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Obesity and Knee Arthritis

Overweight and obese people have more knee pain and arthritis of the kneeArthritis of the knee joint and damaged cartilage

Customers often ask us if our Full Knee Supports fit "larger legs".  This is something that is to be expected as:

  1. Figures show that 2/3 of adults in NZ are either overweight or obese
  2. The vast majority of knee supports are designed for sports injuries and sold to athletes

Studies have shown an association between obesity and knee osteoarthritis, with increasing weight leading to an increased risk of pain and disability.  Such is the link that obesity has been described as the "primary risk factor" for knee osteoarthritis.

The most effective management to decrease the pain and symptoms of osteoarthritis is a combination of weight loss and increased activity.

Exercise helps to reduce arthritis pain in the knee  Active650 Full Knee Support best for overweight exercise

An Active650 Knee Support may not be able to influence your diet but it can certainly help you increase your levels of activity.  Increased activity has been shown to alleviate the pain of knee osteoarthritis, allows greater function of the joint, slows further degeneration and allows muscle strengthening.  In a nutshell: you can decrease your pain and improve your movement with increased activity.  

XXL sizes of Active650 knee brace

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We can help you with this as our Full Knee Support comes in a range of sizes, up to XXL, with the larger sizes being specifically designed for wider thighs.  By providing greater comfort at the knee and improving shock absorption through the joint an Active650 Full Knee Support will allow you to manage your arthritis pain.


The Active650 Difference

Unique fabric with superior stretch
Unrivalled comfort
Allows full range of movement
Will not slip
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