Knee support

I have arthritis in both knee's I'm on the waiting list for right knee replacement but the list is very long. I am in a great deal of pain so thinking about purchasing a knee support has anyone ever used one of these are they any good


  • Naomi33
    Naomi33 Moderator Posts: 253

    Hello @sarniewhite80 and welcome to the online community.

    I have used various knee/elbow supports in the past but found good old fashioned tuba grip was better for me🤷‍♂️

    Hope this helps keep posting I am sure others with reply to you soon.

    The following link maybe of help to.....

    Best wishes @Naomi33

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  • Thanks Noami33,

    I do try to walk a little trouble is I have bone on bone now so my right knee gives way I will try tubagrip

  • Naomi33
    Naomi33 Moderator Posts: 253

    Well hope it works for you 👍

    I have bone on bone elbows which I had never heard of before my latest x rays 🤦‍♂️ but glad not my knees to be honest as walking is more important to me even very slowly🤞

    Bye for now..

    Take care @Naomi33

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  • jonr
    jonr Member Posts: 398

    Hello @sarniewhite80 - knee supports basically fall into 3 categories. There's the plain, elasticated ones, ones with a cut-out for the knee and velcro straps which are more rigid and finally the rigid sort which are designed to take the weight off the joint altogether, basically what people wear when they're recovering from a break or have suffered a major injury. My advice is to pop down to an independent pharmacy as they usually stock a bigger range than the usual high street chemists and have a consultation room so you can try a few on for fit and comfort. I've used them in the past to good effect, particularly when exercising or during a flare-up, the compression is also soothing.

  • Thank you so much for your message I will definitely that a try

  • NicolaAB
    NicolaAB Member Posts: 6

    Boots sell a selection of knee supports, based on strength of support and measurement of the knee. Someone recommended asking independent chemists for their knee supports. Not much help but I got an excellent one from the local pharmacist in France, he took all the measurements and fitted it.
    Boots ones are about £10 so worth a try.