RUNNING WITH NO CARTILAGE

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.

 

BEST KNEE BRACES FOR NO CARTILAGE


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SecuTec Genu

A functional orthosis for the external stabilisation of the knee joint.

$1,299.95

A torn ligament, collateral ligament injury or operation on the meniscus can mean that the knee joint needs to be stabilised externally for a period of time. The SecuTec Genu hinged knee brace is a lightweight but sturdy knee orthosis, designed to fit the anatomy of the leg.

The knee brace is easy to put on and take off, fits perfectly and is very comfortable to wear.

The SecuTec Genu is ideal for instabilities after rupturing the anterior and/or posterior cruciate ligament, after ligament surgery/syndesmoplasty, complex traumatic or degenerative instabilities, to restrict the range of movement of the knee (for example, after collateral ligament injuries, meniscal suturing or meniscal implantation).

  • Strong stabilization of the knee
  • Extremely lightweight and flat
  • Joint side bars – Straps connect directly to side bars for superior stability in the knee and surrounding area.
  • High level of wearing comfort.
  • Adjustable calf strap and hinge joint

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GenuTrain Knee brace

An award-winning knee brace that provides targeted support for pain relief and stabilisation of the knee.

$149.95

If your knee is weak, swollen, painful or recovering from an injury, the Bauerfeind GenuTrain knee brace will help provide you with relief and stability.

  • Integrated donning aid allows you to easily put on the knee brace
  • Soft hollow of the knee for enhanced wearing comfort
  • Three-dimensional active knit for an ideal fit and optimal neuromuscular joint stabilization
  • Omega pad improves neuromuscular joint stabilization
  • Meniscus wings to help relieve meniscus pain
  • Hoffa pads provide pressure relief
  • Fits either leg the same version can be used for right and left
  • Moisture wicking fabric for all day comfort

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GenuTrain P3 Knee brace

An advanced knee brace for pain and misalignment of the kneecap, often caused by injury related to sports

$239.95

The GenuTrain P3 is ideal for pain caused by misalignment of the kneecap (patellar lateralisation), femoropatellar pain syndrome (anterior knee pain), ACL and MCL injury or pain associated with patellar tip syndrome. Unique 3D weave is breathable, moisture wicking and provides all day comfort.

  • Corrective guide – Stops your kneecap from drifting outward to relieve discomfort and help healing without loss of mobility.
  • Corrective strap – can be individually adjusted for optimal kneecap control.
  • Pad wing – Proximal extension as far as the vastus medialis muscle, and improved proprioception.
  • Ring-shaped soft pad – Surrounds the kneecap to center it for stability.
  • Wedge-shaped Hoffa soft pads – Two pressure points on the pad relieve strain on the area below the knee, which can frequently cause pain.

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GenuTrain S Hinged Knee brace

An active knee brace designed especially for active seniors who need support of complex, chronic arthritic knee pain.

$289.95

The hinged knee brace was engineered using Bauerfeind’s gradient compression, lateral joint splints and a viscoelastic pad to provide active protection of the knee.

The joint splints guide the knee, providing lateral movement support while keeping the area stable. This improves sensorimotor function for maximum movement control.

  • Three-dimensional fabric – Automatically conforms to the body’s natural shape for ideal fit and optimal joint stabilisation.
  • Adjustable straps – Lets you control the amount of pressure for a better fit and right amount of support
  • Joint side bars – Straps connect directly to side bars for superior stability in the knee and surrounding area.
  • Viscoelastic pads – Provides a massage effect during movement.
  • Soft knit fabric – Breathable knit is comfortable to wear and keeps moisture away from the body.

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