Knee Support braces

Are you tired of knee pain holding you back? Perhaps you’re dealing with the aches and discomfort of arthritis, or maybe an injury is keeping you on the sidelines. You’re not alone – many people suffer from knee troubles that can make even the simplest tasks seem like an uphill battle. Picture this: What if you could find relief and regain the freedom to move with ease? Amazing, right?

Here at NuovaHealth, we believe in empowering people to live without limitations. That’s why we offer a diverse range of knee support products that can help you reclaim your mobility and live life on your terms.

But what exactly are knee supports? Well, they are specially designed orthopaedic devices that aid in stabilizing your knee, providing the right level of support and prevention of excessive movement. These supports help ease the strain and pressure off crucial ligaments, tendons, and joints, enhancing their function and reducing the risk of further damage. Ideal for sports enthusiasts, runners, and even those who enjoy an active lifestyle, our knee supports are designed to help you avoid injuries and maintain proper form during physical activities.

Our knee supports not only provide stability but also offer soothing compression. This compression helps to boost blood circulation, which in turn can reduce swelling, speed up the healing process of damaged tissue, and ease muscle fatigue. It’s a win-win situation! The science behind this is that compression helps prevent the build-up of lactic acid, promoting better muscle recovery. This makes our knee supports an excellent choice for sports, running, and other high-intensity activities.

Discover How Our Knee Supports Can Alleviate These Common Injuries & Conditions

Our knee supports are trusted and widely recommended by physiotherapists for treating and preventing a variety of knee injuries and conditions:

For Patellar Tendinitis:

First on our list is Patellar Tendinitis also known as Jumpers Knee. This is an injury to the tendon connecting your kneecap (patella) to your shinbone. The patellar tendon plays a pivotal role in the way you use your leg muscles, particularly when jumping. This condition is incredibly common among athletes who play sports like basketball or volleyball, where the force of the jump is often through the knees.

Signs and symptoms include pain just below the patella that worsens with activity. Prolonged repetitive stress on the patellar tendon can lead to tiny tears in the tendon, which your body attempts to repair. But as the tears in the tendon increase, they cause pain from inflammation and weakening of the tendon. When this tendon damage persists over time, it becomes tendinitis.

If untreated, this can lead to a rupture of the tendon, which is a serious injury that may require surgery and extensive physical therapy.

So, what’s the solution? Treatment involves using a knee brace, as highlighted in a 2019 study by Leeds Beckett University. The study found that using a brace significantly reduced pain and enhanced knee function in athletes with jumper’s knee.

But how does it work? A knee brace provides support to the patellar tendon, helping absorb the force exerted on the tendon during jumping and landing. It also provides compression, reducing inflammation, and aids in stabilising the knee joint. Plus, the brace protects the knee joint from further injury and improves knee function, allowing you to get back on your feet in no time!

For Osteoarthritis: The Ageing Knee

Next up, let’s discuss Osteoarthritis, a type of arthritis primarily associated with aging, is a prevalent health condition that affects numerous individuals in the UK. It’s estimated that approximately 8 million people are diagnosed with this condition, making it one of the most common joint-related diseases.

Osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative arthritis, primarily affects the smooth cartilage lining of the joints, particularly the knee, causing severe pain and stiffness that can inhibit individuals’ day-to-day activities. It’s caused by a combination of inherited genetic factors, aging, obesity, joint injury, and overuse.

This condition is more common amongst the elderly, with people aged 50 and above being more susceptible. Additionally, women are at a higher risk than men, and individuals with a family history of Osteoarthritis are more prone to developing this condition.

Common symptoms of osteoarthritis include joint pain during or after movement, stiffness, particularly in the morning or after a period of inactivity, and decreased flexibility in your knee.

The immediate impact of Osteoarthritis is pain and loss of mobility, which can be debilitating. In the long term, it can lead to permanent joint changes and deformities if left untreated. Therefore, seeking treatment is crucial to managing pain and preventing permanent damage.

If ignored, Osteoarthritis can lead to severe mobility issues and complications such as a significant decrease in quality of life due to increased pain and decreased mobility and independence.

