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Why Should I Use an OA Offloading Knee Brace?

Tuesday, 19 January 2021  |  Sean

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?

  • Eases Pain: Ease pain by preventing bone rubbing on bone inside your knee
  • Reduces the Pressure: Offload pressure onto the other side of your knee
  • Slows the Spread: By giving your knee a break, you can slow the spread of osteoarthritis
  • Gets You Moving: Designed to let you get active again (light sports, golfing, boules and more)
  • Provides a Catered Fit: Choose between a lateral or medial side for a catered fit
  • Suitable for All: Our selection caters for everyone, from sportspeople to the elderly

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.

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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.

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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.

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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:

  • Donjoy OA Adjuster 3 Unloader Osteoarthritis Knee Brace
    • The most durable and functional Donjoy OA Knee Brace
    • Uses a 4-point leverage system for ligament stability
    • Nano MAG Technology on the offloading side provides lightweight fit
    • Provides clinically proven ligament stability
  • Donjoy OA Clima-Flex Knee Support
    • New level of cooling comfort through compression and off-loading
    • For mild to moderate osteoarthritis knee pain
    • Antimicrobial and breathable with special temperature control
    • Keyless offloading and fly hinge adjustment for empowered relief
    • For mild to moderate OA knee pain, helping you to walk, play golf or hike
  • Donjoy OA Nano Unloader Osteoarthritis Knee Brace
    • As light as air thanks to high tech functional design
    • Magnesium frame and intimate fit provides offloading strength for pain relief
    • Designed for those with mild to moderate knee osteoarthritis
    • Allows you to stay active and move freely, making the patient compliant
    • The world's lightest knee brace at just 14.2 ounces
  • Donjoy OA Reaction Web Right Medial/Left Lateral Knee Brace (or Left Medial/Right Lateral)
    • Unique and effective way to treat osteroarthritis knee pain
    • Open frame work encourages patient compliance
    • Designed to absorb shock and treat anterior knee pain
    • Low profile and has a wraparound design for a comfortable fit
    • Available as either for your left medial or right medial

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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.

Do you have any questions about our knee supports, or would you like a recommendation based on your symptoms? Please don't hesitate to let us know in the comments, or find us on Facebook and Twitter!

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