A knee brace is one tool in managing the discomfort of knee osteoarthritis. A brace might help reduce pain by shifting your weight off the most damaged portion of your knee. Wearing a brace can improve your ability to get around and help you walk farther comfortably.
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Yes. Probably 95% of knee pain caused by arthritis is osteoarthritis, which is caused by “wear and tear” on the joints.
Osteoarthritis is a complex condition involving the entire joint. It's mainly known as a wear-and-tear type of arthritis that commonly affects the knees of older people. The disease frequently affects one side of your knee more than the other. This unequal damage can cause your knee to align imperfectly (malalignment), which can make you look knock-kneed or bowlegged.
They’re usually twisting injuries to the knee: ACL, meniscus, or ligament injuries.
Yes. If you are able to walk but require the knee to be stabilized because of a weakness or deformity of the knee or had a recent injury to the knee or had a recent surgical procedure on the knee such as a knee joint replacement. A consultation with your doctor and a prescription written is required for Medicare and/or Private insurance reimbursement.
The knee joint's main function is to bend, straighten, and bear the weight of the body, along with the ankles and hips. The knee, more than just a simple hinged joint, also twists and rotates. In order to perform all of these actions and to support the entire body while doing so, the knee relies on a number of structures including bones, ligaments, tendons, and cartilage.