Knee Brace for Arthritis, Obesity Joint Pain & Ligament Injuries
This knee support is a comfortable way to ease obesity knee pain. The wrap around hinged knee brace is made of a breathable, lightweight alternative to neoprene. This material is also moisture-wicking, which adds to its comfort factor. The brace is free of latex and hypoallergenic.
The open popliteal area as well as the open patella of this knee brace for obese person also increases its breathability, in addition to their other functions. Besides preventing sweat buildup, the open popliteal (back of knee) design keeps the knee brace for obese individuals from bunching up.
The open patella design of this obese knee brace will not pressure the kneecap for those dealing with an injury to the knee or obesity knee problems. An open patella design is also considered more comfortable for extended use of knee braces for obese patients. It also supports the patella.
The heavy-duty hinges make this an apt knee brace for morbidly obese people and others in need of support they can trust. The hinges are designed to provide medial and lateral support, which helps stabilize the knee when one is going about his or her day or doing more active activities.
Application of this knee brace is also simple. The wrap-around obesity brace closes at the front (anterior) of leg. There is also a Velcro strap above and below the kneecap for additional adjustments to fit. The closures for these are also at the front of the leg.
For more options, see BraceAbility’s full line of knee braces and knee supports.
Obesity and Knee Pain
Every pound of body weight puts about five pounds of force on the knee. Thus, being overweight can increase one’s risk of injuries and can cause one’s knee to wear out faster than it might otherwise. For example, being overweight or obese notably increases one’s risk of suffering osteoarthritis or the acceleration of existing arthritis. See more products for treating osteoarthritis.
Complicating the problem, obesity-related knee pain can make it difficult to exercise, which along with a healthy diet is very important for weight loss. This plus-size knee brace helps address this problem as it adds support to the knee and reduces stress on the knee.
This brace is equipped to treat a number of conditions, including:
- Medial or lateral instability
- Muscle weakness or injury
- Ligament weakness or injury
- Degenerative joint disease
Big Knee Brace
As you can see, this obesity knee brace has a number of features that make it a good brace for knee pain as well as one that is designed with obesity challenges in mind. Following is a breakdown of some of these features:
- Wrap-around design
- Two Velcro straps on either side of the kneecap close at the front of the knee; these permit fit adjustments
- CoolTex material
- Lightweight, breathable, moisture-wicking
- Heavy-duty hinges for medial and lateral stability
- Treats degenerative joint disease, obesity knee pain, muscle/ligament weakness or injury, medial/lateral instability
- Open patella design for comfort and patella support
- Open popliteal for breathability and preventing bunching
- Black color
- 13” long