After 2 meniscus ortho’s , 20,000+ steps per day for the last 23 years and cortisone shots needed every 4 months I was assuming it was time for a knee. At 45 years old I thought it seemed a bit early but my xrays revealed bone on bone and some osteoarthritis on the inside of my left knee. Very painful and slowing me down way too much, as I was gaining weight and my ambition and normal high energy lifestyle was slipping away. My Doc recommended me consulting with Steve Smith from Select Orthopedics in Seattle. He travels up to northern Puget Sound a few times a month and during one of my now routine cortisone shots, Steve was in my Doc’s office and saw me on the fly. Long story short, my knee pain is gone! 100% gone and my right hip that had arthritis developing from it compensating for my right knee is almost pain free as well. My walking is smoother and posture is improved dramatically. Amazingly, I can’t remember the last time I took ibuprofen! I am and always have been a predictably cautious person and one whom usually does a great deal of research before trying anything. And I don’t think I have ever done an online testimonial, so clearly this brace has been a game changer for me. The brace is very comfortable and I really don’t feel like I’m wearing it. If you have similar symptoms, I couldn’t recommend this more.