What You Want to Know About Knee Brace

What is a knee brace?

A Knee brace, made from stretchy elasticated material like neoprene, plastic, or foam, is worn over the knee during exercise to stabilize and protect your knee after an injury to give the damaged ligaments an adequate recovery time. A knee brace can also be used to prevent injuries in close contact sports, such as football, basketball, and running. 

Various types of knee injuries you might sustain will determine the kind of knee stabilizer you need. Four crucial ligaments move your knee back and forth, which are prone to injury, as shown in the illustration below:

• Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)
• Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL)
• Medial collateral ligament (MCL)
• Lateral collateral ligament (LCL)

Detailed description diagram of the knee joint
Detailed description diagram of the knee joint

Ligament injuries and sprains, particularly the ACL , are the most common sports injuries. In addition, Meniscus injuries are also widespread among people who play sports. A meniscus tear occurs when the rubbery cartilage between the femur and tibia bones tears and is subjected to twisting or rotation. This causes pain, swelling, and stiffness. Knee braces are also commonly used for symptoms of jumper’s knee, such as inflammation (patellar tendonitis) and thickening (patellar tendonitis) of the patellar tendon and runner’s knee, a broad term for knee pain also known as parallelogram pain.

Regardless of what type of knee injury you have, a knee brace can limit your range of motion to give the knee joint time to heal and allow you to get up and move around more quickly.

What does a knee brace do?

A knee brace would have two primary functions – to provide support after a knee injury and to prevent further damage to the knee. It restricts the mobility of the knee joint to stabilize the leg and help the knee recover faster, which also reduces pain and swelling associated that are usually with knee injuries. For varying levels of support, there are different types of knee braces available.

Things to consider before buying a knee support

Knee supports has many types, offering varying functionalities for different types of knee injuries. Here is a list of questions that you should consider before your purchase.

Nevertheless, always consult with your healthcare professional first to determine which type of knee support will best support your needs.

What size should I get?

Your knee support needs to be properly fit to retain its full benefits. When the brace feels tight, it will ensure a good compression level. However, the tightness must not sacrifice comfort. Please loosen the straps or switch to a larger size if the mount is tight.

Our knee braces come in different sizes to meet everyone’s needs. They come in standard sizes and adjustable knee supports to help you find the right fit.

Knee braces can be a helpful therapeutic device to provide pain relief. A person or their doctor may consider a knee brace to help with one or more of the following problems:

1. Overuse injury to the knee
2. Acute injury to the knee
3. After surgery
4. Support for osteoarthritis
5. Prevent injury