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  • Pro-Tec Athletics Gel Force Knee Sleeve, Large



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    General Application: Great for alleviating knee pain and providing moderate knee joint stability Medical Applications: Patello-Femoral pain syndrome, Patellar tracking, chondromalacia, minor meniscus and ligament tears How It Works: Provides patellar (knee cap) stability with compression surrounding patella. Offers stability on medial and lateral sides of knee. Design Theory: Breathable, soft fabric offers 4 way stretch applying even, comfortable compression throughout brace. Thick oval gel provides excellent comfort and support to patella (knee cap) area. Medial (inside) and lateral (outside) spiral stays offer overall knee joint stability. Sizing Chart Item 7200 Small (13” – 14”) Item 7201 Medium (14” – 16″) Item 7202 Large (16” – 18”) Item 7203 Xlarge (18” – 20″) (Circumference measured 1” above top of patella)Thick gel provides comfortable stabilization to the knee, and absorption of dynamic forces.
    4way stretch material provides supportive compression while allowing full range of motion.
    Light, breathable fabric keeps skin dry reducing any fabric irritation.
    Medial and lateral sprial stays provide knee joint stability.

  • Degenerative Disc Disease Treatments For The Cervical and Lumbar Spine – Brace Specialists Near You

    1.) Degenerative Disc Disease

    Degenerative disc disease is not actually a disease. It is a term that is used, however, to describe changes that happen to your spinal discs as you get older. A normal progression for the discs is to age and as they get older there will be physical change. – Spinal discs are typically soft in nature and have an ability to compress (acting as shock absorbers). These discs allow your spine to move more freely in both flexing and twisting movements. Degenerative disc disease (DDD) can develop at any place in the spine, but it most often occurs in the lower back and cervical (neck) region.

    Pain in the back at the site of the DDD can develop, along with osteoarthritis, a herniated disc and/or spinal stenosis. These all can be related to the changes we are talking about with your discs.

    A.) Osteoarthritis: This is the break down of cartilage that protects and actually helps to cushion the joints.
    B.) Herniated disc: This occurs when there is an irregular bulge or when the spinal disc breaks open.
    C.) Spinal stenosis: This refers to the narrowing of an individuals spinal canal. The spinal canal is what houses the spinal cord.

    As a result of these conditions, more pressure may be exerted on the spinal cord and this may lead to pain and compromised nerve function.

    2.) Causes of DDD (Degenerative Disc Disease)

    As a person ages, our spinal discs begin to age as well. They break down (degenerate) which causes a loss of fluid in the disc (loss of elasticity) and as a result they will lose some of their ability to act as shock absorbers. Loss of fluid in the disc also makes the affected disc thinner and this will narrow the distance that once was found between each vertebra (spinal bone).

    3.) What Can A Brace Do To Help Me?

    A quality made back support (either for your lumbar or cervical spine) will help to stop movements that will cause pain for your back. Many times when people put them on they notice a few key things:

    A.) Pain Decreases
    B.) Increased Spinal Stability
    C.) Improved Posture

    These back (or neck) braces do not heal degenerative disc disease. A cure for this problem is not widely available currently. However, a quality back support can help to relieve the painful symptoms of the problem and this can help to give you your life back! – The use of high grade orthopedic supports are a conservative treatment option that is recognized by physicians and other medical professionals throughout the world to help treat pain problems conservatively.

    4.) Does Insurance Cover Back or Neck Braces?

    It is very possible for your insurance to cover an orthosis (orthopedic brace support). If you are interested in any type of back (or neck) support contact your local licensed orthotist for more information. They will (almost always) help to facilitate a claim on your behalf, doing most of the leg work for you in the process. If the brace is not covered at 100 percent then many times a very large portion of the brace can be covered.

    Note: This is health information. For medical advice regarding braces speak with your local, licensed orthotist.



    Source by Daniel Rinella

  • Best Knee Braces For Preventing Dislocations

    A dislocated kneecap can be very painful. A dislocated knee can be even worse. A dislocated kneecap, or patella dislocation, happens when the kneecap comes off its groove at the end of the thigh bone. A knee dislocation occurs when the thigh bone and shin bone lose contact.

    Dislocation of the kneecap or patella

    Dislocation of the patella the first time can be a serious injury, but the dislocation can happen easily again without so much pain. The patella, shaped like a triangle, comes off its groove, in which it is designed to only move vertically, and rests on the side of the leg. This usually occurs when the knee is twisted during a forceful impact. Deformity of the leg can be observed instantly. Ligaments holding the patella in place are usually torn the first time.

