Alleviate Injuries and Pain with Comfortable Knee Braces
There are a
plethora of different ways that people can injure their knees. The knee is one
of the most used and abused joints in the body, and it is complicated
construction can easily become torn, inflamed, or otherwise damaged through
sports injuries, accidents, and every day wear and tear. National Brace and Splint offers numerous knee brace and support
options to help patients recover from and/or prevent a full range of knee
injuries. The following are some of the most common knee injuries that braces
and supports can help alleviate:
- Tendonitis is an inflammation of the tendons in the knee that can make it
difficult or painful to move the knee joint. Tendonitis is common in athletes
who tend to make jarring movements with their knees, such as football players,
basketball players, and volleyball players. While tendonitis is typically a
chronic condition that can't be fully cured, knee braces
and supports can help significantly alleviate the symptoms of tendonitis,
making it possible for athletes and other sufferers of tendonitis to continue
enjoying the activities that they love without further damaging their knees.
- Arthritis is most predominant among older individuals, but even young men and
women can suffer from arthritis of the knees, a condition that can be quite
painful and mobility-limiting. Knee braces and supports don't cure arthritis,
but they can help people who suffer from this condition move more freely and
with less pain by offering support to the afflicted joints.
Meniscus Tears - Meniscus tears are among the most common
knee injuries suffered by athletes. When the meniscus tears, it can cause
severe pain and significantly reduce the stability of the knee. Knee braces can
help prevent meniscus tears as well as stabilize the knee after a tear occurs,
thereby allowing for rehabilitation.
- ACL is an abbreviation for the anterior cruciate ligament. This ligament is
most commonly torn by serious athletes and can be a very painful knee injury.
Injuries to the ACL require the use of knee braces and supports in order to
allow the ligament to rest and heal.
How Knee Braces
and Supports Help
Knee supports and braces are useful both in the prevention
of knee injuries and recovery from knee injuries. Knee braces designed to
alleviate your specific knee condition offer external support to the knee,
thereby drastically reducing the chance of further injury. While many knee
conditions are chronic, the proper use of knee braces and supports can reduce
the chance of requiring painful knee surgery, or worse, complete knee
replacement surgery. Depending upon your unique injury or chronic knee
condition, you may want knee braces for regular every day wear, for extra
support during physical activity, or a combination thereof.
with a knee injury, it's important to consult a doctor to determine the extent
of the damage and the appropriate treatment. Your doctor will be able to help
you determine what type of knee brace will be most effective in supporting your
Bands, and Sleeves:
and Splint offers a full range of knee straps, bands, and sleeves that are
ideal for providing a moderate level of support during physical activities or
comfortable day-to-day support for sufferers of arthritis or other chronic knee
conditions. With a variety of styles, sizes, and fabrics, you'll be sure to
find the perfect knee brace for your mild to moderate knee condition.
After a serious
traumatic injury, an immobilizer splint can be used to keep the knee in a fixed
position, allowing for proper healing. These types of splints are most commonly
used after a break, a patella injury, or a knee surgery.
Hinged Knee Braces
supports offer a higher level of protection than most knee straps and sleeves.
These more heavy-duty braces help prevent hyperextension and provide a high
level of lateral stabilization. They are an excellent choice for athletes
dealing with chronic knee pain or recovering from acute knee injuries.
Wrap Around Knee
Braces and Supports:
This type of knee
support is a good choice for patients who need mild to moderate support of the
knee and patella following an injury. These knee braces can also be a good
choice for people suffering from arthritis or tendonitis. Wrap around knee
braces are a flexible option, making them a good choice for sports activities.
Braces and Supports:
supports are specifically designed to help hold the patella in place, reducing
pain and preventing dislocation. These knee supports are meant for people who
have injured their patella in the past and are likely to reinjure it without
and Splint offers a number of osteoarthritis (OA) knee supports specifically
designed to help people with mild to severe arthritis in their knees alleviate
their pain on a regular basis. This type of knee brace is also referred to as
an unloader brace. The OA Adjuster,
for example, is an unloader brace designed to unload the pain and pressure
heaped onto the knees by arthritis. The OA Adjuster is an ideal choice for
people suffering from osteoarthritis, ligament instability, or in need of
Braces (ACL, PCL, MCL, LCL):
braces are designed to support one or more of the four ligaments found in the
knee. The most common ligament brace is an ACL knee brace, but National Brace
and Splint offers knee support options for each of the four ligaments. For
example, the Breg FUSION
knee brace provide support for the ACL, PCL, and the collateral ligaments. The
Breg FUSION knee brace offers excellent support with maximum comfort and
Post-Op ROM Knee
type of knee brace is designed to provide maximum support to the knee after a
surgery. Whether you've broken your patella or undergone complete knee
replacement surgery, these knee braces can help you through your recovery with
as much comfort and stability as possible.
All the Support
You Need at National Brace and Splint
If you have
questions about which knee brace might be best for your particular knee injury,
call National Brace and Splint at 888-774-1133
to speak with a friendly representative regarding your unique case.
Be sure to speak
to a doctor if your knee pain is excessive or constant, and follow their advice
for proper care and rehabilitation of your knee concerns.