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As we get older, the risk of getting more limiting and painful conditions such as arthritis increases significantly. Age is not the only factor, however, if you have a family history of arthritis then this could also increase your chances of developing different types of arthritis. Osteoarthritis is also known as degenerative arthritis or degenerative joint disease and this means that the condition of the joints in people with osteoarthritis worsens over time and can hence cause severe pain and get in the way of everyday activities. 

Rheumatoid arthritis is an auto-immune disease which means the immune system mistakenly sees body tissues as a threat and attacks them resulting in extreme joint pain.

The extent of the pain associated with these two conditions is therefore quite apparent and it is essential to make use of effective pain management tools such as specially designed supports and braces. Our range of Arthritis supports includes supports for your hands, wrist, knee, ankle and elbow. 

Actimove's Arthritis Care supports aid pain relief and increases joint mobility through insulating warmth that eases the joints and muscles. The Arthritis Care range also makes use of specifically tailored compression that supports joints, reduces discomfort and protects the joint from overuse or further damage.

Keeping active with arthritis is extremely important for managing pain and the condition in general so Actimove's range aims to help you to keep enjoying the activities that you love by providing functional and comfortable supports and braces. 

Arthritis Supports FAQs 

The following information is not meant to be in any way prescriptive and is merely content that has been compiled to help you make an informed decision about which product could suit you. Please remember to contact your physician or sports medicine professional for proper, qualified guidance. 

Can Knee supports and Wrist supports help reduce arthritis pain?

Although Knee Supports and Braces are not a complete solution for addressing Arthritis Pain, they can be used to alleviate the severe pain associated with arthritis.

The pain relief that is achieved from wearing a support helps people with arthritis to get some feeling of freedom from the condition by allowing them to do tasks that would otherwise be more painful without the support.

This is particularly the case if the person wearing the support wants to maintain an active lifestyle or does a lot of walking or anything that demands an active range of motion in the wrist. 

Do Compression Knee Sleeves work with arthritis 

Knee sleeves that have compression specifically designed to help support the joint are excellent for helping with Arthritis pain.

They also have the added advantages of being discrete and can be worn more often than Knee braces or stronger knee supports. There are however better options for Arthritis in the Knee such as the hinged knee braces typically prescribed by physicians which are very expensive and sometimes considered very bulky and limiting, especially in terms of physical activity such as sports and fitness. 

What is the best support for arthritis wrist pain?

Wrist braces, stabilisers and straps can all be used for Arthritis pain management because they provide relief to the joint by supporting it.  It is therefore a matter of preference and what you feel comfortable with but remember to follow the guidelines outlined by your physician. 

What helps with arthritis in the hands?

Arthritis gloves are an amazing option for Arthritic hands because the gloves use compression to help support the joints and muscles in the hand and the compression is also effective for reducing inflammation caused by arthritis.

This helps create a feeling of pain relief and can also protect the joints from further damage or overuse. Actimove Arthritis Gloves are a great option because they are specially designed for Arthritis pain and they are meant to be as discrete as possible with a skin coloured design.

Forbes also named the Actimove thumb Stabiliser as one of the best choices for Arthritis gloves (2022). 

Can I wear a Support to bed to help with arthritis pain?

It depends on the pain intensity and the type of brace or support that is being used. Compression supports can help with relieving arthritis pain while in bed but should only really be used if the pain is severe and unbearable because it's better to have proper circulation while you sleep and to let the skin breathe.

Supports and braces that don't use compression, however, won't provide much pain relief and you are probably better off without the brace or support because when you are lying down; these types of supports won't be very effective for supporting the joint. 

Can topical solutions be used to treat arthritis pain?

Although specifically designed supports and braces are helpful in managing arthritis pain, for more severe arthritis pain you may benefit from using topical solutions.

They can be effective in temporarily dealing with any pain associated with arthritis but try to avoid wearing your support or brace as the pain relief products could damage the long-term effectiveness of the support. For more information on using topical solutions to help with your severe Arthritis pain, please see our buyers guide on How to manage Arthritis pain 

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