What Do Knee Braces Actually Do?

The basic benefit of the knee brace is to provide support and stability to an injured or painful knee and to avoid further damage to the knee. The benefits of a knee brace depend on the type of knee brace and the need of the patient.

Some examples are 

1.An arthritic knee brace provides warmth and relief to arthritis affected knee.

2.Functional knee braces or rehabilitative knee braces may help to give support to the already injured knee and help to avoid further damage to the knee joint.

3.If the patient has to use knee braces after surgery, in such conditions the knee brace is used to give support and allow immobilizing the knee joint after the surgery.

4.Some advanced knee braces that are used in high impact sports activities provide both lateral and medical support to the knee and help to prevent injuries by limiting the excessive knee rotation.