Osteoarthritis (OA) causes inflammation in your joints. This inflammation, with accompanying pain and stiffness, can restrict movement. A first approach to dealing with this pain and inflammation may be bracing.
Braces can provide greater stability, reduced swelling, and reduced pressure on the joint. Braces, applied correctly, can help move weight away from the damaged portion of the joint, reducing pain. Importantly, knowing you have extra support in your joint can give you more confidence in your movement, to restore more comfoRtable functionality to your body.