Knee braces offer the chance for patients to continue walking without pain due to various joint injuries. If you are considering a knee brace, talking with your doctor about your symptoms can help you decide if a knee brace is right for you. Aeroflow Healthcare can help you attain one at little to no cost through insurance. When you are experiencing knee pain, taking the time to examine how you feel is important. Clicking, popping, or other noises when you bend your leg, can indicate swelling in the surrounding connective tissue.
A knee brace can help with the swelling by providing consistent compression and stabilization to the joint to minimize irritation. Overuse injuries that result from playing sports or a job that requires you to stay on your feet can be greatly helped with stabilization. If a limp has developed, and you are unable to fully straighten your leg or if you feel instability while placing weight on your injured leg, physical therapy and a knee brace may be indicated. A knee brace limits the amount of stress that is applied to your joint while walking, and if worn all the time, it can lead to the muscles atrophying.
If your doctor recommends physical therapy, exercising the injury can help heal the joint while also wearing a knee brace to facilitate rest throughout the day while not in therapy. If you are experiencing sharp pains in the knee at a specific point while flexing your leg, there may be a serious injury that requires a doctor’s attention. Knee braces require a prescription, so that the best brace to suit your injury will be provided while keeping you on your feet.