The importance of exercise and weight loss

One of the important benefits of the Unloader One for unicompartmental knee osteoarthritis (OA) is that it can reduce the pain sufficiently for you to get back to a more active life.

Never underestimate the importance of exercise and keeping physically fit. There are numerous studies that show that regular, moderate exercise is beneficial to arthritis sufferers:

  • Helps keep your joints flexible
  • Increases your range of motion
  • Assists with weight control
  • Builds strong muscles around the joints to help support and stabilize them
  • Promotes sounder sleep
  • Releases endorphins, which are natural pain-killers

If you are less able to move around, you become steadily less active and tend to put on weight. Your knees have to take the pressure of that extra bodyweight and that stress results in even greater pain – it can be a downward spiral.

The Unloader One knee brace can help you stay active without causing further damage to your joints, by enabling the freedom of movement necessary for exercising the knee.

Positive wellbeing and mental health

Chronic or ongoing pain can be a real drain on your emotional wellbeing, as much as your physical health. Try to stay positive by talking things through with your family or friends or maybe finding new ways to relax, like meditation. In some regions there are local support groups for arthritis, with people who understand what it’s like to live with this pain.

Always talk to your doctor or healthcare professional before starting to exercise.

If you have knee OA it is important to strengthen the muscles that protect the knee in order to increase your range of motion.

However you should avoid as much as possible high-impact activities that increase the load on your knee, such as climbing lots of stairs, and avoid activities that involve twisting or rapid stop/start movements.

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This site offers information on the treatment options for knee pain caused by osteoarthritis, one of the most common causes of debilitating knee pain.

Össur is a global leader in the development of non-invasive orthopeadics. Always at the forefront of innovation, delivering a wide range of products and services, Össur’s reputation has been built on scientifically-proven designs with the emphasis on clinical outcomes.

The Unloader One knee brace is one of the company’s flagship products.

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