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If you are looking for knee braces, you need to buy the one that will work best for your health needs. With a multitude of knee braces out there, how do you pick the best braces? Here are some simple tips that will help you make the right decision:

Research knee braces

Different types of knee braces have a different purpose. Generally, knee braces can be classified as:

Rehabilitative: Worn after an injury or surgery, rehabilitative braces are designed to promote knee healing.

Functional: Functional braces provide support and protection to injured knees.

Prophylactic: Prophylactic braces help protect knees from injuries. Many athletes, especially football players use these braces.

Unloader: These braces are designed for arthritis patients. They help reduce pain associated with knee osteoarthritis.

Figure out how much support you need

Depending on your knee pain and injury, you can determine the level of support and protection you need. In addition to injury and pain level, consider your routine activities as well.

For example, if you have mild knee pain, you do not need as much as support as compared to when you are suffering from a major knee injury.

If you have no clue about the level of support you need, a doctor can help you pick the right braces for your injury, pain and routine activities.

Assess the size, shape and style of brace

Another crucial factor is to look at the style of brace. Generally speaking, wraparound and slip-on are the basic brace styles.

You can wear wraparound braces in front of or behind your knee. On the other hand, a slip-on brace is slid onto the knee.

In addition, do you need a closed or open patella? Closed patella provides same compression level to the knee cap and the rest of the knee.  Meanwhile, braces with an open patella allow the knee cap to be exposed.  

Last but not least, it is very important to choose the right size for your braces. Buying the right size braces ensures proper fitting and healing of knee.

Interested in buying knee braces? Check out our latest catalogue online. We offer a wide selection of knee braces and supports for sale, which includes professional compression knee braces, compression knee braces with weave technology, orthopedic knee braces, adjustable knee braces, running and cycling knee support braces, and more.

Available in an array of sizes, shapes and design, BestBraceYourself’s knee braces ensure maximum comfort, stability and support, while regulating temperature while in use.