results. In some cases, surgery is required. Not everyone is a candidate for surgery and there are possible complications. This leaves many suffering from the pain and disability of knee arthritis looking to anyone and any device that make claims of relief.

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A new type of knee brace provides traction to the knee joint on both sides to actually remove pressure while walking. This can help reduce inflammation and damage to the knee, relieving pain and extending the life of the joint itself. The brace uses the very latest in technology to bring renewed ability to many who suffer from knee arthritis. This can reduce dependence on drugs, help avoid surgery, and is even being used to help in rehabilitation of injuries and after surgery.

A knee brace that is effective will increase the ability to walk and do daily activities and help to reduce the risk of falls, especially in patients that are elderly and do not get regular exercise and those who have weight problems.

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The traction brace is designed to help alleviate joint dysfunction and pain from continual stress and damage to cartilage in the joint and the underlying bone that results in inflammation and bone spurs. So, while there are so many knee braces with claims to relieve your pain and get you back in motion, many fall short of eliminating the biomechanical destructive effects, especially those cases with advanced arthritis.

Now, you can forget about getting more knee braces with magnets and special, magical materials that wind up in the closet or the trash can. Talk to your doctor or therapist about the traction knee brace. This is a serious brace that actually removes the source of pain and damage, allowing better walking and improved quality of life.

Knee arthritis can be caused by injury, genetics and factors like working in a squatted or kneeling position. Construction workers that install flooring are particularly vulnerable. Being overweight is also a risk factor for knee arthritis. While modifying lifestyle can help, like reducing weight and increasing non-weight bearing exercise. A good knee brace for arthritis relief can alleviate gravitational biomechanical forces can be an important addition to your lifestyle changes along with conservative therapies in managing pain, stiffness and disability of knee osteoarthritis.

A 2019 study in Gait & Posture indicates changes as we age can lead to knee osteoarthritis. The study found maintenance of physical activity in mid life imparts a small measurable effect on knee function and biomechanics which may translate to increased stability in the knee through mid life and could reduce knee osteoarthritis risk long term.

Author Bio

Stephen Ornstein, D.C. has treated thousands of neck, shoulder and back conditions since graduating Sherman Chiropractic College in 1987 and during his involvement in Martial Arts. He holds certifications as a Peer Review Consultant from New York Chiropractic College, Physiological Therapeutics from National Chiropractic College, Modic Antibiotic Spinal Therapy from Dr. Hanne Albert, PT., MPH., Ph.D., Myofascial Release Techniques from Logan Chiropractic College, and learned Active Release Technique from the founder, P. Michael Leahy, DC, ART, CCSP.