Video: All About the DonJoy FullForce Knee Brace

The DonJoy FullForce Knee Brace is designed for athletes who:

  • participate in non-contact sports or sports played on courts
  • suffer from mild to moderate ligament instabilities
  • are recovering from ligament reconstruction surgery

It’s sleek, low profile and extremely lightweight — making it ideal for sports such as tennis or basketball. Watch this video below to learn more about the protective capability of the DonJoy FullForce Knee Brace:

The DonJoy FullForce Ligament Knee Brace is ideal for both competitive and recreational athletes. It also comes with DonJoy’s one-of-a-kind knee brace guarantee. Check out the DonJoy FullForce Knee Brace today!

Alleviate Osteoarthritis Knee Pain

Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common forms of knee arthritis, and is cause by the wearing down of joint cartilage over time. It causes pain and can also make moving around uncomfortable or difficult due to weakness or stiffness.

Wearing arthritis knee braces specifically designed for osteoarthritis may help minimize some of the symptoms and allow for easier movement. They help to shift pressure away from the weaker parts of the knee to the healthier portions of the knee joint. Check out these amazing osteoarthritis knee braces:

DonJoy OAdjuster Osteoarthritis Knee Brace – Revolutionary “Progressive Loading System” provides maximum pain relief
DonJoy OA FullForce Knee Brace – Great for active osteoarthritis patients by reducing strain on the knee during physical activity
DonJoy OA Everyday Osteoarthritis Knee Brace – Lightweight and comfortable – perfect for daily use
DonJoy OA Assist Osteoarthritis Knee Brace – Anatomically designed for maximum comfort during activity
DonJoy OA Lite Osteoarthritis Knee Brace – A cost effective, sleeve-style brace for mild osteoarthritis
DonJoy Reaction Knee Brace – Unique webbed design is perfect for osteoarthritis support and general patella tracking issues

DonJoy OA Everyday Osteoarthritis Knee Brace

Buying a Knee Brace & Other Supports: Guarantees

Many people are apprehensive about purchasing knee braces. They’re unsure if it’ll work for them or if they got the right size or if it’s comfortable, etc. To help a little more with your knee brace purchasing decision, we want to share some of the knee brace guarantees we have on BetterBraces.com.

90-Day Money Back Guarantee – If you have any reservations or fears about buying knee braces online, look no further! We offer a 90-day money back guarantee so that you can have peace of mind when making your purchase. It allows you ample time to see if your investment in your health is doing the job you expect and deserve, or if you simply need to exchange for a different size. This 90-day guarantee is good for all products (except custom-made braces and supports), not just knee braces.

Low Price Guarantee – Worried about getting the best prices? You have nothing to worry about because BetterBraces.com also does price matching. If you happen to find a lower price on an item elsewhere, just show us the price and we’ll match it! This is for all products, not just knee braces.

DonJoy Knee Guarantee – Our highest end knee braces come with a knee brace guarantee. If you rupture your reconstructed ACL while wearing certain DonJoy knee braces, DonJoy will pay $1,000 toward your surgery. That’s how much we believe in our products and the protection they provide! (For more info, contact customer care.)

What else does BetterBraces.com offer?

  • Quantity Discounts – Save up to 15% by ordering multiple quantities of the same product.
  • Military Discounts – We offer a 10% discount for active military – Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy, Coast Guard and Reserves.

P.S. For a limited time, we have free shipping on ALL orders! Shop braces and supports now.

Uncommon Causes of ACL Tears

Holly B. is an active professional in her late twenties who spends her free time playing recreational flag football and league basketball. She shares her experience with us as she explores the world of sports.

After my ACL tear I’ve heard lots of interesting stories from people about how they tore their ACL.  I think most people know that ACL tears are common during sports, especially ones that involve running such as basketball and football.  But sports with running aren’t the only causes of ACL tears.  Check out these other strange ways that I’ve heard of recently:

Rock Climbing – One of my father’s friends tore his ACL during indoor rock climbing.  He apparently slipped off one of the climbing nodes and may have just pivoted his leg incorrectly, moving his knee past its natural range of motion. He had to have ACL reconstruction surgery!

Skydiving – One of my close friends is a skydiving instructor.  Skydiving is actually a very safe activity, but the landing can take a toll on the knees.  The impact when landing can cause ACL injuries, as well as other long term injuries to the knee.  That’s why it’s important to land correctly and to strengthen the muscles around the knee to minimize impact.

During a Sudden Stop – Have you ever been rushing to get somewhere, then suddenly stopped because you realized you forgot something?  Sometimes if the factors are just right, even this can cause ACL tears.  It’s the same sort of motion that makes basketball players so susceptible to ligament injuries – changes in speed and direction especially for knees with weaker surrounding muscles may cause injury to ligaments.

River Rafting – This is the strangest story I’ve ever heard regarding ACL injuries.  My coworker’s wife tore her ACL while rafting (it wasn’t even whitewater rafting!) because another lady in their raft fell onto her knee.  The weight of the other woman on the knee caused his wife’s ACL to tear, along with her meniscus.

As you can see, ACL injuries can occur just about anywhere.  However, it’s important to keep doing the things we love… even if it means a little extra protection.  If you’re looking for knee brace protection, check out ACL knee braces today!

The Difference Between Sprain and Strain

Do you know the difference between a sprain and strain?  Dr. Kevin McIntyre of Burlington Sports Therapy explains about ligaments vs. tendons and muscles, and also about sprains vs. strains.  Here’s an excerpt of the article:

Ligaments are tissues in our body that are found around joints.  They are different from muscles or tendons since they do not initiate any form of movement.  Instead, ligaments are passive structures that provide support, stability and protection for our joints. Unfortunately, ligaments can be injured.

What is the difference between a sprain and a strain?

The term “sprain” usually refers to ligament damage.  This is different from a “strain”, which primarily involves muscle damage.  Ankle sprains are arguably the most common type of sprain and are usually a result of trauma.

Read the full article to learn more about ligament sprain and treatments.  If you know that certain areas of your body are at risk for ligament injury, check out our knee braces, ankle braces, back braces and more!