Osteoarthritis is a degenerative complaint that can affect any joint and gets slowly worse over time. This degeneration can be caused by general wear and tear or a previous injury to the joint.
Osteoarthritis in younger people can often be the result of a previous injury.
In both cases the smooth cartilage that covers the ends of bones in the joint wears thin and becomes rough, pitted and brittle. Structures in the joint thicken causing the space inside the joint to narrow. This causes stiffening of the joint and can cause pain and inflammation.
Osteoarthritis is nearly always diagnosed when the affected joint becomes painful or stiff to move. However, the processes that cause osteoarthritis may have been ongoing long before the symptoms are noticed.
Most supports are made from material with very limited stretch which is why they slip and roll down or are stiff and restrictive and often need Velcro straps to fit.
Our material is a high stretch fabric, which is shaped to contour to the body: fitting comfortably to provide superior cushioning and support.
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What is our first reaction to pain?
We grab it, clutch it, hold it! This is our immediate and automatic response.
Why do we do this?
Theories range from affecting the pain receptors, to providing a tourniquet-like effect for nerves and blood vessels, to isolating the damaged structures and preventing further movement. Whatever the reason is, we all do it.
How can an Active650 support help?
By holding the area for you it provides support and pain relief, allowing you to get back to normal activities.
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