Someone with bad knees has likely seen their fair share of products to provide them with knee support. The question that people have, especially if they’ve recently incurred an injury, is what sort of device offers the best support. With so many different support devices, as well as a myriad of different potential knee injuries, this question will likely have many different answers, depending on a person’s particular situation.
The Hinged Brace
One of the most substantial types of support devices for knee injuries are hinged support braces. What these devices do is allow somebody recovering from a significant knee injury the ability to move about, even while the injury is healing. With hinges, this type of support allows people to move freely and to bend their knees without being encumbered. Fortunately, these braces also offer significant support to keep this area of the body immobilized so that the injury will heal properly even when the body is moving.
A More Flexible Support Unit
Wraparound braces are typically flexible support devices that wraparound the upper and lower areas of the leg around the knee. This is good for a person that has healed significantly from a major knee injury and is ready to move to a new level of mobility. It’s also good for patella injuries and dislocations as it offers a great deal of support but still offers mobility.
The last type of brace that is seen more often these days is a compression sleeve. These … Read More