    Dislocations of the knee

    Knee dislocations often happen during traumatic experiences such as car accidents, sports injuries and severe falls. The knee ligaments are usually ruptured during a dislocation. Damage to the surrounding nerve and vascular structures are of the utmost concern. Vascular injuries can jeopardize the health of the leg and lead to the obligation of emergency vascular surgery. Cartilage and meniscus damage can also occur during a knee dislocation. The dislocated knee will need to be reset after the professional care giver assesses which of the four important knee ligaments have been torn.

    Braces

    To prevent the knee or kneecap from dislocating again and further damaging cartilage and ligaments, the DonJoy Tru-Pull Lite knee brace is the answer.

    The Tru-Pull Lite knee dislocation brace was designed to keep the patella in its proper alignment in the groove and reduce the pain from damaged ligaments during dislocation.

    This knee dislocation brace is designed with pull straps above and below the patella to prevent it from dislocating again, while applying a constant corrective force on it.

    The Tru-Pull Lite soothes mild to moderate dislocation pain when worn everyday for routine activities. For those who need full knee support, try the DonJoy Tru-Pull Advanced System knee dislocation brace. It is the perfect dislocated knee brace as it was intended to place a dynamic pull on the patella during extension to prevent derailment and decrease pain.

    The Tru-Pull Advanced System includes straps that have an elastic effect around the patella for greater control during extension. The adjustable buttress gives you the leverage you need adding greater versatility.

    The Tru-Pull Advanced System is ideal for athletes and generally very active people. It can play a major role in dislocated kneecap treatment as it protects the patella and knee from further damage, helping the ligaments and damaged cartilage to heal properly, and reducing the risk of a further dislocation before the knee has healed completely. Different types of knee braces are also recommended for other knee injuries.



    Source by Jason Zinn

  • Cho-Pat Dual Action Knee Strap, Black, Medium, 14 Inch-16 Inch



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    Cho-Pat Dual Action Knee Strap, Black

    The patented Cho-Pat Dual Action Knee Strap - designed by an orthotist. Made in the USA.

    The patented Cho-Pat Dual Action Knee Strap – designed by an orthotist. Made in the USA.
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    Total Knee Support with Full Mobility

    The authentic, patented, U. S. made Cho-Pat Dual Action Knee Strap provides full mobility and maximum benefits of relief from painful and weak knees. Designed by an orthotist, the unique Dynamic Pain Diffusion absorbs and disperses the pain causing forces to relieve stress and reduce inflammation. The Cho-Pat Dual Action Knee Strap’s design provides both above and below the knee support for maximum comfort and effectiveness. The unique design allows for both maximum support and maximum flexibility to help you maintain flexibility while healing. Secured with Velcro brand fasteners, the Cho-Pat Dual Action Knee strap will not stretch or unfasten during activity. Breathable fabric makes it comfortable enough to wear all day long.

    Cho-Pat Dual Action Provides Relief for:
    • Jumper’s Knee
    • Weak Knees
    • Misalignment of Quadriceps (Q Angle)
    • Patellar Tendonitis
    • Arthritis
    Above and below the knee support disperses pain and provides immediate relief.

    Above and below the knee support disperses pain and provides immediate relief.
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    Dynamic Pain Diffusion

    Above The Knee Support — Cho-Pat Dual Action Knee Strap’s above the knee support reduces the force of quad muscles on the knee and lessens the potential for misalignment.

    Below The Knee Support — The support below the knee works by applying pressure upon the patellar tendon to stabilize and tighten up the kneecap mechanism improving tracking on the kneecap and reducing displacement which could cause erosion of the undersurface of the kneecap. The Dual Action Knee Strap’s exclusive design and construction apply constant dynamic forces to the surrounding areas of the knee reducing the likelihood of overuse syndromes and diffusing pain so you can walk, run, hike, or jump comfortably.

    Sizing Matters

    One size never fits all. When it comes to pain relief and prevention, you have to get it right. That’s why American-made Cho-Pat supports are available in a range of sizes for superior results.

    With Cho-Pat’s exclusive range of sizes, you are ensured a better fit and maximum performance no matter what your activity. Measure according to directions for your custom fit.

    Multiple sizes available, Available in Black and Tan
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    Chondromalacia patella
    Osgood Schlatter’s disease
    Runner’s and Jumper’s knee

  • Nike Pro Combat Knee Sleeve



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    Lightweight Ariaprene material keeps muscles warm and provides support. Mesh for breathability.Spring – Summer 2015
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  • Pro-Tec Knee Pad Re-Caps [White]



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    PRO-TEC Recaps for Knee Pads These PRO-TEC Recaps for Knee Pads are a great way to extend the life of your PRO-TEC knee pads. They will allow you to stay protected no matter how hard you run your pads into the ground. Features: One (1) pair of PRO-TEC Recaps for Knee Pads Size: One size Color: WhiteOne (1) pair of PRO-TEC Recaps for Knee Pads
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    Color: White

  • WODies crossfit gloves, wrist wraps, palm protector (Royal Blue, Small)



