When a person ages the smooth cartilage at the end of bones becomes worn and rough. As this cartilage degrades it leads to less protection of the bones and a decreased joint space. This, in turn, leads to increased wear and tear and exacerbates the problem. As the space between the bones decreases bony growths can occur (osteophytes), making the joint appear knobbly.
All of this causes stiffness, reduced mobility, swelling and ultimately, pain.
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.
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 supports 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 supports for Osteoarthritis, stating that they, “provide significant reduction in pain”.
If you are going to seek the proven benefits of a knee support you want one that is the most comfortable and effective on the market. Designed by orthopaedic surgeons who were fed up with conventional supports slipping and bunching behind the knee, the Active650 Full Knee Support has been designed with comfort and practicality in mind.
An Active650 Full Knee Support provides exceptional heat retention, improving blood flow and keeping the cold at bay. The superior stretch allows expansion that moves with the wearer, without causing restriction, and contraction that provides superior support, stability and confidence.
Osteoarthritis can affect any joint in the body and we have a range of supports that have been designed to help you.
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