A large-scale study conducted by the University of Manchester in 2015 found that the use of knee braces has proven highly beneficial in managing osteoarthritis symptoms. The study consisted of a randomised controlled trial involving 126 patients suffering from osteoarthritis.

The results of the study highlighted that knee braces significantly reduced pain and improved the physical function of patients suffering from Osteoarthritis. It was also noted that knee braces improved knee joint realignment, provided support, and enhanced knee function, all leading to improved quality of life for those suffering from this condition.

Knee braces work by offloading the part of the knee affected by osteoarthritis. This can relieve pain and improve function, even for people with severe osteoarthritis. They also provide compression, which can reduce swelling and warm the knee, providing further pain relief.

For Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic, systemic disease that affects your joints, predominantly in your knees. It’s an autoimmune condition, which means your body attacks its own tissues, causing inflammation and possibly debilitating pain.

In the UK, rheumatoid arthritis affects over 400,000 people, making it a common condition. It affects all ages, but the highest prevalence is among those aged between 40 and 70. Women are three times more likely to be affected than men.

The causes of rheumatoid arthritis are not fully understood. However, factors like genetics, hormones, and environmental triggers are thought to play a role. Symptoms typically include joint pain, swelling, stiffness, and reduced mobility, which can impact quality of life significantly. If left untreated, it can lead to joint deformity and disability in the long term. Thus, early treatment is crucial to manage symptoms and prevent severe complications.

A key component of managing rheumatoid arthritis in the knee is the use of a knee brace. A specific study that supports its effectiveness was published in 2018 by the University of Oxford. The researchers found that knee braces could significantly improve the quality of life for those with rheumatoid arthritis by enhancing knee function and reducing pain.

Knee braces can help in several ways. They provide support and stability to the knee joint, which can alleviate pain and reduce swelling. The compression from the brace can also improve blood circulation, which aids in reducing inflammation. Furthermore, a knee brace can help protect the knee from further injury, provide shock absorption, and improve knee perception, which is your body’s ability to understand where your knee is in space. This can improve your balance and coordination, especially when performing physical activities.

For Ligament Injuries such as ACL, PCL, LCL, MCL

Ligament injuries are extremely common, especially in the sports world. In the UK, it’s estimated that about one-third of all sports injuries involve the knee. These injuries mainly affect the stabilizing ligaments in the knee, which include the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), lateral collateral ligament (LCL), and medial collateral ligament (MCL).

These injuries are usually a result of direct blows or sudden changes in direction while the foot is firmly planted on the ground. Therefore, athletes or physically active individuals are at a higher risk. The usual telltale signs of ligament injuries include pain, swelling, difficulty moving the knee, and instability. If left untreated, these injuries can result in long-term problems such as knee instability, chronic pain, and even osteoarthritis.

However, all is not doom and gloom. Timely treatment and prevention measures can significantly reduce the immediate and long-term impact of these injuries. One such effective treatment modality is the use of knee braces.

A study titled “Bracing and rehabilitation–what’s new” by Dr. Amber L. Donaldson, published in the Clinics in Sports Medicine in 2010, highlighted the effectiveness of knee braces for ligament injuries. The study found that knee braces provide support, stability, and compression to the injured ligament, thus promoting healing and reducing pain and swelling.

Knee braces can also improve the knee’s proprioception – the body’s ability to sense the position and movement of the joints, thus improving knee function. They can absorb shock, protect the knee from further injury and even realign the knee by gently applying pressure to it.

For Runner’s Knee

It affects a whopping 40% of running injuries in the UK. Although the name suggests this condition is exclusive to runners, it is far from the truth. Any activity that exposes your knee to repeated stress, can potentially lead to Runners knee.

Our knees act as shock absorbers during movement, with the kneecap bearing the brunt of the impact. Causes of Runners knee can range from a direct blow to the knee, overuse, or even foot issues. Yes, you heard right! Your feet can impact your knees too. Runners, athletes, and indeed anyone participating in high impact activities are more at risk of developing Runners knee.

