Knee supports and braces, neoprene being the most popular material, are used following knee surgery, for sports & running, and during knee rehabilitation and can help to provide stability and support following knee injuries such as anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture, torn knee cartilage, sprained medial knee ligament, posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) rupture, patella tendonitis, knee arthritis and runners knee.Arthritis knee braces such as the Donjoy Arthritis Knee Brace can relieve knee pain due to osteoarthritis by improving the biomechanics of the knee joint and taking stress off the area of the joint that is affected by arthritis. This can improve knee function and delay the need for knee replacement surgery.
PhysioRoom.com also has a range of sports knee braces suitable for football (soccer), rugby, running, martial arts, basketball and netball. Sports knee braces such as the Donjoy Drytex Playmaker and the Mueller Hg80 Hinged Knee Brace with Kevlar are suitable for all knee ligament injuries and meniscus tears. Both lightweight knee braces ensure support and reassurance by providing external stability for the knee joint. The Donjoy Drytex Playmaker has a patented polycentric hinge that reproduces normal knee movement and provides extra support for the ACL during sports activities, especially skiing. And, there is now the new Donjoy Reaction Knee Brace which has been designed to combat the conditions relating to Anterior knee pain including Osgood-Schlatter disease, Patella Tendonitis and general Patellofemoral (PF) Syndrome tracking issues.