Chicago, IL (PressExposure) September 03, 2008 -- Osteoarthritis can be referred to as degenerative arthritis, which is a breakdown and gradual loss of cartilage in one or more joints. Knee pain affects large weight bearing joints like your knees and hips, as well as other parts of the body like your hands, feet and spine.
Osteoarthrits sufferers point to painful symptoms often times on one side of their knee. Usually pain resides on the inside of their knee. For these people, a full knee replacement may be a distant solution. Many of us desperately try to avoid knee surgery, not only because of the pain, but also the cost of the medical bills. If you think you are going to avoid getting OA, then let's remind you that approximately 80% of the population by the age 65 will have radiographic evidence of OA, and 60 % of those will have painful symptoms.
As people search for useful alternatives to OA, the use of low profile knee braces has become more widespread. OA knee braces shift some of the stress away from the arthritic portion of the knee, which can be malaligned in this degenerative form of arthritis. This shift in angulation of the knee joint can provide significant pain relief.
The use of DonJoy's OA Lite Knee Brace & The DonJoy OA Everyday Knee Brace are alternative treatments that people can use to achieve knee pain relief with unicompartmental arthritis. Instead of having surgery, people can turn to these knee supports to provide meaningful support and pain relief.
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