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NYC Physical Therapist Megan Barclay recommends Wellgate®

Q: I exercise regularly, but lately I’ve noticed some mild discomfort in my knees and ankles. Should I give up on my fitness routine?

A: Ladies, please don’t give up a fitness program. Many women may just need a little support while working out. So I tell my patients to try a knee or ankle support. I trust Wellgate for Women braces and supports. They make a variety of supports made to fit and flatter a woman’s body.


Q: My job requires me to type on the computer all day long and lately I’ve experienced discomfort and numbness in my wrists. What should I do?

A: You may be experiencing early symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Many of my female patients have found relief with Wellgate wrist supports. Light weight, breathable, and comfortable for all day use, Wellgate wrist supports help relieve wrist pain from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, sprains and strains, or injury. These wrist supports are designed specifically for a woman’s bone structure. If your symptoms don’t go away, see your doctor.


Q: I am overweight, but every time I start an exercise program, I seem to get injured. How do I minimize my risk of injury so I can keep my fitness routine going?

A: Overweight women are more susceptible to injury, given the additional stress on knees and ankles: for every extra 10 pounds a woman carries on her frame, the force on the knees increases 30 to 60 pounds per step. So wearing a support can really help you stay moving. However, one size does not fit all. For plus-sized women, I recommend Wellgate Ultralite Knee Support in a Queen size. This support, made for plus-sized women, provides comfortable support that is light enough to wear under your clothes. Be sure to consult with your physician before starting any exercise program.
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