General Application: To alleviate moderate conditions of general knee pain.
Medical Application: To relieve conditions of arthritis and moderate to mild patello-femoral pain.
How It Works: Provides therapeutic warmth, compression and support to the knee joint area.
Design Theory: Contoured design provides snug fit to maximize support.
Sizes: Small (13"-14") Medium (14"-16") Large (16"-18") X-Large (18"-20") XXLarge (20"-22") (Circumference measured just above patella)
Osteoarthritis Medical Definition: Degenerative joint disease. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis.
Causes: Deterioration of cartilage in the joint. This may be hereditary, due to excessive pressure on a joint over time, or simply caused by years of usage. Symptoms: Joint pain or loss of joint function.
Symptoms: Joint pain or loss of joint function.
Recommended Treatment: Exercise to promote joint mobility (Be sure to consult a medical doctor before beginning any exercise program). Ice and heat may promote circulation and provide temporary relief. (If any skin irritation or adverse reaction occurs due to icing, see your medical doctor). As with any orthopedic injury, a consultation with a sports medicine professional is recommended.
Patello-Femoral Pain Medical Definition: Pain associated with maltracking of the patella (kneecap). Can lead to subluxation or chondromalacia.
Causes: Any activity that causes repetitive strain to the knee area, such as excessive running. Improper foot biomechanics (pronation) may also strain the knee, effecting the tracking of the patella.
Symptoms: Dull ache in front of knee. Pain under and around patella, especially when walking up stairs. Often accompanied by crepitus (grinding, clicking). Buckling or locking of knee may occur.
Recommended Treatment: Reduce activity to promote healing. Ice knee area pre or post activity to reduce inflammation and pain. Strengthening and stretching exercises are advisable under the advise of a medical professional. Wearing a knee support may reduce strain to area. As with any orthopedic injury, a consultation with a medical professional is recommended.