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Preventing Pain with Knee Braces

Posted Apr 26 2013 11:00am

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Knee pain can a very uncomfortable feeling but wearing a knee brace may help to prevent or minimize it. We all know exercising is excellent for your health but a few number of activities can be very harsh on your joints , particularly your knees. Running is the first one that comes to mind. Despite the fact that running is a great way to stay in shape, it may affect your knees and ankles. Basketball is even harder on your knees. Jumping constantly during a game can have a major impact on your knees. Other activities such as soccer, jump-roping, volleyball and weight-lifting can also cause knee injuries and that’s when wearing knee braces can be helpful.

When used properly, a knee brace may help an individual to stay active by enhancing the position and movement of the knee or reducing pain. Knee braces can support or align the knee and can prevent issues from simple soreness to more serious joint problems. Wearing knee braces can prevent extension instability of the knee in the case of diseases causing neurological or muscular impairment of muscles surrounding the knee. In the case of conditions affecting the ligaments or cartilage of the knee, a knee brace product can provide stabilization to the knee by replacing the function of these injured or damaged parts. For instance, knee braces can be used to relieve pressure from the part of the knee joint affected by diseases such as arthritis or  osteoarthritis  by realigning the knee joint.

It’s important to remember that knee braces are not meant to treat an injury or disease on its own, but they are products to be used as a component of treatment.

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