The Arthritis knee brace is a great way to help alleviate the pain associated with arthritis. They're especially effective for patients with osteoarthritis. Arthritis knee braces are designed for everyday use and may help patients live an active lifestyle with less pain. They do this by helping support the weight of the body on the unhealthy parts of the knee and shifting the pressure to the healthier areas. Because arthritis knee supports encourage mobility and activity, they can also help reduce stiffness in the joint. This well-designed knee brace will be lightweight so they're easy to wear and won't weigh you down. That's what makes them so great for daily use!
Wearing this soft knee strap significantly
- Reduced pain levels during level walking
- Reduced the time to complete the 10-m walk
- Increased knee confidence in walking
Two more ways a brace might help people who have knee arthritis:
Relieving kneecap pain.
When weakness or softness of cartilage under the kneecap causes pain, the knee brace with a cutout for the kneecap can help keep the bone in place and ease the pain. It should enable you to more comfortably do exercises to strengthen the quadriceps, says Matt Holland, manager of physical therapy for the Methodist Center for Sports Medicine in Houston.
Many people report relief from knee pain with the knee brace. Experts believe these may help by providing warmth and compression, which may relieve swelling. The main benefit, however, may be psychological, says Holland. "It gives you a feeling of support and a reminder to be more careful of that knee when you're physically active."