Knee Therapy Kits

Knee Therapy Kits

Knee Osteoarthritis Care Kit

Care Kit Includes

Freeze Sleeve / Reaction Knee Brace / Strength & Stretch Plan / Resistance Exercise Bands / Stretch Strap / Fast Freeze

Do you have a stiff knee that takes a while to loosen up or the feeling of warmth in the joints? You might have Osteoarthritis of the knee. Reduce your pain and speed your recovery with this complete physician created care kit.

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Knee Osteoarthritis Care Kit Combines the Four Fundamentals of Healing.

Freeze Sleeve: Cold and compression two to three times a day is a proven therapy for Osteoarthritis of the knee. The Freeze Sleeve combines cold compression with a highly flexible Hydro-Gel that contours to you for comfort and movement ensuring you are not stuck on the couch.

Reaction Knee Brace: It is important to allow the injury to rest by supporting your proper alignment during activity. We have chosen the Reaction Brace by Don Joy that is considered one of the best knee braces for OA pain. Designed by a physician, the unique webbing and light stays (hinges) work to give you the perfect combination of support and wearability.

Strength and Stretch Plan: Regaining strength and full range of natural motion will help you heal and can aid in prevention. This care kit includes a complete Strength and Stretch plan created by Mike Verplancke, DPT and will provide you with a widely accepted exercise program through booklet and video. To assist you with the exercises the kit also includes a Therapist Choice stretch strap and a five pack of resistance bands with increasing levels of resistance. The plan and tools replicates the activity Mike would recommend if you went to see him.

Fast Freeze: Your injury hurts and as you get back to activity your muscles will be sore. To provide you immediate relief the Care Kit contains Fast Freeze, a powerful fast working topical analgesic that can give you relief with a simple spray.

About Knee OA

Learn About Our Knee Osteoarthritis Care Kit

Arthritis is inflammation of one or more of your joints. For most people, pain, swelling, and stiffness are the common symptoms. Arthritis can be found in any joint, but is most common in knees. Knee arthritis affects thirty million people in the US alone, making it hard to do many everyday activities, such as walking or climbing stairs, limiting work and play for millions.

Anatomy

The knee is one of the strongest joints in your body. It is made up of three main parts; the femur, the tibia, and the patella. Each of the ends where they touch are covered with articular cartilage- a smooth, slippery substance that protects and cushions the knee. The articular cartilage is a tough and rubbery substance in the shape of two wedges called meniscus and act as shock absorbers for your knees. Additionally, your knee has a thin lining of synovial membrane which releases a fluid that lubricates the cartilage to reduce the friction.

Description

The three major types of arthritis that affect the knee are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and post-traumatic arthritis.

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is most commonly found in the knee and is caused by degeneration resulting from years of wear and tear, which is why it is more common in people over 50. In Osteoarthritis, the cartilage that acts as your shock absorbers wears away. As it wears away the cartilage gets frayed, becomes rough and the protection and space between the bone decreases. This can result in bone on bone rubbing and can produce painful bone spurs.

Osteoarthritis develops slowly and the pain it causes worsens over time.

Symptoms

Generally, the pain develops gradually over time, although sudden onset is also possible. Other symptoms include:

  • The joint may become stiff and swollen, making it difficult to bend and straighten the knee.
  • Pain and swelling may be worse in the morning, or after sitting or resting.
  • Vigorous activity may cause pain to flare up.
  • Loose fragments of cartilage and other tissue can interfere with the smooth motion of joints. The knee may "lock" or "stick" during movement. It may creak, click, snap or make a grinding noise (crepitus).
  • Pain may cause a feeling of weakness or buckling in the knee.
  • Many people with arthritis note increased joint pain with rainy weather.
Videos

Strap Stretch for Quadriceps

Strap Stretch for Hamstrings


Four way straight leg raise

Resistance Band Clam Exercise

Monster Walks with Resistance Band


Introduction to Pains and Strains


FAQ's
    1. How are these products any better than what I can by at my local pharmacy?
      We curated only medical grade products found in clinics and loved by people like you. The true power of the kit is the combination of these products, tools, and instruction that will allow you to get back to what you love.

