Category: Knee Brace Education

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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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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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Avoiding Knee Injury

The knee is the body’s largest and also most commonly injured joint. Trauma to the tissue that makes up the knee joint, including the tendons, ligaments, cartilage, muscles, and bones leads to injury. The trauma can occur from a fall, forceful impact during an auto accident, or certain types of sports and exercise. The most common knee injuries are fractures, …

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Knee Brace Education

Are Unloader Braces Effective?

So the knee pain you’ve been experiencing has really been cramping your style, but you’re not about to let that keep you down. You need support and pain relief, so you take to the internet in search of the perfect knee brace. Who knew there were so many knee braces out there? How can you possibly know which brace is …

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Knee Brace Education

Benefits of a Knee Brace While Running

Runners, we know your pain. No, really, we do: According to the Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute, about 20-40% of all knee problems occur at the joint, specifically the kneecap, which experiences a great deal of the wear and tear that’s associated with high intensity running for long periods of time. So how does wearing a knee brace while …

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OTS vs. Custom Ascender Knee Brace

Are you ready to take the next step forward in getting your Ascender knee brace, but having trouble deciding which one is best for you? Let’s look at the difference between the two versions of the Ascender and break down why you may choose one over the other.  Custom-Fabricated Ascender Knee Brace Have you had trouble with past knee braces …

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What’s the Best Custom Knee Brace?

Young and old alike, millions of Americans suffer from knee pain, which is often treated with knee braces. Knee braces are comfortable, easy to find, and affordable. The question is, do they help? In the opinion of orthopedic surgeon Dr. Michael Behr, wearing a knee brace has two primary advantages: Structural Support Pain Relief Whether you have osteoarthritis, quadriceps weakness, …

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How To Put on An Icarus Ascender Medical Knee Brace

Expert advice for putting on a medical knee brace, wearing a knee brace comfortably, and how best to protect yourself from future injury. Whether you’ve just bought your first medical knee brace or you’re doing some research before you make a purchase, knowing how to put on a knee brace properly and how you can use it to protect yourself …

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