23 Jul The Best Knee Brace for Large and Heavy People is SMALL not BIG!
itBandz started offering an Extra-Large size of itBandz knee braces this year because we received so many emails and Facebook messages asking us to please make a brace for people who were significantly or morbidly overweight. We learned a lot about the challenges this group has and are very excited to be able to help. Many people who experience knee pain reduce their activity and mobility as they try to limit or avoid the pain. This is a double-edged sword that can lead to increased weight gain and a more sedentary lifestyle. Every one-pound of excess weight applies four pounds of extra pressure on the knee joint.
In addition, overweight or obese people are much more likely to have osteoarthritis in their knees. This causes pain and stiffness in the knee joint as the cartilage wears down. When the cartilage wears down completely leaving the knees bone-on-bone, there is no longer anything to cushion and act as a shock absorber for the impact they take. According to the National Arthritis Foundation, 31% of adults who are obese have arthritis.
itBandz knee braces help stabilize and support the knee by providing focused support for the ligaments and tendons. The internal support piece acts as a secondary shock absorber to pick up where the cartilage has failed. This low profile knee brace gives you the support you need without the bulk, without rolling down your leg, and without getting hot and sweaty. Here is a customer who sent us an email to share her experience with wearing itBandz.
“I’m 66, over 300 lbs, 5’4″ and have fallen several times over the past ten years and injured my knees. The more pain, the fatter I get and the less I can move around.
I should have ordered two bands to begin with. I thought I only needed one, for the worst knee. But I’ve been so sedentary for many weeks, and the other knee did not appreciate the sudden return to regular walking! So it started going out. I was switching the band from right to left, back and forth every couple hours. I don’t know why nobody suggested this product to me a long time ago. Instead I was told to get compression sleeves that would “hold the knee together” – but even the biggest size would not stay up. As soon as I pulled it on, it started rolling itself down my leg.
But now I feel like I can hope, move around so easily and have started walking on the treadmill (very slowly for now). Thank you for the great product. I’m so grateful! Love you all.” Marina P.
What are you waiting for? We offer a 10% discount and free shipping when you order two or more itBandz knee braces. Turn in your big, bulky, uncomfortable brace and order itBandz today!