    2. How often should I wear my brace?
      Wear during all activities initially and then during rigorous activity overtime.

    3. I thought there’s no way to “heal” arthritis. How will this care kit help me?
      Osteoarthritis is degenerative, meaning it will only get worse over time. However, the combination of the treatments in this kit can reduce the pain from the symptoms. Additionally, the brace and exercises are designed to assist you with better alignment of the knee joint. A properly aligned joint will result less bone on bone contact, which has been shown to slow the progress of OA.

    4. I think I have arthritis, but I’m not sure. Can I do any damage to my knee by trying this kit?
      It is important to always consult a physician for any medical advice and diagnosis. However, most knee injuries will benefit from the therapies in this kit, and if used appropriately, risk of additional injury is limited.

Sizing

Measure 6 inches above Kneecap

Knee OA Kit Sizing Chart

Size

Size in Inches

Size in Centimeters

XS/SM

13-16

33-41

MD/LG

16-20

41-51

XL/XL

20-24

51-61

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Meniscus Care Kit

Care Kit Includes

Freeze Sleeve / Reaction Knee Brace / Strength & Stretch Plan / Resistance Exercise Bands / Stretch Strap / Fast Freeze

Do you have sharp pain in your knee when you bend or twist? If so, you might have injured your meniscus. Reduce your pain and speed your recovery with this complete physician created care kit.

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Meniscus Care Kit Combines the Four Fundamentals of Healing.

Freeze Sleeve: Cold and compression two to three times a day is a proven therapy for Meniscus Injury. Freeze Sleeve combines cold compression with a highly flexible Hydro- Gel that contours to you for comfort and movement so you are not stuck on the couch.

Reaction Knee Brace: It is important to allow the injury to rest by supporting your proper alignment during activity. We have chosen the Reaction Brace by Don Joy which is considered one of the best knee braces for Meniscus pain. Designed by a physician, the unique webbing and light stays (hinges) work to give you the perfect combination of support and wearability.

Strength and Stretch Plan: Regaining strength and full range of natural motion will help you heal and can aid in prevention. This care kit includes a complete Strength and Stretch plan created by Mike Verplancke, DPT. It provides you with a widely accepted exercise program through booklet and video. To assist you with the exercises, the kit also includes a Therapist Choice stretch strap and a five pack of resistance bands with increasing levels of resistance. The plan and tools replicate the activity Mike would recommend if you went to see him.

Fast Freeze: Your injury hurts and as you get back to activity your muscles will be sore. The Care Kit contains Fast Freeze, a powerful fast working topical analgesic that provides you immediate relief with a simple spray.

About Meniscus Injury

Meniscus tears are among the most common knee injuries. Anyone at any age can tear a meniscus, but is more common in athletics, especially for contact sports. When people talk about torn cartilage in the knee, they are usually referring to a torn meniscus.

Anatomy

The knee is one of the strongest joints in your body. It is made up of three main parts; the femur, the tibia, and the patella. Each of the ends where they touch are covered with a smooth, slippery substance that protects and cushions the knee called articular cartilage. The articular cartilage is a tough and rubbery substance in the shape of two wedges called meniscus and act as your knee’s shock absorbers.

Description

Menisci tear in different ways. They are designated by their look:

  • Bucket Handle
  • Flap
  • Radial

In sports, most tears occur with other injuries such and ACL or PCL tears.

Cause

Sudden meniscus tears often happen during sports. While at play, people tend to squat and then twist rapidly.

Degenerative meniscus tears are more likely to occur in older people. As the cartilage weakens over time, the aged tissue is more prone to tears. A small movement, like an awkward step, may be enough to cause a tear.

