This is the list of braces for osteoarthritis I recommend. To decide whether you should use a brace or not please sign up for my free 3 day course as not everyone with OA should use one.
The Sacro Hip Stabilizer comes in 3 different sizes. It has a great design which is fully adjustable. This means it will fit even if your hip is swollen one day and not the next. Made for a breathable material it washes well and lasts for ages.
Thermoskin Open Knee Wrap Stabilizer comes in lots of sizes so you will be able to find one that fits you. Make sure you order the right size- they give sizing instructions. The design is great as it is fully adjustable allowing you to fit this properly around your knee so you can get just the right tightness- even if your knee is swollen one day and not the next. It has an open patella which is what you want for OA plus an open back which allows you to bend your knee properly. It fits both the left and right knee, is made of breathable material which washes well and lasts for ages.
Yasco Breathable Neoprene Ankle Support is well designed with fully adjustable Velcro straps, allowing you to fit this properly around your ankle. You can get just the right tightness- even if your ankle is swollen one day and not the next. Also it has a cut out on the heel which allows you to bend your ankle properly. It fits both the left and right ankle, is made of neoprene, which is breathable and comfortable, it washes well and lasts for ages.
Powerstep Full Length Orthotic comes in lots of different sizes, based on your shoe size. It cradles your heel and supports your foot all the way through the arch.
Yasco Bunion Toe Straightener is designed for bunions but because it is so light weight it doesn’t pull the toe out much. That makes it perfect for OA, giving support without being too bulky.
SmartToes Toe Stretcher & Straightener are great for stretching and relaxing the toes. They are especially good if your toes are misshaped.
LP Shoulder Support has adjustable hook & loop closure for a proper fit. You can get just the right tightness even if your shoulder is swollen one day and not the next. There are different sizes so you should find one to fit you. It is made of neoprene which is breathable and comfortable which washes well and lasts for ages.
Yasco Breathable Neoprene Elbow Support has a great design with Velco fittings making it fully adjustable so you can get just the right tightness- even if your elbow is swollen one day and not the next. It fits both the left and right side, is made of neoprene which is breathable and comfortable plus it washes well and will last for ages.
Thermoskin Carpal Tunnel Brace has a splint that holds the wrist in optimal position helping with circulation. It has Velcro straps so it is fully adjustable allowing you to get just the right tightness- even if your wrist is swollen one day and not the next. It is made of Thermoskin which is breathable and comfortable plus it washes well and last for ages.
Make sure you measure your wrist according to the instructions as they come in different sizes. Also make sure you order a left or right wrist!
Therapeutic Hand Aid Finger Arthritis Brace Glove come in two different sizes. These are made of breathable material so are comfortable. They are very adjustable so will fit on days that your hand is swollen. They wash well and will last for ages.
Make sure you order the left or right one!
Mueller Sports Medicine Reversible Thumb Stabilizer has Velco around the wrist and the thumb making it very adjustable even if your thumb is swollen one day and not the next. Made of breathable material, it washes well and lasts for ages.
SAM Medical Products Finger Splints are easy to use splints. You simply shape them and tape them in place. They are light weight so comfortable to wear for long periods. They support without stopping you use your fingers.
Caldera Releaf Neck Rest is contoured so will fit you properly -a standard neck splint is as not contoured so this will be more comfortable.
It is not washable so it might be a good idea to make some sort of cover for it.
Yasco Advanced Adjustable Back Brace comes in 2 sizes but it has an expandable should you need a little extra length. . It is adjustable in the front and you can alter the amount of compression and get the tightness you like. It is made of breathable light weight fabric making it comfortable to wear and is washable and lasts for ages.
Upper Back or Whole Spine
ITA-MED TLSO (Thoracic Lumbo Sacral Orthosis) – Posture Corrector comes in different sizes and men’s and women’s so I am sure you will find one to fit you. It provides medium support so still allows you to move OK. Some find it a bit bulky so you may need loose fitting clothes.