Learn More About Knee Braces for Running & More
Support and strengthen with the help of braces for your knee, ankle and other joints. Braces and sleeves prevent and alleviate pain and aid in your recovery following sports injuries – helping you get back in the game faster.
Treat joint pain with knee sleeves available in a variety of sizes and designs. Choose knee braces with a snug, compression fit and those that come with a variety of closure mechanisms. Shop top brands for the support you need, like Fitness Gear®, Shock Doctor® and Cramer®.
Select from a number of different kinds of braces, depending on whether you have sustained an injury or if you are wearing the brace for added support.
- Prophylactic knee braces are designed to protect your ACL and are useful for reducing stiffness in the knee
- Functional knee braces are typically used to treat injury and support the knee as it heals. Different types of functional braces are available, based on the severity of your injury
- Hinge braces are designed to protect against excessive motion of the knee, acting as a stabilizer
- Neoprene or compression sleeves are the most simple kind of braces and work to retain heat around the knee, reducing potential inflammation and bruising
Braces designed with an anatomical fit and conical straps provide a natural feel and compression for inflammation relief. Look for perforated panels or an opening on the brace to allow for proper air circulation.
Always seek medical advice before treating an injury or regular discomfort with a knee brace. A medical professional can help you determine the nature of your injuries and the best knee brace and treatment method for you.
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