Why Should I Use an OA Offloading Knee Brace?
Tuesday, 19 January 2021 | Paul
Offloading braces are a specific style of knee brace that are designed to tackle osteoarthritis. While there isn't a cure for knee osteoarthritis, by offloading the pressure you can help to relieve pain, ease stiffness and help you to get active once more. This guide explains the pros of using an OA Offloading Brace, helping to make your decision easier when it comes to buying your first OA Brace.
Why Should I Use Offloading Braces to Tackle Osteoarthritis?
How Do Offloading Knee Braces Work?
Offloading or unloading knee braces work by taking the pressure away from the affected area of your knee and transferring it to the other side. Arthritis occurs when your cartilage is worn down on one side, meaning that bone starts to rub on bone. By offloading pressure to the other side of your knee, it means that the bone on bone affect is prevented, thus giving the area a break.
How Effective Are Offloading Knee Braces at Tackling Osteoarthritis?
Offloading knee braces are backed by science, as seen in the video below. While they don't act as a cure of osteoarthritis, they can be used to prevent the spread of the condition, relieve pain, treat osteoarthritis in younger patients, and relieve stiffness. Using offloading knee braces can also help you to get moving again without the pain, ideal for getting back into some light exercise.
Who Can Use OA Offloading Braces?
Offloading braces can actually be used by everyone of all ages. While some are better suited to professional sportspeople, others are better suited to the elderly who want to do some light exercise.
An Introduction to Donjoy
If you've decided to purchase your first Donjoy Offloading Knee Brace, then you'll want to know if you can trust Donjoy. Donjoy are the world leaders in knee braces, ankle braces and shoulder braces. Their knee braces are so well known that they are used by the US Skiing Team and the US Snowboarding Team, meaning that you can have confidence in your purchase.
How Do I Use Donjoy OA Knee Braces?
Each of our Donjoy OA Braces come with full user instructions and each of the product listings on our website have a video which helps you to fit your brace. Alternatively, you can check out our guide on How to Fit Your Donjoy Offloading Knee Brace.
Which Donjoy OA Knee Brace Is Right for Me?
Here at Health and Care, we sell a wide range of Donjoy OA Knee Braces. To view each product in full, take a look at our Which Donjoy OA Brace Is Right for Me? blog, as it explores each product with a full list of pros, cons, uses and suitability. Alternatively, click on any of the products below to view the area in full:
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Here at Health and Care, we sell a full range of Donjoy OA Braces. To view our full range and to get more information, please view our Donjoy OA Category.