Pain, the primary symptom, usually focuses on the knee, intensifying during activities such as kneeling or climbing stairs. Immediate effects include reduced motion range and strength, while long term implications include chronic pain and potential osteoarthritis. Scary, isn’t it?

Ignoring these symptoms is akin to inviting unwelcome consequences. A timely intervention, however, can turn the tide. In a 2019 study titled “The Role of Knee Braces in Managing Runner’s Knee,” the University of Birmingham revealed encouraging results. Knee braces, it found, significantly reduced symptoms and aided recovery.

The benefits of a knee brace in managing Runners knee are undeniable. By providing adequate support and absorbing shock, it minimises the stress on the knee. The outcome? Enhanced stability, reduced pain, and a quicker return to your active lifestyle.

A study by the University of Birmingham found that patellar braces were effective in reducing pain for people suffering from this condition. The brace provides support to the knee, helping to evenly distribute forces across the joint and thereby reducing pressure on the kneecap.

For Iliotibial Band Syndrome

Iliotibial Band Syndrome, commonly known as ITBS, is a prevalent condition in the UK, affecting 5-14% of runners. It’s a painful condition that impacts the iliotibial band – the ligament stretching from your hip to the outer part of your knee.

Who’s at risk here? Mainly athletes, especially runners and cyclists who repeatedly flex and extend their knee, causing friction between the band and the knee bone. Other risk factors include having weak hip muscles, being bow-legged, or having high or low arches.

The most immediate sign of ITBS is a sharp or burning pain on the outside of the knee while doing physical activities. If left untreated, this pain can persist even during rest and may lead to swelling or thickening of the tissue at the knee joint.

Ignoring ITBS can lead to severe complications such as chronic pain, limited mobility, and in worst cases, knee joint damage. Therefore, immediate treatment is necessary to prevent long-term damage.

Talking about treatment, a knee brace is one of the most recommended and effective solutions! According to a 2018 study conducted by the University of Sheffield, a knee brace was found to reduce pain and improve function in ITBS patients significantly.

But how exactly does it help?

A knee brace provides compression, which reduces inflammation and swelling, provides support to the knee joint, and helps in realigning the iliotibial band, reducing friction and pressure on the knee. Plus, it offers protection, absorbs shock, and improves knee perception, enhancing overall knee function.

For Patellar Subluxation

Patellar Subluxation can be described as a temporary, partial dislocation of the kneecap from its original position in the knee joint. This dislocation can be sudden, related to a specific movement or trauma, or it can occur gradually over time due to the weakening of the knee structures.

In the UK, knee injuries represent a significant proportion of all sports injuries, with Patellar Subluxation being a commonly reported condition. Although it can affect anyone, it is more prevalent among athletes, especially those involved in high-impact and twisting sports.

People with certain structural abnormalities of the knee, those who do high-impact sports, or those with poor muscle strength or flexibility are at a higher risk of Patellar Subluxation.

The typical signs of this condition include a feeling of the knee giving way, pain and swelling around the kneecap, and a restriction in movement. If ignored, Patellar Subluxation can lead to long term knee instability, chronic pain, and could even limit your ability to participate in certain activities.

Treatment is important to prevent further dislocations, reduce pain, and restore normal knee function. If left untreated, this condition could lead to further damage, increasing the risk of early-onset arthritis in the knee.

Prevention is always better than cure. Regular strength and flexibility exercises, particularly for the quadriceps and hip muscles, can help prevent patellar subluxation. However, in the event of a dislocation, it’s important to consult with a healthcare professional for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.

Knee braces have been shown to be an effective aid in the treatment of Patellar Subluxation. They provide support and stability, subsequently improving knee function. A knee brace can help maintain the kneecap’s alignment, reducing the risk of future subluxations. In addition, it can provide compression, limiting swelling after a dislocation.

A study conducted by The University of Birmingham in 2017 found that the use of knee braces resulted in a significant reduction in patellar subluxation incidences among athletes. This research contributes to a growing body of evidence highlighting the effectiveness of knee braces in managing knee injuries.

