Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common type of arthritis with one in 10 Canadian adults being affected. It is caused by a loss of articular cartilage in the knee. It is more common as a person ages and there is no cure.
there are a number of treatments that can significantly reduce pain and swelling and increase function. These include exercise, physiotherapy, a well-balanced diet, cortisone or Hyaluronan injections, supplements and bracing.
Custom Unloading knee orthoses are a highly effective form of conservative treatment for people who suffer from compartmental knee osteoarthritis.
The following xray shows how effectively this type of knee brace can stabilize and support the knee.
|Osteoarthritic knee without the Freestyle OA knee brace||Same knee with the OA brace applied.|