A custom knee brace is a personalized brace worn to stabilize the knee. It is worn around the knee, and works by relieving pressure from the part of the knee joint affected by diseases or injury. When used properly, a knee brace may help an athlete to stay in training or help a person with osteoarthritis perform daily activities. Knee braces may also help by improving symmetry, enhancing the position and movement of the knee while reducing pain so a person may remain active. Individuals who cannot undergo surgery may also consider a knee brace to help them deal with acute or chronic pain. Although a knee brace is not a substitute for orthopaedic surgery, it may be an effective addition. It is also effective where only one side of the knee is experiencing pain. This condition may develop if a person’s alignment is incorrect, and weight is being placed on one side of the knee more than the other.
We have off-the-shelf braces available on a walk in basis as well as custom bracing. Please contact the clinic nearest you to make an appointment with a bracing specialist.