Can Compression Supports Help My Osteoarthritis?
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Who does Osteoarthritis affect?
In a nutshell, anyone.
However, as it is a degenerative disease, symptoms are more likely to become noticeable as a person gets older. It can be due to genes, developmental issues, nutritional deficiencies, mechanical reasons (overuse, trauma) or just general wear and tear at the joint.
What is Osteoarthritis?
As a person ages their cartilage becomes less resilient. As the cartilage degrades it leads to less protection of the bones in the joint space. As joints are almost constantly moving this leads to increased wear and tear and exacerbates the problem. The space between the bones decreases and in some cases bony outgrowths can occur (osteophytes).
Symptoms of Osteoarthritis
The main symptom of osteoarthritis is pain. A loss of mobility, stiffness at the joint and inflammation are all common signs but, as with anything, it is normally the pain that spurs a sufferer to seek treatment. Pain is often described as being like a ‘burning sensation’ in the surrounding soft tissue. Many sufferers complain that cold and wet weather make the symptoms worse.
How does an Active650 Full Knee Support help?
An Active650 Full Knee Support provides exceptional heat retention, improving blood flow and keeping the cold at bay. An article in the Arthritis Today magazine quoted the American College of Rheumatology on the recommended management of arthritis as stating, “The use of lightweight knee braces may correct misaligned bones of the knee joint and reduce pressure on the soft tissues.” The article went on to say that the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons supports the use of knee braces for osteoarthritis, stating that braces, “may provide significant reduction in pain.”
If you are going to seek the proven benefits of a knee support you will want to be looking at one that is the most comfortable to wear. Designed by orthopaedic surgeons who were fed up with conventional supports slipping and bunching behind the knee, the Full Knee Support has been designed with comfort and practicality in mind. The superior stretch allows expansion that moves with the wearer, without causing restriction, and contraction that provides superior support with a non-slip guarantee.
Active 650 Full Knee Supports and our other products are now available in New Zealand.
Here is what our customers are saying:
Full Knee Support
“I have been using my Full Knee Supports on both knees for a week all day.
These have made a big difference to the pain level I have with the arthritis and would recommend them to all. My husband wears one while playing golf and has found his movement greatly improved.”
April 9, 2016 Reviewer: Dianne from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand
Full Knee Support
“I kept seeing adverts for active 650 and being of a suspicious nature I kept ignoring the ads thinking “yeah right.” I am 63 years old, I still work, and I have 6 grandchildren so my life is very busy. I have arthritis in both knees, the right knee I am on a four month wait list to get it replaced so the pain in this knee is acute. The pain that I was in kept me on pain killer just to get through the day. I thought what have I got to loose so I ordered the knees support. I put it on and over the next couple of days I noticed that the ache in my knee had gone and I came off the pain killers. I have no idea how this works but for me it is close to a miracle and what it has done is allowed me to lead a close to normal life. I have ordered another for the right knee and can’t wait for it to arrive. Maybe now I won’t look like a waddling duck when I walk and I can enjoy mall shopping once again. I have already recommended this product to friends.!!!!!!MIRACLE!!!!!!!!!”
June 11, 2016 Reviewer: Rebecca from Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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