Customers often ask us if our Full Knee Supports fit "larger legs". This is something that is to be expected as:
Studies have shown an association between obesity and knee osteoarthritis, with increasing weight leading to an increased risk of pain and disability. Such is the link that obesity has been described as the "primary risk factor" for knee osteoarthritis.
The most effective management to decrease the pain and symptoms of osteoarthritis is a combination of weight loss and increased activity.
An Active650 Knee Support may not be able to influence your diet but it can certainly help you increase your levels of activity. Increased activity has been shown to alleviate the pain of knee osteoarthritis; it allows greater functioning of the joint, slows further degeneration and encourages muscle strengthening. In a nutshell: you can decrease your pain and improve your movement with increased activity.
We can help you with this as our Full Knee Support comes in a range of sizes, up to XXXL, with the larger sizes being specifically designed for wider thighs. By providing greater comfort at the knee and improving shock absorption through the joint an Active650 Knee Support will allow you to manage your arthritis pain.