For Osgood Schlatter Disease

Did you know that Osgood Schlatter Disease, a common cause of knee pain in growing adolescents, is an inflammation of the area just below the knee, where the tendon from the kneecap attaches to the shinbone? It’s estimated that Osgood Schlatter Disease affects between 10% to 30% of sporty children in the UK.

The telltale signs of Osgood Schlatter Disease include knee pain and swelling just below the kneecap. Now, you might be wondering, who’s at greater risk? Well, the answer is quite simple. Osgood Schlatter Disease is commonly observed in young people who participate in sports that involve running, jumping, and swift changes of direction, such as football, basketball, and ballet. It occurs more often in boys than girls, with onset typically happening during a growth spurt.

Why is ignoring Osgood Schlatter Disease a risky business? If left untreated, Osgood Schlatter Disease can cause chronic pain and may impact the individual’s ability to perform in sports. So, what’s the solution?

Studies such as one conducted by the University of Oxford indicate that knee supports can play a significant role in managing Osgood Schlatter Disease. The research highlights that wearing a knee support can help reduce pain and inflammation, providing much-needed relief. Why is it effective? The knee support helps to reduce the tension over the area where the tendon attaches to the shinbone, alleviating the symptoms.

For Patella Tracking Disorder

Patella Tracking Disorder (PTD) is another common condition that causes knee pain, primarily due to the patella (kneecap) moving out of its usual path when the leg bends or straightens. UK studies suggest approximately 25% of the population may experience PTD at some point in their lives.

The symptoms? Rising from a seated position or climbing stairs can cause a dull, aching pain in the knee. It can also lead to the knee ‘giving way’, where it suddenly buckles without warning.

Active individuals, particularly athletes, are at an increased risk of PTD due to repetitive knee movements. Overuse, muscle imbalance, or an injury to the knee can also cause displacement of the kneecap.

Left untreated, PTD can lead to more serious conditions, such as patellar dislocation. Therefore, it’s crucial not to ignore the signs. But how can a knee support help? A study by the University of Sheffield found that knee supports can help realign the patella, easing pain, and improving mobility.

For Bursitis

Bursitis, is the inflammation of the small sacs of synovial fluid (bursae) in the knee. It’s not as common as the first two, but it’s worth mentioning. The main symptom is swelling over the kneecap that increases with movement and decreases with rest. Bursitis can be caused by chronic overuse, trauma, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, or infection. People who kneel for a long time, such as carpet layers and gardeners, are more prone to develop knee bursitis.

Ignoring this issue can lead to chronic swelling and pain, and in some cases, the infection can spread to other parts of the body.

Scientists at the University of Cambridge found that the use of a knee brace can significantly reduce the symptoms of Bursitis. By providing compression and support to the affected area, the brace reduces inflammation and swelling, providing relief from pain and enhancing mobility.

For Meniscus Tear

Last but not least, let’s talk about the Meniscus Tear, a knee injury often caused by turning or twisting quickly, with the foot planted while the knee is bent. Meniscus tears can be quite common, especially in contact sports.

The symptoms typically include pain, swelling, and difficulty moving the knee. It’s particularly common in older people due to age-related wear and tear.

In this case, ignoring the problem can lead to persistent knee pain, chronic knee instability, and an increased risk of osteoarthritis.

A study conducted by Newcastle University found that knee supports can be beneficial in managing meniscus tears. The support can reduce pain, improve stability, and limit the range of motion during the healing process.

Please note: While knee braces are not a cure-all, they are a key piece of the puzzle in managing these conditions. They provide stability, reduce pain, and offer a helping hand (or rather, a supporting knee) to your body. However, it’s very important to keep in mind that knee supports are not a substitute for professional medical advice and treatment. Always consult with a healthcare professional for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.

Why Choose NuovaHealth

Now that you understand how our knee supports work and the benefits they offer, aren’t you excited to experience the relief they could bring? Our knee supports are made from high-quality, medical-grade materials and are rigorously tested to ensure the best support, comfort, and durability.

