I've been dealing with knee pain for almost 20 years, which I attribute to typical wear and tear. My job required me to be on my feet for most of the day, so by the time I arrived home my knees would be throbbing in pain. Due to this, my activity level outside of work remained extremely low. Initially, my course of treatment was various over-the-counter wraps and eventually I began receiving injections, both of which provided minimal relief. I learned about BioniCare from an educational luncheon at my work. It was there that I was informed that I'd be a good candidate for the BioniCare System and unloading knee brace. It was fitted and i could immediately sense the difference in the stability of my knee. The night-wrap also provided relief, as I couldn't remember the last time I had woken up without my knee aching in pain. My activity has increased since I started using BioniCare, I now go to the gym, take regular walks, and I'm easily able to play with my grandkids. BioniCare is truly remarkable and has helped the condition of my knee tremendously.
I underwent my first knee surgery at the age of 14. After, it was never a requirement to rehab my knee, which led to a handful of knee-related ailments. In particular, there was overcompensation of my good knee to make up for the inability for my right knee to work properly. Over time, between the surgery and subsequent overcompensation, I developed chronic pain in my good knee and osteoarthritis in both knees. As a physical therapist with more than 35 years of experience, I had a lot of knowledge regarding injuries and recovery treatments. Despite my background and putting strengthening measures into practice, my knee continued to deteriorate. I went from being very active in long distance cycling, golfing, skiing, and backpacking to giving these activities up due to the excruciating pain. Knowing that I needed to do something, I visited my physician to learn more about my treatment options. It came down to two options: Cortisone injections or total knee replacement surgery. I was puzzled at the limited offerings and continued to explore non-invasive treatments. I learned about BioniCare from a sales representative and was later subscribed and fitted with the unloading knee brace and BioniCare system. I wore the unloading brace and BioniCare system everyday for six months and saw my pain decrease by 80 or 90 percent. Though BioniCare was successful in decreasing pain, I chose to pair it with proper physical therapy, stretching, and diet for the overall improvement of the condition of my knee. The combination of these elements has given me my mobility back. For those looking to avoid total knee replacement surgery or other invasive options, this is an amazing alternative.