Knee Osteoarthritis Pain Causes and Solutions
What is osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis is known as the "wear and tear" type of arthritis. It is the breakdown of the cartilage that lines the joint. Since this cartilage acts as a cushion between the bones of the joints, when it is worn down the bones begin to interact with each other causing pain and inflammation.
What causes knee osteoarthritis?
There are many factors that can increase the risk of developing knee osteoarthritis including age, weight, gender, and a history of previous knee injuries.
What are the symptoms of knee osteoarthritis?
Early symptoms of knee osteoarthritis include stiffness in the joint, swelling, and pain that gets worse with activity but improves with rest. People often describe advanced knee osteoarthritis as “bone-on-bone” pain. Many people with advanced osteoarthritis will be eligible for joint replacement surgery. However, we have several knee braces that will help reduce swelling, relieve pain and restore mobility.
What is the best knee brace for osteoarthritis or bone-on-bone pain?
Knee braces can be used to alleviate the bone-on-bone pain associated with osteoarthritis, and are an important tool to use if you are not a good candidate for knee replacement surgery at this time. The best types of knee braces for osteoarthritis will provide overall joint stability and utilize compression to relieve pain and promote circulation. BioSkin knee braces are designed with medical-grade compression and lightweight hinges for support.