No matter what the reason, if you need a knee brace, it’s probably not good. It means you have suffered an injury or have some other issue with your knee, like arthritis, and you need the brace for support. Still, while the reasons for needing a knee brace may not be great, the braces themselves can be quite beneficial.
Custom knee braces, which are adjustable to fit you better, and designed to address specific conditions, can offer even more benefits. Your knee is a complex joint. It bears a lot of pressure. And even similar injuries are rarely exactly the same from one person to the next.
For those reasons alone, custom knee braces are beneficial. But that’s just the start.
If you are using the knee brace to help you recover from a workplace or athletic injury, your support requirements will change as your recovery progresses. Custom braces are easily adjustable to provide the support you need at each stage of recovery.
Being adjusted to fit the size and shape of your knee and leg makes custom braces more comfortable to wear. So you will be less likely to go without them. And less likely to aggravate your condition.
The custom fit and application of knee braces helps them do their job better. That means less pain as you go through your day.
Custom braces make it easier for you to step confidently, with less worry about unwelcome jolts of pain. That means less limping and more freedom of movement.
Joint mobility can be a major factor is how fast you recover from injury. The more safe, pain-free mobility your knee can have during recovery, the faster it will recover.
To learn more about knee and joint injuries, check out our article When to Ice an Injury or Heat It.