What Does A Knee Brace Actually Do

Jan. 24, 2021

Dr. Bell once said: "Knee braces can help athletes continue their physical exercise by providing additional support, thereby helping athletes overcome the risk of injury." Today, many athletes wear knee support to prevent injuries. For example, basketball players and football players, these sports have sharp turns and lateral movements, and the athletes put extra pressure on the knees. All of these exercises move your bones and ligaments inadvertently. Facts have proved that knee braces are a wise preventive measure.

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Knee braces to relieve pain

People suffering from osteoarthritis or chronic pain caused by previous injuries will relieve the pain and feel comfortable and worry-free wearing it. Sometimes knee pads cannot cure knee problems.But it can help relieve symptoms and make the heart more at ease and calm.

A common knee brace used to relieve arthritis pain is an unloader brace. It is designed to "relieve" the stress caused by inner knee arthritis.This type of strut is custom-designed and made of molded plastic, foam, and steel struts to limit side movement. Its design feature is to apply three pressure points on the thigh bone to force the knee to bend away from the painful area.

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Promote exercise

Wearing knee pads can facilitate exercise, rather than using knee braces as an excuse to avoid exercise. Regular stretching exercises and moderate exercise can help strengthen the leg muscles, which are usually beneficial and help support the knee. Unless you are seriously injured and your doctor asks you to rest completely, you should exercise.

Maintaining an ideal weight is also very important, because obesity will greatly increase the pressure on all joints, including the knees of course. Therefore, whether it is before or after strenuous exercise, it is equally important to stretch every day.

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Some doctors worry that knee pads will actually increase the number of athletes'knee injuries. But many people who wear knee braces find them helpful.

Knee support is the least important part of preventing knee injuries or healing after knee injuries. For the knee, good strength and flexibility are more important. Therefore, you should focus on stretching the muscles around your knees to strengthen your legs and protect your knees.

You can gradually change the activity intensity or training plan to limit the movement of your knees. You can work out an exercise plan with your doctor to get the best plan for you. If you think it helps, you can use it. But don't let knee pads become "crutches."


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