But wait, there’s more! We believe so strongly in our products that we offer a full money-back guarantee. Yes, you read that right! This means you can try out our knee supports risk-free. If you’re not completely satisfied, simply return the product for a full refund.

Don’t let knee pain or discomfort keep you from enjoying life. Whether you’re buying for yourself or as a gift for a loved one dealing with knee issues, our knee supports could be the game-changer you’ve been looking for. So, isn’t it time you gave your knee the support it deserves?

Please note there is no guarantee of specific results and that the results can vary for this product.

  • Runner’s knee brace

    • 1x Runner’s Knee Brace specifically designed to compress and support your knee joint in the right position to help you stay injury free when running
    • For both Men & Women
    • Available in sizes Medium 31-35cm, Large 36-40cm & Extra Large 41-45cm (Measure according to Knee dimension)
    • Provides targeted support that helps reduce pressure off your knee preventing wear and tear damage when you run
    • Can be worn to help treat and prevent a range of different injuries including Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Patella tendonitis, Meniscus Tear, Runners & Jumpers knee, ACL, PCL & MCL knee injuries Chondromalacia or irritated knee cap, Patellar tendon sprains and strains
    • The soothing graduated compression eases pain and boosts blood flow to injured knees helping reduce muscle fatigue when exercising or help accelerate the natural healing process allowing you to recover quicker from an injury
    • Features 2 metal hinges either side of the knee brace that have been designed help better control the way your knee functions and prevent movement such as twisting which could cause injury
    • The lightweight and breathable design of this knee brace makes it ideal for runners and athletes wanting to stay protected and injury free whilst running
    • The non slip design helps keep this knee brace firmly in place and stops it from slipping down even during the most vigorous of exercise routines
    • The ideal choice for wearing when running, at the gym exercising, or whilst playing sports such as Football, Basketball or Rugby to help keep your knee protected and supported correctly
    • The shock absorbing silicone knee pad helps keep your knee cap and patella tendon properly supported and protected from damage
    • Includes a full 30 day money back guarantee!

    Please note there is no guarantee of specific results and that the results can vary for this product.

    £12.99inc VAT
  • 1x Pair of Copper Knee Support Braces for Running

    • 1x Pair of Copper Knee Support Sleeves designed to help ease aches and pain and keep knee injuries at bay!
    • For both Men & Women
    • Available in sizes Small, Medium, Large and XL
    • Sizes are as following: Thigh Circumference: S 12.9-14.2 Inches, M 14.2-15.3 Inches, L 15.3-16.5 Inches, XL 16.5-17.7 Inches
    • Used by runners and professional athletes to help prevent and treat numerous knee injuries including Runners knee, Sprains, Strains, Meniscus tears, Tendonitis, ACL, PCL, and MCL knee injuries, Arthritis and Osteoarthritis,
    • Designed to provide targeted support to your knees realigning and correcting the way your knee functions to reduce strain and pressure off your knee joint and prevent injuries from occurring
    • Provides graduated compression that helps stimulate blood flow to your knee providing fresh oxygenated blood to your knee muscles to stop muscle fatigue allowing you to run faster for longer
    • Ideal for wearing during the P.R.I.C.E injury recovery protocol to help protect, support and compress your knee to speed up injury recovery
    • Soothing compression helps reduce inflammation and swelling, reduces aches and pains and speeds up the healing process of damaged tissue
    • Made from lightweight breathable premium copper Nylon fibre material that has anti bacterial and moisture wicking properties keeping your knees sweat free, dry and feeling fresher for longer
    • The perfect choice for supporting and protecting your knees whilst running, cycling, rowing, exercising and playing sports such as Football, Rugby, Basketball and Volleyball
    • Non slip technology helps keep the knee braces firmly in place even during the most vigour exercise routines
    • Includes a full 30 day money back guarantee for total customer peace of mind!

    Please note there is no guarantee of specific results and that the results can vary for this product.

