RUNNING WITH NO CARTILAGE OR DAMAGED CARTILAGE
Cartilage, also known as articular cartilage, is a soft, shock-absorbing tissue which connects the bone and the muscles. In the knee joint, it allows for smooth range of motion of the knee and protection of the joint by evenly distributing impact forces on the knee. A damaged cartilage or no cartilage can be a result of a genetic condition or osteoarthritis (OA). Deterioration roughens the cartilage surface and decreases the shock-absorbing properties. The increased friction slowly degrades the entire cartilage which can impact your day to day life.
Low impact activities such as walking can be performed with a damaged cartilage, however we recommend seeking professional help from a doctor or orthopaedic surgeon to prevent further deterioration. High impact activities such as running can produce impact forces upto three times the person's body weight on the knee joint.
Using an advanced knee brace SecuTec OA which allows increased stability for the knee joint. The brace provides targeted corrective pressure which distributes the pressure along the lower leg, instead of the knee. The contoured gel cushions on the sides provides additional stability and massages the tissue while running or walking.