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What Is Knee Osteoarthritis?

Knee osteoarthritis is the result of cartilage in the knee joint withering away to expose the bone to other bones. Healthy knees should have cartilage that serves as a cushion between the joints. OA reduces this space, often creating bone spurs that cause pain as bones begin to rub against other bones. OA is typically categorized by 4 stages, with 0 being a healthy, normal knee showing no signs of damage up to stage 4 being characterized by complete or near complete destruction of the space in the knee joint. This often results in severe pain and can lead to an inability to move the knee.

Symptoms of knee osteoarthritis generally include the following:

  • Joint pain and tenderness
  • Cracking or “creaking” in your joints
  • Deformity of the joints
  • Limited motion in the joint
  • Stiffness after knee inactivity lasting up to an hour

  • How does this brace work?

    Braces work by re-distributing pressure in the knees from the affected area to the healthier side of the joint, creating a sense of relief when walking. VQ OrthoCare braces use the latest breakthrough technology as a simple way to manage osteoarthritis pain. This brings comfort to the affected area while providing the ultimate relief to improve your mobility and give you an independent life. It is important to note that, as helpful as braces are, there is not yet a cure or a way to reverse osteoarthritis. However, many users do experience significant pain relief while wearing braces.

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    VQ OrthoCare FreeFlex OA Knee VQ OrthoCare FreeFlex OA Knee

    The VQ OrthoCare FreeFlex OA Knee Brace is a single upright hinge OA knee brace in the style of a wraparound. Ideal for osteoarthritis. Provides moderate support mostly meant for weekend warriors and patients looking to maintain normalcy in their everyday lives.

    Our Price: $365.99

    VQ OrthoCare Catalyst Propel OA VQ OrthoCare Catalyst Propel OA

    The VQ Orthocare Catalyst Propel OA doubes up on the stability of a functional ligament brace with the unloading aspect of an osteoarthritis brace.  This will enable users to return to their daily activities that previously limited them by pain,

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    VQ OrthoCare OActive2 OA Knee Brace VQ OrthoCare OActive2 OA Knee Brace

    When Shopping for an Osteoarthritis brace what are the first things that come to mind that you want? The OActive 2 has all the bases covered. Its extremely lightweight, super low-profile (even for you skinny jeans lovers) with a single upright position with unique valgus/varus angle adjustment primed to optimize pain relief and discomfort that sufferers of Osteoarthritis know all too well.

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    Savings: $600.00


    When will I see results?

    For those with moderate to severe osteoarthritis, knee pain relief brace benefits depend on the severity of your condition. Knee braces work by reducing the stress and weight applied to affected joints. While many people do experience immediate relief from OA after using braces, other users may not see results for several weeks. It is important to keep wearing the brace in the first few weeks, even if the amount of pain is not significantly reduced because it can take up to a few weeks for braces to ease joint inflammation. Following doctor recommendations for knee OA relief tips specific to your condition, such as losing weight or performing specific stretches, can also increase the effectiveness of the brace.