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April 2013 / Bio Skin Blog

Monthly Archives: April 2013

  • Tennis Pro Mike Tammen – Portland, OR

    In the summer of 2012 Mike was introduced to the Ten-7. “The first time I put on the Ten-7 I thought there’s no way this is gonna make my knee feel better. And after I put the Ten-7 on and walked around my pain level went from about an 8 to a 3 … I felt unbelievable, it was a huge relief to be able to walk around without any extreme amount of pain. Within 5 weeks the pain level was for the most part gone.”

    View Mike's Ten-7 story here:

  • Medical Study: Knee Brace Provides Pain Reduction for Osteoarthritis

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    Osteoarthritis in the patellofemoral joint is the most common type of knee arthritis causing millions of people pain, stiffness and lack of mobility.

    A recent study presented at the April 2013 Osteoarthritis Research Society International (ORSI) meeting in Philadelphia shows results that patients can significantly benefit from simply wearing a lightweight patellofemoral knee brace.

    In the study, 126 patients with patellofemoral joint osteoarthritis were fitted with a Bio Skin Q Brace™ patellofemeral knee brace. After 12 weeks of use, there was significant improvement in VAS pain scores while walking downhill, using stairs, kneeling and squatting. Patients also reported that their knees felt supported and more stable. This improvement in stability gave them the confidence to move the knee in a more normal manner, while improving muscle strength and knee function.

    In the Science Daily article, Dr. Michael Callaghan of the University of Manchester England is quoted saying, “We've shown that something as simple as a lightweight knee brace can dramatically improve the symptoms and function for people with this particular type of knee osteoarthritis."

    Sources:
    www.healio.com
    www.sciencedaily.com
    www.manchester.ac.uk
    OARSI 2013 – Presentation Info

  • R.I.C.E. Why is the "C" Important?


    Every single day, nearly 25,000 people sprain their ankle—Ouch!

    The article “How to Care for a Sprained Ankle” written for American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society describes how to cope with foot and ankle injuries. One of the most widely recognized treatments is R.I.C.E. (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation).

    And which step in R.I.C.E. is arguably the most important? You guessed it … Compression.

    If you want a quicker recovery it is important to reduce swelling using compression. While swelling can occur quite rapidly, getting rid of it can take some time as it’s removed through the lymph system. Providing adequate compression to the injured ankle allows for better circulation helping avoid extra fluid build-up and tissue damage. To best recover choose an ankle brace that provides adequate compression, stabilization and comfort.

    Using Bio Skin’s AFTR with Gel will help you to stay active as you rehabilitate your ankle. Not only can this brace easily be worn with a shoe, but it is extremely comfortable thanks to Bio Skin’s breathable and thin material.

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