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    Created for athletes, by athletes, WODiesTM are specifically designed to prevent hand tearing while adding crucial wrist support during those killer WOD’s. Hand-made in the USA from high-quality, hypo-allergenic latex-free woven elastic, these powerful palm protectors are slightly padded for extra comfort, washable, breathable, and come in a variety of colors. Made specifically to absorb chalk for extra grip, you’ll never want to attempt a WOD without a pair again. Make your hands happy! FOR BEST RESULTS: Cut finger holes for a SNUG FIT Use with PLENTY OF CHALK Wash with like colors, tumble dry on low. See sizing chart in photos Large 4.5″-5″ (Inches) Medium 4″-4.5″ Small 3.5″-4″ XSmall 3″-3.5″ *Sizes determined by measuring from base of palm to base middle finger.If you measure on the line between sizes, go with the smaller size.Full Palm protection
    Wrist Support
    No Rips!
    Made in the USA!
    Crossfit gloves

  • Shock Doctor RE+ Knee Sleeve w/ Open Patella Large Black



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    The Shock Doctor RE+ Knee Sleeve W/Open Patella provides light support for minor pain, sprains and strains. The pre-curved compression sleeve is designed with open patella coverage. It stays firmly in place while the strategically placed mesh window allows additional breathability. Integrated antimicrobial treatment reduces odor causing bacteria keeping you fresh throughout the day. Finger pull tabs makes it easy to take on and off.Light support for minor pain, sprains and strains without interrupting daily activity
    Anatomical pre-curved with an open patella design ensures a perfect fit
    N-Tex neoprene wicks moisture and provides therapeutic warmth and healing
    Breathable mesh window provides cooling and comfort without limiting range of motion
    Antimicrobial technology reduces odor causing bacteria keeping you fresh throughout the day

  • What is the Difference Between a Medial and Lateral Unloader Knee Brace?

    Degenerative Joint Disease affects millions of Americans and with an aging baby boomer population will most certainly become more of an issue as we try to maintain a healthy lifestyle, and battle against the affects of our youth. The knee joint is one of the most effected areas in the body regarding the “wear and tear” effects of osteoarthritis. More patients and doctors are looking for alternatives to medication and surgery to improve patient mobility, reduce pain and swelling, and prevent the inevitable and dreaded “knee replacement”.

    “Unloader” knee braces, or “arthritis” knee braces, are designed to literally bend the knee into a position that reduces the stress and weight on the affected joint, thereby reducing pain and swelling. There are two compartments in the knee, referred to as medial or inner and lateral or outer compartments. The vast majority of patients suffer from medial compartment osteoarthritis (unicarpartmental oseoarthritis). When this occurs, the joint cartilage, synovial fluid are reduced or absent and the result is a “collapse” of the medial compartment.

    The knee joint becomes misaligned and what was normally a joint that bears equal pressure to support the body, turns into a painful angular joint, with excessive wear and pressure on the inner compartment, with pain, swelling and in advanced stages, limitation of movement. The angular change caused by this medial compartment arthritis is referred to as a varus deformity. This term refers to an inward angulation of the lower leg in relation to the thigh. If you have ever seen a newborn and looked at their legs, you will understand what a varus or bow leg is. This is a varus deformity.

    Likewise, the angular change caused by a lateral compartment arthritis is referred to as a valgus deformity. This term refers to an outwards deviation of the lower leg in relation to the thigh. Many people are familiar with the term “knock knee”. In the old days, you would see movies, where the teenage girl sits with her knees and thighs together, and her feet spread out. This is a valgus deformity.

    An “unloader” knee brace corrects the varus or valgus relationship of the leg to the thigh, making the entire leg straighter and aligning the joint back to its level position. By bending the knee joint back into a more aligned position, the brace opens up a gap or space between the leg and thigh bone, so the two bones do not rub up against each other. This reduces the pain or swelling that occurs when two rough arthritis bones come in contact with each other.

    When purchasing an “unloader” knee brace, it is important to know if you have a medial or lateral osteoarthritis. This can be confirmed with x-rays, noting the collapse of the knee joint, and the angular changes that are occurring. It is also important to consult with your treating doctor prior to purchasing such a device. Wearing a lateral unloader knee brace with a medial compartment arthritis may result in increased pain, swelling and accelerated joint damage. There are many choices to be made when deciding which arthritis or “unloader” knee brace to purchase. Please check with your doctor and do your research before you choose.



    Source by Dr. Kenneth Shapiro

  • Mueller Patella Stabilizer, Black, One Size



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    Ideal for injured knees and arthritic knee conditions when firm lateral support is idicated.Flexible steel springs help support both sides of the knee while the soft neoprene blend provdies soothing warmth
    Lightweight and comfortable for all-day wear
    Wraparound design for adjustable fit and easy on/off