There are several different types of knee braces and supports for arthritis pain and fall into 3 categories:
Knee sleeves and basic knee braces with hinged supports
Advanced braces and compression sleeves
Mild OA Knee braces sleeves for arthritis are typically recommended for patients with mild pain that worsens with activity. They’re affordable, easy to wear, and easy to clean. Patients generally only wear them during activity. These can provide some of the support that you’re looking for, while also reducing pain and swelling. Their compression can also help keep your knee joint warm.
Advanced braces and compression sleeves are similar, in that they provide compression and support. These are typically more customizable, however, with large straps to ensure a custom fit. These are also typically used during exercise for people who experience mild to moderate knee osteoarthritis pain.
An unloader knee brace for arthritis is the most advanced type of brace support, and their use is typically reserved for people who experience moderate to severe pain. Unloader knee braces are specially designed to reduce the weight going through the parts of the knee affected by arthritis by changing the angle of the knee joint. Special hinges redistribute the weight to stronger parts of the joint. There are different unloader braces suitable for all severities of arthritis, mild, moderate and severe, but work best when only one side of the knee is affected.
The DonJoy REACTION WEB is a responsive, webbed approach to knee pain that gives you a distinct alternative to the basic knee sleeve.Developed by world renown orthopedic surgeon, Dr. William Nordt, the REACTION WEB can help decrease knee pain and increase function to get you back to your active ..
The Breg Freestyle OA Knee Brace is designed to take the pressure off (unloading the joint) the medial or lateral compartment of the knee for patients with mild to moderate osteoarthritis (OA).
The knee has 2 compartments, the inside (medial) compartment and the outside (lateral) compartment...
The Shortrunner provides control and support for ligament injuries and instabilities and may be used for post-op treatment and mild OA. The length of the brace measures 13" in length.The Breg shortrunner soft knee brace is a shorter version of the Roadrunner knee brace. This brace measures 13..
What is the Donjoy OA Reaction Web Knee Brace?Donjoy OA Reaction Web Unloader Knee Brace is an entry level knee brace for those suffering from the early stages of osteoarthritis (OA) and chronic knee pain. Designed to off-set pressure and support the patella, the brace uses medical grade silicon whi..
Pain relief and stability for the knee jointThe MKO Elite Genu-Tek Compression Knee Sleeve consists of an anatomically contoured knit and an integral, ring-shaped, functional silicone buttress. It relieves pain by providing the therapeutic pressure of the support from the kneecap to the soft ti..
The DonJoy OA FullForce unloader knee brace off-loads the affected compartment of the knee while reducing ligament strain, allowing active patients to go more kilometres with less pain.
3-Point Off-Loading mechanically shifts the painful joint loads from the degenerative compartment to the healthy ..
The Donjoy OA Nano is designed to unload the medial or lateral compartment of the knee in moderate to severe arthritic knees. It is the world’s lightest functional knee brace.
Setting the standard, Donjoy have implemented cutting edge technology to design a state-of-the-art support which inc..
Pain relief and stability for the knee jointThe GenuTrain active support consists of an anatomically contoured knit and an integral, ring-shaped, functional visco-elastic cushion, the Omega pad. It relieves pain by providing the therapeutic pressure of the support from the kneecap to the soft tissue..
Bauerfeind GenuTrain® S - Active support with sidebars.The Bauerfeind GenuTrain® S active support with lateral joint splints supports the knee joint for indications of slight instability, inflammatory arthritis or osteoarthritis of the knee. An integral, ring shaped pressure cushion (pad) surrounds ..