Obesity Knee Pain Brace

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This big knee brace has all the features of a quality knee brace for obese people—a wrap-around design that is closed in the front, heavy-duty hinges and it is made of a lightweight, breathable neoprene alternative. This is a valuable addition to BraceAbility’s selection of bariatric supports


L Code: L-1820
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Why Do I Need This Plus Size Knee Brace for Obesity Knee Joint Pain and Arthritis Treatment?

Every pound of body weight adds about five pounds of force on your knee joint. So, it’s not surprising that being overweight increases your risk of experiencing knee-related injuries and can cause your knees to wear out faster than they might otherwise. For example, research shows being overweight or obese significantly increases your risk of suffering from osteoarthritis or the acceleration of existing arthritis.

Unfortunately, obesity-related knee pain can make it difficult to exercise or play sports, which along with a healthy diet is very important for fat / weight loss. This plus-size, arthritic knee brace helps address this problem as it adds support to your knee and reduces stress on your knee.

This medical knee brace helps manage pain from a number of knee conditions, including:

4 Reasons People Love This Big and Tall Knee Brace For Large Legs

  1. Lightweight, Moisture-Wicking Material

This plus size knee brace is constructed out of a latex-free, neoprene alternative material. If you find solid neoprene knee supports or tommie copper knee braces sweaty and uncomfortable, this knee brace is a more breathable and comfortable alternative to wear.

  1. Open Patella and Popliteal Design

This knee brace was designed with openings around your patella (kneecap) and popliteal (back of knee) for comfortable, extended use among overweight, obese, and morbidly obese patients.

The open patella (kneecap) design eliminates pressure over your sore kneecap, increases mobility, and reduces sweat build up, while still providing support around your kneecap.

The cut out behind your knee (popliteal) is a subtle feature, which increases mobility, prevents bunching behind your knee, and reduces excessive rubbing as you move.

  1. Heavy Duty Hinges

The heavy duty, side hinges provide medial and lateral stability to your knee and limit your range of motion in the side-to-side direction. Side-to-side movements can lead to LCL (lateral collateral ligament) or MCL (medial collateral ligament) tears, which are the ligaments that run up the sides of your knee joints.

What if I don’t need additional support on the medial and lateral sides of my knee?

This type knee brace is fairly unique in that you can actually remove the metal hinges, which effectively turns it into a nice lightweight wrap that offers a little bit of support, but not as much as when the hinges are in.

  1. Wrap-Around Design for Easy Application

This support for bad knees features a simple wrap-around design, which makes it a breeze to put on and take off, according to reviews. Plus, the Velcro straps are durable and adjustable, so you can adjust your brace to a custom fit after you select the size that works best for you.

Frequently Asked Questions About This Extra Large Knee Brace

  • Who can wear it? With sizes ranging from L-6XL, this knee brace fits overweight to morbidly obese men and women.  

  • How do I know what size to get? Using a fabric tape measure, measure the circumference of your leg 6” above the center of your kneecap and 6” below the center of your kneecap. To get the most accurate measurements, we recommend having a close family member or friend assist you. Refer to our sizing graphic in the pictures above to choose the right size.

  • What conditions does this bariatric knee brace treat? This brace helps ease pain from degenerative joint disease (osteoarthritis), muscle / ligament weakness or injury, medial / lateral instability, meniscus tears, post-surgery recovery, and general obesity knee joint pain.

  • How do I put on this knee wrap?
    • Open knee wrap and all straps
    • Position wrap with openings around your kneecap (patella) and at the back of your knee (popliteal) - (The BraceAbility brand logo should be on the front of your leg above your kneecap)
    • Fasten the Velcro strap around your calf first
    • Then, fasten the remaining Velcro strap around your thigh
  • Can I wear this support over my pants? Yes, if necessary

  • How tall is this orthopedic knee brace? 13”

  • What material is this knee stabilizer made of? Latex-free, 1/4” thick, padded neoprene alternative material

  • When should I wear this knee brace? This knee brace can be comfortably worn all day while sitting, standing, and during mild physical activity. However, you should consult with your doctor before wearing any compression knee brace for extended periods of time, such as sleeping.

  • Washing Instructions: Remove metal stays, close all Velcro closures and hand wash in warm water with mild soap. Air dry completely for about 24 hours.

  • Other Features: 
    • Removable medial and lateral hinges.
    • Wrap-around design. 
    • Affordable. 
  • Color: Black

Sizing Chart

“Obesity

Customer Reviews

Ter Bear

6/28/2017
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Love it

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I have arthritis and this has helped me keep my stability. It has also helped with swelling. I love my brace

Ghay

5/29/2017
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I purchased this on a recommendation of the 2 funny physical therapists on You Tube. Guess I should have known better. I have osteoarthritis in my left knee. I thought this would help, because I had purchased a knee sleeve, which was doing a good job. I just wanted the wrap around kind, and with the recommendation it looked like it would be perfect. This brace is big and bulky on my leg. It is not comfortable at all. Don't think any of my slacks or jeans would go over this. I took the hinges out, thinking that would help. It makes my my knee hurt worse. I had to order this from the manufacturer, because I needed a medium. Not sure if I could send back. I gave it 5 stars because of the price. In checking several web sites and the prices can go up in the hundreds of dollars. So, $59 was a good price.

Tara

4/6/2017
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Works great but slides down leg over time.

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Works great only main issue is that it wants to slide or work it's way down my leg over time. So im constantly tighting the top strap.

Happy to be pain free!

3/12/2017
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Great for my very unstable kneecap and osteoarthritis of the knee.

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This brace is very well made, with comfort, support, and most of all, functionality for all-day wear, including walking and excercise. The material is truly moisture wicking and the hinges are perfectly aligned to support the knee without "hobbling" it. Thanks for a great product. Hope you always carry it!

RMC55

2/8/2017
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Great but not for me

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I have arthritis in my knees which causes me a lot of pain and I wanted to become more active. I ordered the 3XL and should have gotten the 2XL as I am running into the following problems; I am 5'2" and have short legs and this is way too long and secondly, it won't stay up no matter how tight I cinch it. I should have sent it back and fear now it's too late.
I saw a PT person to get a custom brace ($1750-$2500) and was told that those would slide down too. I showed her this one on your site and she agreed, it's nice, but not for a short legged person such as myself.

Michele

9/9/2016
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Actually too big!

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For the first time I found a new brace that was actually too big for my large legs! I was actually between the 5xl and 6xl, so I ordered the larger size that way it wouldn't be too snug as I've experienced in the past with other brands. However, I should have listened to their recommendation because the brace was way too big!!! Unfortunately I am in the process of exchanging the brace but it appears to be a very well made, good quality brace and I am anxious for my exchange.

Kim

7/29/2016
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I'm very pleased with my order.

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The brace is great quality.

bebe

5/27/2015
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excellent

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Yes

Moose

2/15/2015
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Awesome

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I had a quadricep rupture. I am 6 foot 3 inches 325lbs. Ordered this brace true to size when I got the next day I ordered it again. It helped me through rehab and I wear it daily because it take soft tissue 3 to 6 months to heel. This brace helps me every day in my rehab and getting back to the outdoors, does what it said and very comfortable. Thanks BraceAbility for helping me get back to life.

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