- Relief from knee pain, swelling and stiffness
- Speed recovery from injury
- Acticel™ has you covered - Exceptional support and comfort at any level of activity. Wear as long as you want, without overheating and without perspiration build-up
- Easy slip-on design
Recommended for knee strains and pain and swelling due to injuries, the Balance Magnetic Knee Sleeve provides safe, effective relief for knee pain and swelling. This helps speed healing, restore flexibility, and reduce recovery time from knee injuries. Ten large ceramic 4,300 gauss magnets create powerful magnetic fields that surround and penetrate through the entire knee, quickly helping to reduce pain and swelling.
I received the knee brace today; it fits just right and feels great. Purchasing from Therion was a pleasant and satisfying experience. I will certainly recommend your products to friends and family.
Jeff – Kansas City, KS
The Balance magnetic knee brace is made with patented Acticel™ high-performance fabric. Acticel™ provides superior compressive support, and offers significant advantages over other neoprene and elastic support materials.
Acticel™ technology maintains an ideal comfort zone between your skin and the support at any level of physical activity, allowing magnetic knee brace to be worn for long periods of time without overheating and without perspiration build-up.
While the Balance magnetic knee sleeve provides excellent compressive support, it will not restrict movement. A popliteal cutout behind the knee prevents pinching. An open cutout in front helps center the kneecap.
Patients with mild to moderate knee osteoarthritis participated in a 12-week study at a Taiwan hospital. When tested after 12 weeks, the patients wearing magnetic knee wraps had significant increases in their quadriceps (thigh) strength, and better pain relief compared to the control group without magnets.
– Chen CY, Chen CL, Hsu SC, Chou SW, Wang KC (Dec 2008). Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Keelung, Taiwan. "Effect of magnetic knee wrap on quadriceps strength in patients with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis." Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 89(12):2258-64. PMID: 18976982
Please note: Not everyone can use magnets. There are a few restrictions.
|Name||Balance Magnetic Knee Brace|
|Magnet Size||3/4" diameter x 1/4" thick|
|Polarity||Bio-North (Negative) facing the body|
|Type of Magnet(s)||Anisotropic Ceramic|
|Manufacturer Gauss Rating||4,300 G|
|Surface Gauss||1,200 G|
|Effective Penetration||5¼" (13 cm)|
|Material||Acticel™ patented high performance orthopedic material|
|Country of Manufacture||United States|
What is Acticel?
Acticel™ is a high-performance orthopedic material that provides superior compressive support, and offers significant advantages over other neoprene and elastic support materials.
The comfort problem with orthopedic supports
Traditional Neoprene supports provide excellent compression, but are non-breathable so they prevent heat and sweat from escaping. This causes over-heating and excessive sweat build-up, making them very uncomfortable to wear for more then a short period of time.
While having advantages over traditional non-breathable Neoprene in certain circumstances, “Breathable” supports provide minimal therapeutic heat benefit because of their uncontolled heat loss. This causes condensation of sweat, which cools the skin. At higher levels of activity, the support will eventually become soaking wet and very uncomfortable. There is also a significant reduction in the compressive and elastic qualities of the material.
What are the benefits of Acticel™?
Acticel™ creates a perfect therapeutic microclimate between your skin and the support by maintaining optimum therapeutic temperature and low moisture (sweat) at any level of physical activity.
This patented technology is why Therion orthopedic supports can be worn for long periods of time without overheating and without sweat build-up.
How does Acticel™ work?
Acticel™ uses a pattern of dome-shaped vapor chambers, each with a tiny hole at the top to replicate the way the leaves of a plant transpire (lose water vapor).
While resting, excess body heat and perspiration rise into the dome-shaped chambers and exit through the tiny holes at a controlled rate. The chambers flex and stretch with each movement of the body, causing excess heat and perspiration to be pumped out of the small holes. This also allows cooler, drier air to enter from the outside.
The unique pumping action of the vapor chambers increases and decreases with the user's level of physical activity. This ensures that body heat, blood flow and compression remain consistent during a wide range of activities.
What is the science behind Acticel™?
Acticel™ technology is based on the laws of thermodynamics and diffusion where heat will always move from an area of high temperature to an area of low temperature; and water vapor will tend to move from an area of higher density to an area of lower density in order to regain equilibrium.
The unique design of the Acticel™ vapor chamber provides the required air space for excess perspiration to evaporate and collect as vapor. This creates the necessary conditions to establish a steep diffusion gradient at the tiny hole on top of the chamber, allowing maximum removal of vapor, while minimizing therapeutic heat loss.
|Size||Knee Measurement*||Item No.|
|Small||12½" – 13½"||OS406|
|Medium||13¾" – 15"||OS407|
|Large||15¼" – 17"||OS408|
|X-Large||17¼" – 19"||OS409|
|XX-Large||19¼" – 21"||OS410|
|* Measure the circumferance of your leg at the kneecap. Use this measurement to select the proper size from the chart. If it is between two sizes, we recommend you order the smaller size.|