Joint Pain and Osteoarthritis

Many people tend to experience joint pain at some point in life. Severe pain and inflammation from excessive use of the joint may be a result of strenuous activities such as playing sport.

While serious injuries are somewhat unusual, chronic joint pain may degenerate into a more severe impediment over time.

Wear and tear of the joints account for a lot of the damage, especially in older people who are prone to suffering from osteoarthritis. Several degenerative changes may take place simultaneously, with a single change causing additional damage in a domino effect.

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What is Osteoarthritis (OA)?

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What causes osteoarthritis?

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What symptoms are associated with osteoarthritis?

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How are stages of OA classified?

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How is OA diagnosed?

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How is OA treated?

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Suitable footwear for helping OA

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Non-invasive OA Pain Relief

Address knee pain at the source for relief without the use of medication or surgery.

Unloader One X improves mobility by providing pain relief, offering the knee support for osteoarthritis and degenerative meniscal tears.

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative knee condition affecting the cartilage within the joint (the connective tissue connecting the bones). Due to any number of reasons (previous injuries, age etc) this cartilage can begin to wear away leading to bone on bone contact which prevents the bones in the joint moving seamlessly. This added friction in the joint can be painful, affect movement and lead to reduced mobility of the sufferer.

The Unloader One X features the unique, patented and clinically proven 3-Point Leverage System which generates unicompartmental unloading of the knee joint. In other words the brace works by offloading the pressure from the affected side of the knee to the least affected side (as osteoarthritis will target the entirety of the knee joint). It is this action which reduces bone on bone contact and with it reduces pain levels leading to improved mobility and why it remains the most clinically studied arthritic knee support on the market.

It’s important to note that the Unloader One X should be used as part of your overall treatment pathway including exercise, physiotherapy and lifestyle changes to gain the best possible outcome and delay or even prevent the need for knee surgery.

Unload Your Knee Pain

Clinically proven to reduce the pain associated with unicompartmental osteoarthritis of the knee, the Unloader One X knee brace is your companion for everyday activities and adventures.

Knee OA Without Brace

Bone-on-bone contact

3-Point Leverage System

Unloads the pressure from your affected knee compartment

Knee OA With Unloader Brace

Unloaded knee compartment with an Unloader brace

Comfortable and Lightweight

Lightweight and breathable soft-edge shells conform to your unique leg anatomy.


Alignment guide, color-coded touchpoints. Machine washable for easy care and maintenance.


Slender frame with soft edges easily contours to individual anatomies

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Recommended Next Steps

1. Visit your doctor to get a prescription

First, you will need to visit your doctor for a confirmed diagnosis of osteoarthritis (OA). Consider printing or emailing a copy of our Useful information guideline when preparing for your doctor’s appointment.  This will assist you to document the history of your ailments and the types of symptoms you experience before you meet your doctor.  If you are diagnosed with OA, the doctor will refer you to an Orthotist.

2. Find an OA Expertise Centre orthotist in your area

It is always advisable to use a qualified practitioner for initial fittings. 

Once you have a prescription for an Unloader One X brace, you need to contact an orthotist in your area who can fit you. Your doctor may have a recommendation or referral.

Alternatively, please contact us by completing the form below for a referral to an OA Expertise Centre near you.

3. Check costs prior to making a commitment

Once you have located a suitable orthotist, consult him/her in terms of total cost, which will include the actual brace and professional fitting fee.

4. Get fitted by an certified orthotist

A good fit is essential for comfort and effective OA pain relief; thus, an Unloader-Brace-Test will be performed. The orthotist will ensure that a) the brace is fitted correctly, and b) you know how to use it to best effect before you leave. It is advisable to bring a pair of shorts to the fitting so that the orthotist can fit the brace correctly.

Find an OA Expertise Centre

Please contact us if you have any questions if you would like us to refer you to an OA Expertise Center in your area. We will respond to you as soon as possible.

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