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Treat knee pain naturally and drug-free with our Massaging Knee Wrap
It doesn’t matter whether you’re an athlete or if you’ve taken a drunken fall onto your knees; knee pain can be a real problem that can last for a few days or maybe even weeks. Sometimes you don’t even know how on earth you managed to damage your knee, but one thing you do know is that you need an effective knee support, that doesn’t get in the way of you walking around normally.
This massaging knee wrap allows natural movement of the knee so you can exercise or just simply walk around or do other daily activities; the knee support provides stability with compression above and below the knee cap, an ideal support for those who are suffering with swelling, cartilage damage and joint knee pain.
Knee pains and injuries are one of the most common reasons why people visit the doctors; injuries such as fractures, dislocations, sprains and ligament tears are often the diagnosis. The knee has many components, which makes it a complex joint and incredibly vulnerable to injuries. Knee pain can be treated more often than not with bracing, knee support and rehabilitation exercises.
What your knee is actually made up of
Have you ever thought of what your knee is actually made up of? And why your mum always made you wear knee cap supports for when you were riding your bike – there’s a reason to why professional BMX riders and motorcyclists wear protective clothing to support their knees!
The knee is very complex; here is what it’s made of:
- Three bones; your thighbone, shinbone and your kneecap
- Articular cartilage; the ends of your thighbone, shinbone and the back of your kneecap are covered with cartilage. It helps your knee bones glide together smoothly as you bend and straighten your leg; it’s made up of a slippery surface.
- Meniscus; between you thighbone and your shinbone is the meniscal cartilage; it acts as a “shock absorber”. Unlike the slippery substance the articular cartilage is, the meniscal cartilage is tough and rubbery to help cushion and provide stability to the joint. Usually when doctors refer to torn cartilages in the knee that are talking about the meniscal cartilage.
- Ligaments; your bones are connected by ligaments; they act like strong ropes to hold all the bones together and keep your knee stable. The collateral ligaments are found on the sides of your knee; the medial collateral is on the inside of your knees and the lateral collateral is on the outside. Controlling any sideways motion of your knee and protect it against any unusual movement. The cruciate ligaments are located inside your knee joint, crossing each other in the form of an ‘X’, one at the front and one at the back; these ligaments control the back and forth motion of your knee.
- Tendons; your muscles are connected to your bones by tendons; the thigh tendon connects to the muscle in the front of your thigh by your kneecap; stretching from your kneecap to your shinbone is another tendon.
Now it all makes sense; those knee cap supports for when you were learning to ride a bike or roll on your roller skates – always listen to Mamma!
What are the most common injuries associated with knee pain
At some point in every single person’s life, they will injure their knee, especially if they are athletic. The most common knee injuries happen to the ligaments, cartilage and tendons, but damage to the bones can happen too.
Spraining or tearing the ligaments that surround your knee at both sides (the collateral ligaments), often happens if you frequently play rugby or go skiing; this usually happens when the leg gets forced outwards for example a rugby tackle. If you damage the ligaments on the inside of your knee (the cruciate ligaments) this is considered more serious as these ligaments keep your knee stable.
Tearing the meniscus is common if you play a sport that involves twisting your upper leg while your foot is planted on the ground; this cartilage wears as you get older and is more likely to experience minor injuries.
Runners or those who have to jump a lot (basketball/netball players) can tear the tendon that connects to the kneecap and the thigh.
The massaging knee wrap knee support will help you find comforting, massaging relief during your rehabilitation, providing compression to boost circulation and promote the natural healing process.
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|SKU / Product Code||10429|
|Brand||North American Healthcare|
|Circumference||Knee Circumference: 31.25cm - 46.25cm (12.5 Inches – 18.5 Inches)|
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- Simply does not work Review by Miss T
Could have bought a much cheaper knee support if I just want to keep the knee warm. (Posted on 17 October 2015)