Symptoms

The most common explanation of meniscus tear is, “I heard a pop.” Most people can still walk on their injured knee and athletes can play the rest of the game. However, over the next 2 to 3 days, your knee will gradually become more stiff and swollen.

The most common symptoms of meniscus tear are:

  • Pain
  • Stiffness and swelling
  • Catching or locking of your knee
  • The sensation of your knee "giving way"
  • You are not able to move your knee through its full range of motion

A piece of meniscus may come loose and drift into the joint. This can cause your knee to slip, pop, or lock. If the tear is in the outer edge where there is increased blood flow you might not need surgery. If the symptoms described below don’t continue, conservative treatment might be all you need. The core to conservative treatment is based on RICE:

  • Rest. Take a break from the activity that caused the injury. Your doctor may recommend that you use crutches to avoid putting weight on your leg.
  • Ice. Use cold packs for 20 minutes at a time, several times a day. Do not apply ice directly to the skin.
  • Compression. To prevent additional swelling and blood loss, wear an elastic compression bandage.
  • Elevation. To reduce swelling, recline when you rest, and put your leg up higher than your heart.
Videos

Strap Stretch for Quadriceps

Strap Stretch for Hamstrings


Four way straight leg raise

Resistance Band Clam Exercise

Monster Walks with Resistance Band


Introduction to Pains and Strains


FAQs
      1. How are these products any better than what I can by at my local pharmacy? We curated only medical grade products found in clinics, but the true power is the combination of the products and full instructions that will allow you to get back to what you love.

      2. How often should I wear my brace?  Wear during all activities initially and then during rigorous activity over time.

      3. How long will the injury take to heal? It can take six to eight weeks, but depending on injury it might be longer and/or require surgery.

      4. Can all Meniscus Injuries be treated conservatively? No, your injury can vary by the size of the tear and the location of the tear which can significantly impact your ability to heal without the need of surgery.
      5. I think I have a meniscus tear, but I’m not sure. Can I do any damage to my knee by trying this kit?
        It is important to always consult a physician for any medical advice and a diagnosis. However, most knee injuries will benefit from the therapies in this kit and if used appropriately, by not pushing yourself to pain, the risk of additional injury is limited.
Sizing

Measure 6 inches above Kneecap

Meniscus Knee Kit Sizing Chart

Size

Size in Inches

Size in Centimeters

XS/SM

13-16

33-41

MD/LG

16-20

41-51

XL/XL

20-24

51-61

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Patella Tendon Care Kit

Care Kit Includes

Freeze Sleeve / Surround Patella Strap / Strength & Stretch Plan / Resistance Exercise Bands / Set of Resistance Bands / Fast Freeze

Do you have a pain below your knee cap that hurts when you walk up stairs? You might have Patella Tendonitis also called runner's knee. Reduce your pain and speed your recovery with this complete physician created care kit.

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Patella Tendon Care Kit Combines the Four Fundamentals of Healing.

Freeze Sleeve: A product to reduce swelling; combines cold compression with a highly flexible Hydro-Gel that contours to you for comfort and movement ensuring you are not stuck on the couch. Cold and compression two to three times a day is a proven therapy for Patella Tendoniitis so this care kit contains Freeze Sleeve.

Surround Patella Strap: To allow the inflamed area of the patella to rest you must force the engagement of the larger area of the patella tendon during activity. We have chosen Procare's Surround Patella Strap because it is comfortable to wear, and its unique focus tabs allows you to dial in the level of focused compression necessary to give you relief.

Strength and Stretch Plan: Regaining strength and full range of natural motion will help you heal and can aid in prevention. This care kit includes a complete Strength and Stretch plan created by Mike Verplancke, DPT and will provide you with a widely accepted exercise program through booklet and video. To assist you with the exercises the kit also includes a Therapist Choice stretch strap and a five pack of resistance bands with increasing levels of resistance. The plan and tools replicate the activity Mike would recommend if you went to see him.

