Offloading Knee Braces / Unloader Knee Braces
or OA Knee Braces
(Osteo-Arthritis) are commonly
used when the joint of the knee has worn down and the friction on the
ball joint is causing pain, discomfort, or inflammation is occurring.
The OA Knee Braces
, such as the Fusion OA Knee Brace
or the Fusion XT OA
for high impact activity, effectively offload or unload the
pressure the weight of the body has on the joint, by transferring the
weight to the calf area, almost completely bypassing the knee joint area
Some knee braces
offload the medial (inside) or the
lateral (outside) compartment of the knee joint, and some of the knee
braces offload both.
An Unloader knee brace
can relieve your pain. That will allow you
to start exercising. Start exercising and begin to lose weight. The
more weight you lose the less stress on your knees. The less stress,
the less pain. All of this without going to the pharmacy every week,
and without surgery.
If pain is preventing you from exercising, an unloader knee brace can get you moving again.
I was told today i have severe arthritis in both knees,and would have to have surgery next year.I am 55 years old.I need to work a little longer wthout the pain.The doctor says my knees need to be pushed inward to keep the bones from rubbing.What type of knee brace do i need?offloader?unloader?There are so many to choose from.