Physiotherapists survey on knee pain prevention results

Physiotherapists survey on knee pain prevention results

Survey characteristics

The survey was conducted during the Latvian Association of Physiotherapists' seminar "Interdisciplinary approach to evaluation and promotion of running", in which participated 291 respondents - physiotherapists working in Latvia, which is more than 11% of all practicing physiotherapists in the country.

Before the survey about the acuteness of the problem of knee pain in Latvia, creator and godfather of "PainFree Leggings" Mr. Raivis Ozolins told the story about: 

  • His personal experience with knee pain was the basis for a new solution.
  • The development process for the pain prevention solution "PainFree Leggings".
  • Knee osteoarthritis problems leggings can be used for
  • About the technological side of the solution.

 1. How important are healthy knees for the quality of a person’s life?

  • 0.5% - insignificant
  • 3.6% - important
  • 95.8% - integral


2. How easy it is to take care of knee pain on a daily basis?

  • 25.0% - easy
  • 33.9% - hard
  • 41.1% - complex


3. How quickly do your patients feel the therapeutic effect in cases of knee pain?

  • 33.2% - instantly
  • 37.3% - takes some time
  • 29.5% - after a longer period of time


4. How acute is the problem of knee pain within your patients?

  • 25.9% - irrelevant
  • 36.3% - distracting
  • 37.8% - emergency


5. Do you recommend preventive measures to patients?

  • 14.0% - rarely
  • 18.7% - sometimes
  • 67.4% - always


Survey results

They indicate that among patients of Latvian physiotherapists knee health condition:

  • plays a major role in ensuring the quality of life
  • the problem of knee pain is acute
  • takes a lot of time and resources to deal with it
  • for patients, maintaining the health of their knees is difficult and complex


The most common additional questions that physiotherapists wanted to find out were:

  • Research/Reviews/ Expert opinion
  • Product functionality
  • Materials / Quality
  • Price / Availability

Medical expert review of the product

Since PainFree Leggings is not a medical product, but a preventive solution aimed at helping osteoarthritis sufferers who experience knee pain, instead of research, it is intended to obtain the evaluations of experts in the field for the leggings we have developed. 

Below is Inara Logina's rating for "PainFree Leggings". The professor has tried this solution.

Prof. Dr. med. Inara Logina about PainFree Leggings

Prof. Dr. med. Inara Logina

  • Member of European Federation of IASP Chapters
  • Member of International Association for Study of Pain
  • An associated  professor of the Riga Stradini University Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimatology
  • Vice chairmen of Latvian Assiciation for Study of Pain
  • Neurologist and algoligist (pain specialist) at Pain department of Pauls Stradins Clinical university hospital

About PainFree Leggings

Joint diseases are a common pathology, the prevalence of which in the population increases with age. The WHO has reported that 9.6% of men and 18.0% of women have degenerative osteoarthritis ( The “Study of Habits Affecting the Health of the Latvian Population in 2020” conducted by the SPKC found that 30.3% of respondents showed joint pain during the last month.

The Osteoarthritis Care Guidelines emphasize the importance of a patient self-care strategy that encompasses many non-pharmacological prevention and treatment options. One of such additional method is thermotherapy - local cold in the acute period and warmth in the later stages and chronic stage.

Knee osteoarthritis is one of the most common localizations of degenerative changes. Providing constant warmth through techniques such as an external bandage, fixative, or other means and that does not interfere with movement activities is not an easy task on a daily basis and for a long time or permanently.

PainFree Leggings - tight-fitting leggings with built-in heating material for the knee area, provides constant heat for this area. Leggings do not restrict movement, sitting, walking, squatting. Although the leggings are not intended for fixing the knee area, there is still a preventive effect.

Appropriate size of the leggings and proper care of the synthetic material are important for them to retain their function and effects for a long time.