Pain and Injuries: Do I Need a Knee Brace?

Do I Need a Knee Brace?

You’ve been active your whole life. But now, an injury, chronic pain, or a recent surgery to your knee limits your activity and movement. Is there nothing you can do? At Ames Walker, we believe in the power of proper joint and muscle support. Nothing should stop you from living a full life. A high quality, affordable knee brace or support eases your pain and allows you to enjoy the activities you’ve always loved.

What is a knee brace and what does it do?

Braces are made in various shapes, sizes, and materials to aid in pain relief and healing. They can slide or wrap around your leg, restricting your knee’s motion and stabilizing your joints.

Why would I wear a knee brace?

You might opt for a knee brace or support as a preventative measure or choose to wear one after an injury. Medical professionals recommend knee braces under a variety of circumstances:

Other conditions may require the use of a brace or support system. Ask your doctor or physical therapist about the range of options available.

Common causes of knee problems

If you are suffering from temporary or chronic knee pain, you’re not alone. Thousands of otherwise healthy people like you have knee pain and problems arising from a variety of conditions, including:

To assist with healing, your doctor may suggest surgery, painkillers, a cast, crutches, and physical therapy in addition to a well-fitting knee brace to assist with healing and pain relief.

Symptoms of knee problems vary from person to person, but usually they include redness, swelling, stiffness, difficulty moving, weakness instability, a popping or crunching noise, or an inability to straighten the knee.

Which brace should I choose?

Your doctor, surgeon, trainer, or physical therapist can recommend the appropriate knee brace for your specific issue. Ames Walker stocks a large selection of knee braces for a wide range of conditions, ages, and body types.  We are your top source for Neoprene, wrapped, hinged, compressive, silicone, and pull-up braces.  Please browse our selection and contact us with questions or concerns.