Category: Knee Brace Education

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Knee Brace Education

Should I Wear a Knee Brace While Working Out?

Knee braces come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. They’re often worn to treat knee injuries, osteoarthritis, and prevent injuries from reoccurring. However, you may be wondering if you should use a knee brace while working out, even if you’re not injured. The answer depends on your personal goals and risk factors. Most people who use knee braces try to …

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Knee Brace Education

What Is An Unloader Knee Brace?

Knee pain can bring your life to a halt, but it doesn’t have to. A proper knee brace can help take the stress off your joints and give you greater mobility and comfort to carry you through your day-to-day. Research has found that knee braces can help manage knee pain caused by many conditions and are effective at reducing pain, …

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Knee Brace Education

Lateral vs. Medial Unloader Knee Brace

One of the most common complaints doctors and physiotherapists encounter is issues around knee pain. The causes of knee pain vary widely and include age, sports-related incidents, wear and tear, and traumatic injuries. However, knee pain can also develop due to medical conditions such as infections, arthritis, or gout. Depending on the cause and the severity of your knee pain, …

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Knee Brace Education

What’s The Best Knee Brace for Skiing?

Skiing is a sport many enjoy during the winter months, but it can be especially tough on your knees. If you’re looking for a way to protect your knees while skiing, a knee brace is a good option. This article will uncover the best knee braces for skiing and how to choose the right one for your needs. Knee braces …

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Injuries

What’s The Best Knee Brace for Pain?

Knee pain caused by injury or arthritis can be incredibly debilitating. In some instances, knee pain can entirely prevent individuals from carrying out their normal daily activities. Fortunately, research has repeatedly shown knee braces effectively decrease pain and joint stiffness. Knee braces also offer secondary health benefits, such as a reduced reliance on addictive pain medication and improved overall balance.  …

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Knee Brace Education

What is Cartilage & Its Function?

It’s crucial to consider the impact that running and even regular walking can have on your knees and other joints over time. Specifically, one should understand Cartilage’s role in the joint and how it relates to activity and mobility wellness. Cartilage acts as the body’s natural shock absorber,  ensuring that your joints and body as a whole is protected during …

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Knee Brace Education

Causes of Anterior Knee Pain

Affecting over 78 million people in the US, anterior knee pain is one of the most common knee problems. It manifests itself as pain in the front and central part of the knee, causing significant discomfort. This condition can be triggered by various other bone and muscle-related injuries. While the condition can limit the quality of daily life, there are …

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Knee Brace Education

Dealing with Pain from Work

If you have had your job for a long time, you probably know that pain from work is almost a given. Whether sitting at a desk all day or being on your feet for hours at a time, pain is an unfortunate reality of work. One of the most common work-related pains occurs in the knee and the surrounding regions. …

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Knee Brace Education

Understanding Osteoarthritis and Using Knee Braces

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that can impact any joint in your body, but it most commonly affects the knees. It occurs when the cartilage that cushions the ends of your bones breaks down, causing the bones to rub against each other. This can lead to pain, stiffness, and swelling in the affected joint. It is commonly referred to …

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Knee Brace Education

I’ve Injured My Knee – What Do I Do?

Knee injuries are painful, tiresome, and costly. While it may seem like the end of the world when you suffer from one, they’re more common than you might think. Knee-related injuries rank third in serious work injuries.  A poorly treated knee injury can deteriorate into a chronic condition causing long-lasting health issues. So let the advice of experts and your …

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