Featured Product: DonJoy OA FullForce Arthritis Knee Brace

DonJoy OA FullForce Arthritis Knee BraceReady for the latest and greatest in osteoarthritis pain relief? Then you need to check out the DonJoy OA FullForce Arthritis Knee Brace!

Arthritis knee braces have been known to help relieve knee pain from conditions like osteoarthritis by shifting pressure away from the arthritic parts of the knee to the healthier areas of the knee. They also stabilize the joint so that patients have more confidence as they return to regular activity. This encourages movement and strengthens the muscles, building a healthy cycle of muscle growth and pain relief.

While arthritis knee braces may not be the right solution for everyone, they have been known to help active individuals who are motivated to strengthen their muscles.  And none do it better than the DonJoy OA FullForce Arthritis Knee Brace. It’s one of the lightest knee braces on the market, allowing active patients to go more miles with less pain. It also has special hinges and technology to reduce strain on the ligaments and cartilage in the knee.

Speak with your doctor to see if arthritis knee braces are a suitable treatment for your condition, then shop now for the DonJoy OA FullForce Arthritis Knee Brace!

Customer DonJoy OA FullForce Review:  “Have had this brace for three weeks. I have been in pain for eight months with arthritis and patella instability. after wearing this brace for three weeks I am absolutely amazed at the improvement in my knee. I can wear it all day. It is so comfortable. Thanks DonJoy. This is an amazing product!”

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Runner’s Knee: It Really Does Affect Runners

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.

My friend Sandy has always been an athlete. She played high school basketball and she is also the quarterback on my flag football team and in the same recreational basketball league as me. Sandy has been relatively injury-free… maybe a couple minor ankle sprains or shoulder tendonitis over the years, until recently. The activity that has really started taking a toll on her body is running.

Sandy recently started getting in to marathons and regularly scheduled jogs around the neighborhood. She started feeling pain in her left knee. It got bad enough that she decided to see her doctor, who diagnosed it as Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS), also known as Runner’s Knee.

Luckily, there are knee braces for runner’s knee which may help reduce the symptoms. PFPS knee braces help by applying pressure to the knee and also by “lifting” the kneecap in to proper position during athletic activities, such as running.

Sandy’s still resting and healing, but when she starts activity again she’ll be wearing a knee brace for runner’s knee to help alleviate her patellofemoral pain.

Exercise As You Age

Many people use age as an excuse for reducing exercise. While risk of certain injuries do increase with age, there are many types of exercises that are suitable for all levels of maturity. Dr. Kevin McIntyre of Burlington Sports Therapy explains the good and the bad when it comes to exercising as you age. Here is an excerpt of the article:

At the risk of generalizing, it may be safe to say that regular exercise is recommended for every patient that comes to our clinic. Although an injury or physical condition may be a barrier, there is usually some level of activity that can be performed and modifications to exercises can be made accordingly (see a previous blog entitled “exercising around nagging injuries”). Quite often in the clinic, patients blame their injuries on “getting old” and may use this as a reason to reduce their activity level. Is this wise?

Read the full article to learn the good news and the bad news and his recommended exercises. The article also mentions exercise while injured. Of course exercising when you’re injured may be tough regardless of what your age is. Wearing braces during exercise may help give you added support and protect against injury.

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The Popular Aircast Walking Braces

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.

Ever since I’ve started writing for BetterBraces.com I can’t help but eyeball every person who walks by me with a brace on. I like to see if they’re wearing the products I’ve become so familiar with. I’ve observed tons of DonJoy braces on people… but there’s one thing that goes unchanged:

Every person in a medical walking boot that I’ve seen was wearing an Aircast Walking Brace!

There are plenty of walking braces out there, but based on what I’ve personally observed, my guess is that Aircast is the most popular brand. I guess it’s no surprise since Aircast is the leading brand in ankle and foot care. Their walking braces are designed with the same protection and healing as their signature product, the Aircast Air-Stirrup. They have a hard outer shell that protects the foot from impact and provide stabilization for a healing foot or ankle injury.

Learn more about Aircast walking braces.

Fantasy Football Injuries

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.

This season I started playing Fantasy Football with some of my friends. I’ve never paid so much attention to the individual players before. One week a player nets 18 points, the next he can gain 0. It’s crazy!

What’s surprised me the most about Fantasy Football is how often players get hurt. It’s super important when playing fantasy football to keep an eye on injuries. I don’t see a week go by without a “P” (probable) or a “Q” (questionable) next to one (usually closer to five) of my players’ names. The injuries are as varied as they can get – a hand injury for Julio Jones, rib injury for Antonio Gates, shoulder injury for C.J. Spiller. And they just keep on coming.

I guess I shouldn’t be so surprised considering what the bodies of these pro athletes have to endure. In fact, football players of any level are at risk for injury – I should know… I tore my ACL playing flag football!

If you play football, definitely check out these football braces, especially the football knee braces. Stay healthy on the field… and hopefully my fantasy players do, too!