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The New Thuasne Action Reliever Osteoarthritis Knee Brace: Comfortable and Supportive Aid

2 CommentsThursday, 5 October 2017  |  Paul

Our knees are prone to wear and tear, but if you suffer from osteoarthritis this makes the cartilage protecting the ends of your bones thin and brittle. When the condition worsens, the cartilage can sometimes become so thin that your bones rub against each other and begin to wear away. The Thuasne Action Reliever Osteoarthritis Knee Brace has been created to stabilise your knee to reduce pain and increase function for those who suffer from uni-compartmental osteoarthritis or other uni-compartmental conditions that require load reduction.

How Can the Action Reliever Help Me?

If you suffer from osteoarthritis, actions that you once found extremely easy like climbing a set of stairs or standing up from a chair can become major obstacles in your life. Wearing the Action Reliever helps stabilise your knee so you're able to get your freedom back without suffering from pain. This semi-soft knee brace has a cross strap capture system so they're properly anchored during the gait cycle and therefore provide you with stable support. 

Created with a combined rigid adjustable hinge on the affected side and a flexible stay on the unaffected side, the Osteoarthritis Knee Brace provides you with dynamic offloading. The support's straps also create a three-point pressure system that provides you with maximum correction when your leg is in full extension. This is particularly useful if you suffer from heel strike and this is causing further damage to your cartilage and bones.

Invisible Design

Thuasne Action Reliever Osteoarthritis Knee Brace

Who says knee braces have to be bulky in order to work? The Osteoarthritis Knee Brace has a slim hinge and low-profile buckles and straps that provide you with support to rival heavier braces. If you feel embarrassed about wearing a brace in public, the Thuasne Action Reliever is ideal for you as it remains invisible under most clothes.

Its anatomical shape not only helps the support remain invisible under most clothes, but it also provides you with effective compression to stabilise your kneecap and reduce any pain or instability in the area. This also helps prevent your knee from moving into positions that might cause more pain and damage to your knee.

Easy to Apply

Designed with effortless magnetic buckles, putting the Action Reliever on is just a two step process so you get the support you need as soon as you need it. All you need to do is slide the brace up your leg and snap the buckles into place. The effortless magnetic buckles with finger loops help place the straps automatically, while its anatomical knitting makes the support easy to slide up your leg.

Don't believe us? Watch this video on how to fit the Osteoarthritis Knee Support.

Supreme Comfort

The Action Reliever Knee Brace has been created with anatomically shaped straps that are self-oriented and adjustable. The anatomical knitting has no compression areas at the popliteal crease and brace edges so you can move around easily without the support digging into your skin and reducing your range of motion.

This dynamic support provides you with support that's tailored to your needs; whether you require a right medial or left lateral support or else a left medial or right lateral brace, the Action Reliever has the options available for you to choose. This ensures you get the support you need in the most comfortable way possible.

Clinically-Proven Support

From a randomised controlled study with 32 patients (17 in the bracing group and 15 in the control group) over eight weeks, individuals who wore the Action Osteoarthritis Brace were able to walk a further distance than those in the control group. The main objective of the study was to test the effect of the brace on individuals' pain-free walking distance. The clinical study showed that "by wearing the brace, the pain on exertion was reduced and the pain-free distance extended."

Results for the Thuasne Action Reliever Osteoarthritis Knee Brace

Thuasne Action Reliever Osteoarthritis Knee Brace at Health and Care

At Health and Care, we're passionate about providing you with solutions to your health problems. More evidence is coming out now to support the use of knee braces for osteoarthritis as they help stabilise your patella and ensure it moves properly. And the Thuasne Action Reliever Osteoarthritis Knee Brace is no exception; follow the link provided to get the relief you need.

Gerald Parenteau
Wednesday, 20 June 2018  |  6:15

How do I wash my action reliever brace? It's getting a little ripe.

Thursday, 23 August 2018  |  13:10

Hi Gerald,

Thank you for getting in touch. The Thuasne Action Reliever Osteoarthritis Knee Brace can be washed with warm water, so long as you squeeze out the excess and dry it away from any heat sources. Please note that detergents, fabric softeners, or products containing chlorine should not be used on the support as this can damage its functionality.

For further washing instructions, these should be detailed on the fact sheet within the product packaging if you still have it.

I hope this helps; don't hesitate to ask if you have further questions!

Best wishes,

Jasmine at Health and Care