Finding the perfect knee brace for your needs is no easy feat. To help you on this journey, we will compare a popular Össur knee brace for osteoarthritis with a brace made by Spring Loaded.More»
Not all knee braces are created alike. But you probably already know this from your research into your bracing options. To make your life easier, we will compare a popular Donjoy knee brace for osteoarthritis with the Spring Loaded knee brace, Levitation.More»
What determines the price of my Levitation Spring Loaded knee brace?
Medical devices, including your Spring Loaded knee brace, are complex products that need to meet many regulatory, medical, and insurance standards. This means there are a number of factors that go into determining exactly what affects your Spring Loaded knee brace price. Some of the most important considerations:More»
One third of adults between the ages of 18 and 64 have arthritis,1 and the lifetime risk of developing knee osteoarthritis (OA) by the age of eight-five is 45%.2 The prevalence of knee OA is very high, and it’s continuing to rise.More»
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Stiff and sore joints are a reality for most of us as we get older. Normally, our body secretes natural lubricants that reduce friction between the joint surfaces. Knee osteoarthritis increases friction in the joint causing the protective layers of cartilage on joint surfaces to slowly break down. Gel injections for knee osteoarthritis contain hyaluronic acid which can provide relief by improving joint lubrication. Treatments aimed at decreasing joint friction are also known as viscosupplementation. According to experts12, if you’ve tried exercising, dietary changes, and other painkilling drugs with no success, this treatment could be for you.More»
One of the primary effects of knee osteoarthritis is the degeneration of cartilage. Knee cartilage is crucial for normal joint function as it provides protective cushioning for the bony surfaces of the joint and stops them from coming into direct contact with one another. In many cases of moderate or severe osteoarthritis, the pain and disability associated with bone on bone contact is an important factor in the decision to undergo knee replacement surgery. Stem cell injections for knee arthritis may one day provide patients with a less invasive alternative to the common surgical procedures used today. Not only can stem cells potentially help relieve pain caused by knee osteoarthritis, they may also be able to slow, or even reverse the degeneration of cartilage.More»
If your knee osteoarthritis has driven you to consider knee replacement surgery, keep reading. For many with moderate or severe knee osteoarthritis, surgery can seem inevitable. While knee replacement surgery is a well established and effective treatment option, reluctance to undergo the procedure is understandable. Knee replacements can be expensive and the recovery can be difficult. Fortunately, recent innovations in osteoarthritis knee brace technology may help you to reduce your consumption of painkillers and avoid or dramatically delay the need for surgery.More»
PRP (platelet-rich-plasma) therapy has been gaining popularity recently owing to its promise in a number of areas such as hair regeneration, wound healing, skin rejuvenation, and slowing the progression of arthritis. A variety of high-profile athletes have also touted the benefits of PRP for the knee joint. Many claim the shots have helped them during their recovery from sport-related injury. Currently, over 80,000 athletes are treated with PRP every year.1More»
Knee bracing solutions are increasing in popularity, particularly with the advent of tri-compartment unloading technology. This recent advancement in knee bracing technology now provides all knee osteoarthritis patients the opportunity to relieve their knee pain. There are more product choices than ever before and as a consequence, more diligence is required to ensure you select the product that best fits your situation. Choosing the wrong knee brace for arthritis can lead to frustration and disappointment as it will provide only a slight benefit. Choosing the right brace could afford you with life-changing increases in mobility, reduced pain, and confidence. What brace is right for you? It all depends on the pattern of knee arthritis you have.More»