Fast Freeze: Your injury hurts and as you get back to activity your muscles will be sore. The Care Kit contains a powerful fast working topical analgesic that can give you instant relief with a simple spray. 

About Patella Tendonitis

Learn About Patella Tendonitis and Our Care Kit

Runner’s Knee or Patellofemoral Pain is a broad term used to describe pain in the front of the knee and around the patella, or kneecap. It is sometimes called "runner's knee" or "jumper's knee" because it is common in people who are active in sports. However, patellofemoral pain syndrome can occur in non-athletes, as well. Runner’s knee may make it difficult to climb stairs, kneel down, and perform other everyday activities.

So what can cause Runner's Knee? Many things may contribute to the development of patellofemoral pain syndrome. Problems with alignment of the kneecap and overuse from athletics or training are often significant factors.

Normal knee anatomy

Your knee is a large complex joint in the body. It is made up of three parts the femur (thighbone), the upper end of the tibia (shinbone), and the patella (kneecap).

Ligaments and tendons connect the femur to the bones of the lower leg. There are four main ligaments that hold the knee together like ropes. Muscles are connected to the bones by tendons. Several structures in the knee make movement easier and smoother. One of those features is the groove that your patella rests called the trochlea. When you bend your patella tracks in this groove.

Additionally, you have a slippery substance that covers the trochlear groove, and the underside of the patella called articular cartilage. You also have synovium which is a thin line that covers the joint and can produce fluid that lubricates the joints. Finally, you have a fat pad under your patella that works like a shock absorber.

Description

Patellofemoral pain syndrome (Runner’s Knee) occurs when the soft tissue and bone of the knee cap sense pain. In some cases, this is caused by the by the breakdown of cartilage. Since cartilage does not have any nerves it cannot directly cause pain it can however lead to swelling of the synovium and pain in the bone itself.

Cause

Overuse

In many cases, patellofemoral pain syndrome is caused by vigorous physical activities that put repeated stress on the knee such as jogging, squatting, and climbing stairs. It can also be caused by a sudden change in physical activity. This change can be in the frequency of activity, such as increasing the number of days you exercise each week. It can also be in the duration or intensity of activity, such as running longer distances.

Other factors that may contribute to patellofemoral pain include:

  • Use of improper sports training techniques or equipment
  • Changes in footwear or playing surface

Symptoms

For “Runner's Knee,” pain is a dull, aching pain in the front of the knee. This pain, which usually begins gradually and is frequently activity-related may be present in one or both knees. Other common symptoms include:

  • Pain during exercise and activities that repeatedly bend the knee, like climbing stairs, running, jumping, or squatting.
  • Pain after sitting for a long period of time with your knees bent, such as one does in a movie theater or when riding on an airplane.
  • Pain related to a change in activity level or intensity, playing surface, or equipment.
  • Popping or crackling sounds in your knee when climbing stairs or when standing up after prolonged sitting.
Videos

Strap Stretch for Quadriceps

Strap Stretch for Hamstrings


Four way straight leg raise

Resistance Band Clam Exercise

Monster Walks with Resistance Band


Introduction to Pains and Strains


FAQs
      1. How are these products better than what I can by at my local pharmacy? We curated only medical grade products used in clinics and widely loved by people like you. The true power of the kit is the combination of the products and full instructions that will allow you to get back to what you love.
      2. How often should I wear my patella strap? Wear during all activities initially and then during rigorous activity as pain subsides.
      3. I think I have Patella Tendonitis, but I’m not sure. Can I do any damage to my knee by trying this kit? It is important to always consult a physician for any medical advice and diagnosis. However, most knee injuries will benefit from the therapies in this kit, and if used appropriately, the risk of additional injury is limited.
Sizing

Measure directly below Kneecap

Patella Tendon Kit Sizing Chart

Size

Size in Inches

Size in Centimeters

XS

<10

<25

SM

10.5-12.5

25-30

MD

12.5-15

30-38

LG

15-18

38-46

XL

>18

>46

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