Success stories

In need of some inspiration? These stories are from people like you; people who are determined not to let the pain of knee osteoarthritis hold them back. Take control and get set for the adventure ahead.

"I wear the Unloader One whenever my knee bothers me during practice or competition. It’s especially helpful when walking on courses that are hilly and/or wet and spongy." McGirt has been wearing an Unloader One knee brace since 2013 and is currently ranked 44th on the Official World Golf Ranking and finished in the Top 10 in a total of seven PGA tournaments last year.

William McGirt

Professional Golfer

Staying active is a huge priority in my life, and I am able to do so much more by wearing this brace. When I had my microfracture surgery almost 2 years ago, my orthopedic surgeon told me that my running days were over. When I wear this brace, I am able to get on the treadmill and run for 6 miles.

Jeffrey W.


Here I am on a 240-mile hike on the John Muir Trail. I carried up to 59 pounds, crossing 10 passes over 11,000 feet, including Mt. Whitney at 14,494 feet.

Don G


If I’m going to be on my feet all day, I make sure I wear the Unloader One so my knee won’t bother me. Since the Unloader One is working for me, surgery on my left knee could be delayed forever.

Lawrence F.


I want to tell you how grateful I am for this Unloader One brace. My knee had become so painful, I feared I was facing a knee replacement. With this brace, I am PAIN FREE. I do everything with it, including walking, biking, and Pilates!

Joan W.

Pilates and Hiking

The Unloader FIT, and the Unloader One enable me to do all the things I love to do. Skiing, wake surfing, wakeboarding, biking, golfing, and hiking in the Rocky Mountains are all possible with the use of the braces. They allow me to live my life without limitations!

Ken R.

Cycling, Wakeboarding, Running

Find a practitioner

Talk to your doctor about getting an Össur Unloader brace for your knee osteoarthritis. Once prescribed, visit an orthotist or use our search tool to find a practitioner near you who can get you fit with the right brace.