Stabilising Knee Braces at PhysioRoom
Hinged knee braces are ideal for rehabilitation following a severe knee ligament injury and helps you to return to sport and activities faster. The hinges help enhance stability of the knee during movement and helps prevent any further damage whilst also relieving knee pain.
We have a knee brace that features the improved Mueller-exclusive HydraCinn fabric - a high performance, moisture wicking material with an anti-microbial barrier. Designed for weak or injured knees, this hinged knee brace helps to control sublaxating patella's and relieves pain associated with Chondromalacia (irritated kneecap). Featuring reflective binding for improved visibility in low light, the lightweight hinged knee brace incorporates supportive steel springs for increased performance and comfort. This brace also has an open knee design with gel support, which adds comfort and stability to the patella.
Should I wear a knee brace?
Knee braces can be found in all different shapes, sizes and offer different levels of support. Some supports are made of neoprene and offer additional support whilst playing sports, whereas others like hinged knee braces offer protection after specific ligament injuries such as ACL or PCL damage. With any knee pain, you should seek an assessment with a Chartered Physiotherapist to identify any weaknesses or biomechanical issues that are causing the pain. Strengthening the Gluteal muscles or improving ankle stability can both help to address knee pain and improve stability. However, in the meantime wearing a brace can help to protect the knee from further harm and offload the stress it endures in day-to-day activities. Physioroom offers a large range of knee braces that can help reduce pain and discomfort from many knee injuries and allow healing to begin.
Should I wear a knee brace all the time?
It is a good idea to give yourself a break during the day from wearing a knee brace, if your pain levels allow. Like any brace, it provides external support that can mean your body becomes reliant on that external support if it is worn full-time, and the ligaments and tendons can weaken as a result. To prevent this happening, taking breaks from wearing a brace throughout the day is recommended and unless you're in excruciating pain at night, it can be taken off in bed and the use of a pillow may be sufficient to support the leg.
What is a DonJoy knee brace?
Donjoy is a brand that make specialist braces including high specification knee braces to support a number of painful knee injuries and conditions. Donjoy supports are designed to be functional and cater for everyone, whatever your level of activity, to ensure comfort and protection to the highest degree.
Can you walk around with a torn meniscus?
A torn meniscus can be an extremely painful injury. The meniscus is a semi lunar shaped piece of cartilage that cushions both the inside and outside aspects of the knee during weight bearing activities. When the meniscus is injured, it can be torn in different ways that can cause different symptoms. Sometimes a partial tear is not too painful, however, a Bucket Handle tear can cause a "flap" of meniscus that may catch at different points in the knee's range of movement causing intense pain. Walking up and down stairs can sometimes elicit symptoms. Wearing a knee brace can help to protect the meniscus from further damage and support the structures around the knee to prevent the "giving way" sensation of the knee.