If you have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis, otherwise known as degenerative joint disease, it’s possible that this brace is on the list of braces that your doctor has recommended. The “Everyday” DonJoy OA Knee Brace Review is rated Level IV, which provides the “HIGHEST” protection and support features.
Osteoarthritis is the inflammation of the joint and it usually happens when cartilage (the elastic material that covers the end of the bones) starts to break down. If it wears down enough, then you end up with bone-on-bone movement which results in pain, stiffness, and swelling.
Right now, there is no cure for osteoarthritis. However, many people living with OA continue to live regular lives, which includes physical activities and sports. How can they do that? The first thing is to get it diagnosed as soon as possible. If you are experiencing some of the symptoms I mentioned above, go see your doctor right away. With the right medication and proper joint protection, you should be able to delay and even avoid major pain in the future.
I’m not going to get into medication at this time, however I did want to talk about knee joint protection and this is where the Everday Donjoy OA knee brace comes in.
Donjoy OA Everyday Features
Before we get into our review, I wanted to showcase some of the features, Here are some of the features taken from the manufacturer’s site:
- It comes with a condyle pad which let’s you control the percentage of “unloading” depending on your pain level or activity you are doing.
- Extremely lightweight. Weighs in at approx 19 ounces.
- Comes with quick release buckles, which makes it easier to fit your brace to your leg.
- Low profile design (i.e.: shorter than other OA braces) – measure 12.5 inches in length.
- The swiveling straps, as well as the “Sili-grip” padding make slippage non-existent.
“Everyday” DonJoy OA Knee Brace Review
This brace is an excellent choice for people suffering mild to moderate OA as well as ligament instabilities. I’ll start by covering the pros about this brace, then the cons, which aren’t many.
Aside from the features we mentioned above, it is extremely easy to set up and take off and provides great protection for those who just need it for day-to-day activities and low impact physical activities. One of the best features is the ability to control how much support you need based on the activity you are doing. Another great feature is the material used for the pads. They are hypoallergenic “Sili-Grip” pads which provide even more comfort, which allows you to wear the brace for longer periods of time without feeling uncomfortable.
What are the downsides to this brace? There aren’t that many. The main thing that I would like to mention is that I would not recommend it for contact sports. There are better choices if that’s what you are looking for. Just keep on eye on my reviews to find out which one. Also, the warranty is pretty standard. You get 1 year on the hinges and frame portion of the brace and six months for any of the software pieces of the brace.
Everyday DonJoy OA Knee Brace Product Demonstration
Here is a great video that explains what osteoarthritis is and some of the knee braces that Donjoy provides:
Before you go, please check out our SHOP page for a list of available knee braces and other products. While you are at it, we highly recommend that you check out our other knee brace reviews.
Disclaimer – I am not a doctor and I am not qualified to provide medical advice. This review was posted for informational purposes only and should not be interpreted as medical advice. Read full disclaimer.