Knee pain relief for osteoarthritis sufferers
In the UK, one in five adults over 50 suffer from osteoarthritic knee pain. Except for a knee replacement, there is no effective long term treatment.
Because of the side effects of long term use of pain medication, many doctors now recommend vibration therapy as a non pharmacological (drug free) treatment for the pain.
Kneease is also available as part of Osteoplan, a complete treatment for joint pain
How does Kneease treat arthritis symptoms?
Kneease is a certified medical device which can administer pain relieving treatment at the push of a button, direct to the point of the pain. Developed over 7 years by a leading knee surgeon and tested on thousands of patients, Kneease allows pain relief on demand without the need for drugs and with no harmful side-effects.
The device works by blocking the pain signals to the brain which are carried in the vibration sensors of the body. Precise frequency vibration applied to the point of the pain effectively scrambles the pain signal giving a reduction in pain for the wearer.
First developed for use on the elbow for lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) the device has now become the industry standard for treating this condition. With over 98% of users reporting levels of analgesia (pain relief) the device has now been made available for treatment of knee pain.
Suitable for knee injuries, arthritis and runners knee
Kneease is suitable for treating the pain of osteoarthritis, knee injuries, patella tendonitis, chondromalacia and Osgood-Schlatter disease. Many other causes of knee pain can be successfully treated but we recommend you contact your doctor before use.
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Osteoarthritis is most common in the knee joint and is a degenerative disease mostly affecting people older than 40 years. Giving knee pain, stiffness and a decreasing range of motion, osteoarthritis is generally treated with conservative management (pain relief, weight loss and exercise) until a total knee replacement is warranted. Osteoarthritis of the knee is commonly associated with a Bakers Cyst, an increase in the fluid in the synovial sac at the rear of the knee. Knee arthritis symptoms tend to progress as the condition worsens. Often patients report good months and bad months or symptoms that fluctuate with the seasons. Replacement of the kee joint is major surgery and undertaken only when all other options have been exhausted.
Knee Pain Causes, Treatments and Remedies
Many people have a knee problem at one time or another. Knee problems and knee injuries often occur during sports and recreational activities. As people get older, arthritis symptoms are often the cause but in younger people the knee pain usually comes from one of two causes. Sudden knee injuries and overuse injuries. Knee injuries are the most common cause of knee pain and may be caused by a direct blow to the knee joint or from twisting, bending or falling on the knee. Acute injuries can include sprains and strains, breaks of the kneecap (fracture), a tear in the rubbery cushions of the knee joint (meniscus), dislocation of the kneecap or ligament tears.
Overuse injuries can occur when there is prolonged stress on the knee. Activities such as jogging, a sudden increase in exercise or jumping can lead to inflammation and irritation. Overuse injuries include inflammation of the tendons (tendinitis), inflammation of the sacs of fluid in the knee (bursitis) and problems in the kneecap (patellofemoral pain syndrome).
Chondromalacia, Runners Knee
Chondromalacia is due to an irritation on the underside of the kneecap. The term means 'soft cartilage under the kneecap' and the condition affects otherwise healthy adults and children. There are many causes of Chondromalacia, with the most common cause being exercise, hence the name 'runners knee'. The knee pain is most often felt after a prolonged sitting and can often be managed with RICE, Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation.
Knee Supports and Knee Braces
Knee supports and knee braces offer support when running and for mild injuries. Hinged knee braces have solid metal stays down the side and are more suitable for severe injuries where some form of stabilisation is needed. Knee braces are often used for patella stabilisation and range in price from a few pounds to many hundreds for custom fitted braces.
Usually occuring in boys and girls aged between nine and 16, osgood schlatter disease (osgood schlatter syndrome) is an irritation of the patella tendon. The pain usually persists for only a few months and can be relieved with RICE (rest, ice, compression and elevation) with pain relief given when necessary to reduce discomfort. Osgood schlatter is named after Robert Osgood and Carl Schlatter who independently described the condition in 1903.