January 20, 2020 2 min to read
All you need to know about knee supports
Category : Health
Knee braces are supports that are designed to alleviate pain in an individual’s knee. They are being worn as well by people to prevent knee injuries during sports.
Braces are made from materials such as metals, plastic, foam, or elastic materials and straps. There are various reasons people wear knee support braces or sleeves:
– It helps them relieve pain in sore knee cases
– They are able to protect their knees during sports
– Activities that involve direct knee-to-ground contact, with steady pressure to the knee, require the use of knee support braces
– People with serious knee pain that affects walking can use knee support braces, pending when they see a doctor
First Step To Take
To begin with, you need to be specific to your objectives. Identify what category you fall into; do you need knee support braces to protect your knees during sports or work?
Or, is it needed for the treatment of sprains, soreness, or other injuries that require less immediate medical service?
Depending on your condition, you can study different treatment options ranging from self-care to orthopedics. In the case of self-care, you can select a knee brace, which is sometimes recommended by a physical therapist as part of a treatment program.
It may also be recommended by orthopedic doctors as either a stop-gap measure before a surgery or post-surgery support.
Differences Between Knee Sleeves And Knee Braces
Individuals with knee pain use compression elastic knee sleeves for soreness and sport participation reasons. Knee sleeves are supports that slip on over the leg and are used for treating pain and soreness.
Whereas, knee braces are usually strap-ons with self-fastening “hook and loop” materials which fastens together when they come into contact.
They both protect previous knee injuries from further damage, and prevent future injury. For individuals that engage in regular exercises such as running, jumping, or weightlifting, knee support braces/sleeves are ideal.
With compression elastic knee sleeves, one’s knee is being stabilized and pain is greatly reduced after an exercise.
It is important to know that a knee brace is designed to protect an individual’s anterior knee and patella. Some knee sleeves come with supporting side stabilizers that provide better support for an individual’s ligaments.
There are three most common knee support braces/sleeves, which are:
– Open knee support sleeves with hook and loop self-fasteners
– Full closed sleeves with slip-ons
– Open patella slip-ons
There are the most common types of braces which include self-fastening strap-on knee braces and slip-on knee sleeves for both open and closed…
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