Knee Brace

A knee injury can be painful as well as scary.  Knee pain can limit your ability to walk, work and participate in fully recreational activity.  Physical therapy can help to improve your range of motion and strength as well as to help decrease the pain.   But, what you may be wondering is if a knee brace is right for you?

Knee Brace Support

A knee brace can be helpful in many ways to lend support to your knee pain.  While a knee brace can limit the mobility of your knee and kneecap, it also lends support to the muscles and tendons that support the knee.  If you have experiences a dislocated kneecap (patella), a knee brace can help keep patella in the correct position while walking, running or any other athletic activity.  If you have endured a knee surgery, such as a meniscus repair or an ACL repair, a knee brace will help to stabilize the joint.  A knee brace may also be used to help stabilize the knee during the early treatment of a fracture as well as redistribute the load in the knee to help with arthritis.

Types of Knee Braces

There is a wide variety of knee braces available.  The type of brace you will need depends upon the type of knee pain you are experiencing.  Following is a list of possible knee braces:

  • Knee Immobilizer
  • Hinged Knee Brace
  • Patella Control Brace
  • Motion Control Brace
  • Custom Brace
  • Post Op Brace
  • Unloading Brace

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