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When Is Knee Brace Useful?
Jun 19, 2018

There are many different types of knee brace depending on the purpose they are used for including functional braces, rehabilitative braces, prophylactic braces and unloader brace. Knee braces unlike many of the other orthopedic aids are not expensive at all; knee braces in fact come for a very cheap price.

knee braces are most commonly used in two conditions, one is when you want to give structural support to the knee and the other is when you are looking for a pain relief aid. The functional braces, rehabilitative braces and prophylactic braces are used for structural support while the unloaded brace is used for pain relief.

Four ligaments support the knee: anterior cruciate ligament, posterior cruciate ligament, lateral collateral ligament and medial collateral ligament. These ligaments are at the centre of the knee and hold the knee together. If there is a tear in any of these ligaments, then the knee loses its stability and the stability can be recovered with a surgery. If there is not a ligament tear, then people opt for nee brace for support and pain relief.


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Where to buy knee brace?

There are many different places where you can buy knee brace. You can buy knee brace online or buy knee brace from pharmacies or medical stores that have an inventory of good orthopedic aids. Make sure that buy a knee brace in correct size and consult your physician before you buy one. Your doctor shall help you choose the right brace in the right size.

When to use a knee brace?

The use of knee brace should be as directed by physician. You can use knee brace during all activities that involve some risk of injury to the knee. If you are into a contact sport or any athletic activity, it is best to wear a knee cap to provide support as well as protection (from re-injury).

Knee braces are not the only support aid that relieves pain; there are other support aids too like knee brace and knee sleeves that provide compression and support. The availability of many different types of braces does put people in a doubt but since this is a medical issueArticle Submission, sound advice from a health expert will be most useful for you to find the best knee brace for knee pain.