    £19.99inc VAT
  • Patellar Tendon Strap Knee Support Brace

    • 1x Patellar Tendon Strap Knee Support Brace designed to protect, support, stabilize and compress your knee to help ease pain and speed up recovery of injured knees
    • One size fits all – Slips around your knee easily and has adjustable straps for the best possible fit and support
    • For both Men & Women
    • Recommended by physiotherapists to treat and prevent a wide range of injuries including ACL, PCL & MCL knee injuries, Meniscus Tear, Strains, Sprains, Tears, Arthritis, Bursitis and Patella tendonitis
    • The silicone gel knee pad helps protect your injured knee from shock and impacts to prevent further damage whilst your knee recovers
    • Inbuilt metal springs help stabilize and support your knee in the correct position improving knee function easing strain and pressure off your knee to prevent future knee injuries from developing
    • Compresses your knee joint to help ease aches and pains, reduce swelling and inflammation and boosts blood flow to your knee helping speed up the natural healing process
    • Features 2 adjustable support straps that wrap around your knee allowing you to quickly and easily adjust the fit and level of compression and support that the knee brace gives you
    • Made from lightweight, breathable moisture wicking fabric that quickly absorbs sweat and keeps your knee dry, sweat free and feeling fresh
    • Ideal for wearing for sports, running cycling, football, basketball, exercise and general everyday activities
    • Includes a full 30 day money back guarantee!

    Please note there is no guarantee of specific results and that the results can vary for this product.

    £12.99£14.99inc VAT
  • Knee Stabilizer Brace

    • 1x Knee Stabilizer Brace designed to increase support and stability of your knee joint, improve injury recovery and ease aches and pains
    • For both Men & Women
    • Available in sizes Medium, Large, XL & XXL
    • Adjustable straps (Maximum Circumference Medium: 40cm, Large: 50cm, XL: 60cm, XXL: 70cm)
    • Features two fully adjustable straps that fit securely around your knee allowing you to adjust to the right support and compression accordingly
    • Ideal for treating a whole range of different¬† knee injuries and conditions including ACL, PCL & MCL knee injuries, Patella tendonitis, Meniscus Tear, Runners & Jumpers knee, Arthritis, Sprains, Strains and more!
    • Designed to keep pressure and strain off your knee and help you recovery faster after sustaining a knee injury by supporting your knee in the correct position, improving knee function and by providing soothing compression
    • Provides soothing compression that will help ease aches and pain, reduce inflammation and swelling whilst also increasing blood flow to your injured knee helping to speed up the healing process of damaged tendons, ligaments and muscles
    • The two removable metal support hinges either side of the knee brace help to keep strain and pressure off your knee by realigning and correcting the position of your knee and preventing movement which could cause twist or sprain your knee joint (Includes protective covers that can be attached to help protect the support hinges from dirt and damage)
    • The soft padded inside not only helps to keep your knee feeling comfortable but also helps to absorb shock and protect your injured knee joint from further damage whilst you recover
    • Built to be as lightweight, breathable and as durable as possible – Making this knee brace ideal for wearing whilst exercising at the gym, playing sports or when out running
    • Includes a full 30-day money back guarantee, if you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase!

    Please note there is no guarantee of specific results and that the results can vary for this product.

    £15.49inc VAT
  • Open Patella Knee Support Brace for Joint Pain, Arthritis, Tendonitis, Meniscus Tear, ACL & MCL Injury

    • 1x Adjustable Stabilizing knee support brace for easing Knee & Joint Pain, Arthritis, Tendonitis, Meniscus Tear, ACL & MCL Injuries
    • For both Men & Women
    • One size fits all – Featuring fully adjustable Velcro straps to help you find the perfect fit for you
    • Provides deep targeted compression & support to help ease knee pain and treat common injuries such as Arthritis of the knee, Chondromalacia or irritated knee cap, Patellar tendon sprain, Menisci (cartilage injury), Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury, Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Injury.
    • Ideal for wearing whilst running or for playing sports such as Football & rugby
    • Comes with full 30 day money back guarantee!

    Please note there is no guarantee of specific results and that the results can vary for this product.

    £9.99inc VAT

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