A knee Brace is a support that is used to get rid of the pain caused by a knee injury. It is a combination of plastic, metal, straps and may also of some elastic materials. People may also use this to avoid sports injuries. Here is a knee brace review that will help you when you want to purchase one.
TYPES OF KNEE BRACES
There are a few types of braces which are used for different purposes.Those few types include Prophylactic braces, Functional braces, Rehabilitative braces, Unloaded or offloaded braces, Knee sleeves.
Those people who are suffering from Anterior Cruciate Ligament(ACL) tear, Posterior Cruciate Ligament(PCL) tear, Lateral Ligament Tear, its best to go with the decision for ‘Prophylactic Brace’. Though it was not used during a game It was termed as ‘Sports Knee Brace’ as Doctors prescribed these braces when one was suffered from a sports injury. Those people who overcame a surgery can prefer ‘Function Braces’ which helps recover from the pain after you got you knee operated. The composition of these braces is pure metals. These are customized according to the type of injury the patient was suffering from. These are perfect for physiotherapy as it allows you to jump, pivot, or even to twist. These are also often used by people who had been operated in their knee to avoid further fractures. Rehabilitative Braces are braces which do not allow liberal movements in your knee and keeps the leg is a position that will help for a quick recovery after it has been operated from a compound fracture. It has a foam lining which is easy to remove. These are usually worn for six to eight weeks as prescribed by the doctors, if extended it may affect the time course of recovery.
Arthritis is a major problem for elderly people; they can prefer an ‘Unloaded Brace.’ The mechanism of these braces is that it will transfer the pressure which causes pain in the weaker region to a stronger area (i.e.) it will shift the pressure from knee to thigh. So the pain will be significantly reduced.These are made according to the suitable customization of patients. But these are semi-permanent fixtures.
THINGS TO CONSIDER WHILE BUYING A KNEE BRACE
First of all, you should choose a right size, if not there is no point of wearing a knee brace. And there are braces with open patella and closed patella. Those who want the same compression and support on the knee cap as of the other knee can go with the closed ones. In open patella knee caps, it can allow any pressure on the cap to be relieved. It can also offer proper tracking and movement. Nowadays knee braces are available via online shopping websites.