Articular cartilage covers the ends of bones inside a joint. Chondromalacia is most common in the knee and involves the softening and breakdown of this cartilage.
When the ends of two bones in a joint rub together, it causes inflammation and pain. This is often caused due to thigh muscle imbalances and patella tracking abnormalities.
Aggravated discomfort arises from prolonged sitting, jumping, squatting and climbing/ descending stairs.
Stability of the knee cap is essential for a more pain-free lifestyle. Allow us to fit you with a brace that best stabilizes the patella for everyday use.
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The GenuPoint Knee Strap is an anatomically contoured brace designed to stabilize and guide the patellar tendon during loading, providing relief from the effects of Osgood Schlatters and Chondromalacia.
The brace's knitted fabric with pressure points targets the area around the patellar tendon, providing relief and enhancing the perception of stimuli in the surrounding area. The brace is adjustable to individual needs using the VELCRO® Brand Fastening System, and its soft, breathable materials ensure high wearing comfort and maximum freedom of movement.
The GenuPoint Knee Strap is designed to relieve the excess strain on the patellar tendon below the kneecap, helping to ease pain in the front of the knee and counteracting the noticeable effects of restricted mobility. The narrow, anatomically contoured brace is hardly visible under clothing and features a special functional element with four gel-like pressure points that provide a soothing massage effect during movement. Each pressure point has nubs that enhance the knee's joint function through several effects, including faster muscle activation.
The GenuPoint Knee Strap is suitable for individuals with tendinitis of the patellar ligament (jumper's knee, patellar tip syndrome), chondropathy of the patella, anterior knee pain, and other related conditions. Its reversible buckles on both sides make it easy to put on without slipping, while its soft knitted fabric ensures a secure fit and maximum freedom of movement.
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Four ligaments and the patella tendon support the patella (knee). A stretch or tear in the tendon is termed a “strain,” whereas a stretch or tear in one of the four ligaments is termed a “sprain”.
Following a variety of knee surgeries, a post-operational brace may be recommended to promote proper recovery by reducing or immobilizing the patella’s (knee) range of motion.
Dislocation refers to a condition in which the patella (kneecap) is completely displaced from its normal alignment. Majority of patella dislocations occur towards the lateral (outside) side of the knee.
A condition that produces abnormal stresses on the under-surface of the kneecap (patella) due to tracking abnormalities. Pain may vary from mild to severe discomfort.
The meniscus is a piece of cartilage that provides cushion between the femur (thighbone) and tibia (shinbone). A meniscus injury may include symptoms of pain, swelling and stiffness, and difficulty bending/ straightening the patella (knee).
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis in the knee and involves bone-on-bone rubbing of the femur (thighbone) and tibia (shinbone).
The medial collateral ligament (MCL) and lateral collateral ligament (LCL) are located on the medial (inner) and lateral (outer) side of the knee. The attach to the distal (bottom) end of the femur (thighbone) and proximal (top) end of the tibia (shinbone) to play an important role in joint strength and stability. A torn MCL/LCL may include symptoms of pain, swelling and stiffness, tenderness along the inside/outside of the knee and instability.
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) attach at the distal (bottom) end of the femur (thighbone) and proximal (top) end of the tibia (shinbone). The ACL/PCL play an important role in stabilizing the patella (knee).
Synovial fluid lubricates the knee to reduce friction and help the leg swing smoothly. A buildup of fluid may result in a fluid-filled cyst originating on the popliteal bursa (back of the knee). Some individuals may experience no pain, while others may notice swelling and inability to fully flex the knee.
Inflammation below the knee at the point where the tendon from the kneecap (patella) attaches to the shinbone (tibia).
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