Three Reasons to Use a Knee Brace or Sleeve
Do you sometimes experience knee pain due to strains or sprains, or perhaps an old injury?
Are you leading an active life in sports, such as basketball, soccer, running or hiking, yoga or football?
Have you been diagnosed with some form of arthritis, or do you simply have sore knees?
If so, you’re not alone.
According to the authoritative website, Lifescripts.com,
“NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Older Americans are increasingly complaining of aching knees, and getting those knees replaced, even though X-ray evidence of knee arthritis is not on the rise, a new study finds.
Since the 1970s and 1980s, the percentage of older Americans reporting chronic knee pain has risen as much as three-fold — both among people with visible signs of arthritic joints and those without any apparent arthritis.
Despite stable rates of knee arthritis, knee replacement surgeries rose almost nine-fold in 26 years, researchers report in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
The nation’s growing obesity problem and an aging population seemed to partly account for the increase in knee pain, the study found. But that did not tell the whole story.”
Aside from those with long standing joint problems, many people use knee braces as a way to recover from intense workouts.
Here is a letter I recently received from a customer:
Instant Relief After a Heavy Workout
Conclusion: Many approaches to knee health
To prevent injury while engaged in sports, or in case of joint pain, one item that many people are using to help themselves before finding it necessary to seek medical treatment, or in response to a medical professional’s advice, is one of the many types of devices used to support the knee or help the knee recover from overuse in sports, or even after surgery. Furthermore, symptoms of aging such as arthritis or aching or swelling may be alleviated by using these devices as one of several treatments to improve knee health.