Well since my knee has gone "wonky", my massage lady recommended I get a hinged knee brace. I didn't know there were knee braces with hinges!
This thing has been helping me quite a lot. She explained that the knee is NOT supposed to move side-to-side at all, it's only supposed to move your lower leg up and down. One direction only! That is why I need the hinges; apparently when I twisted it, I moved it sideways which is not what it is made to do. The hinges on the knee brace allow my knee to still move in a healthy way, but stop me from moving it sideways. This has really been helping me walk and continue my life as usual! Plus, I'll be doing a LOT of walking next week when I'm out of town. So, thumbs up for this knee brace!