Treating your chronic knee pain (osteoarthritis)
Osteoarthritis (OA) can be challenging to treat for many reasons, especially if you have difficulty tolerating corrective force or are overweight. If you are diagnosed with mild to moderate medial or lateral osteoarthritis, or have OA combined with ligament instability, you may benefit from using a specialised knee brace. Depending on your diagnosis, this may help delay surgery.
Your health care team will always be the best resource to help decide your course of action, since they are able to evaluate your individual situation.
Arthritis knee brace
A knee brace specifically designed to treat osteoarthritis utilizes a rigid frame and hinging to help stabilize your knee and ultimately provide relief. It can also delay more aggressive treatment.