7 Tips for Wearing Knee Braces

7 Tips for Wearing Knee Braces

In order to protect your knee better, pay attention to the following points in the process of sports or usual use

1. It's important that the brace is snug, but not too snug

When wearing a knee brace, it is important that it is fitted properly. A brace that is too loose will slide down your leg.
This brace will not provide adequate support for your knee, and it could potentially create a tripping hazard if it slides down too low.
A brace that is too tight may also create problems for you. When your brace is too tight, it may cut off circulation to your leg or it may pinch nerves in your leg. This could lead to discoloration, swelling, or numbness and tingling in your leg.
Having the right length for your height and weight is also important.
Knee brace are usually between 12 and 24 inches in length

2. Check the tightness of the knee braces by following these steps

Put your brace on and fasten the straps.
Slide two fingers under a strap.
If your two fingers cannot fit under the strap, then it may be too tight; loosen the strap a bit and repeat the test.
If your two fingers slide easily under the strap and you can fit a third finger under the strap, then perhaps the strap is too loose. Tighten it up a bit and repeat the test.
Repeat the two-finger test for every strap on your brace.

3. Please keep your legs straight when wearing them so that they do not slip off during use.

So you're going to want to get that in and again make sure that your leg is straight when you're bracing it up okay. And put it as tight as you can,but not too tight.

4.Don’t wear knee braces over loose pants

If you wear knee braces over your pants and bend your knee, the pants will pull the brace down.
If you have a cotton-lycra knee sleeve or tight leggings that are not slippery, you can wear your knee brace over your pants.


5. Like all braces, it is critical that the knee pad is properly positioned.

When fitted, the pad, called the condylar pad, should be centered on the side of the leg with the top of the kneecap. If you draw an imaginary line from the top of the kneecap to the center of the condylar pad, you should be in a good position. If you initially place the brace too low on the leg, it will not stay in place.

6. Check the straps located on the back of the knee crease.

Try to tighten the straps gradually by placing them in a parallel line, this will make the brace more secure.When you tighten the strap, it holds the brace in the correct position.

7. Maintain the adhesion of the Velcro on the back of the strap

When you take off your brace, stick the Velcro strap back on itself. By re-strapping, you will keep pet hair and other debris from sticking to your straps.

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