Knee pain is one of the more common issues that we see at SoleFit. Whether it’s patellofemoral pain syndrome, osteoarthritis, ligament strain or meniscus tear, knee pain is multi-faceted with many different causes and solutions. As health practitioners, our goal is to always find and treat the underlying cause of these injuries. Unfortunately, a lot of the treatment protocols (strength balancing, flexibility/mobility etc.) for knee pain can take time to implement and to see results from. Lightweight, low profile knee braces can bridge the gap between having to take time off from activity indefinitely, and maintaining an appropriate level of movement while addressing the root cause of the injury. A few popular options we have in stock at SoleFit are:
*The Bauerfeind Genutrain is a great versatile knee brace that is light and flexible enough to be used for running and everyday use.
*With it’s unique appearance, the DonJoy Reaction Web knee brace is often effective for knee tracking issues and can be used for everyday use.
*The Össur Rebound knee brace is great for those looking for a light weight, less expensive alternative to a cage brace. With it’s metal hinges, it’s great for those with more serious knee condition or for more aggressive sports.
*The Össur Unloader FIT is a great lightweight knee brace that can help provide relief for symptoms of knee osteoarthritis. Adjustable dial allows you to determine the appropriate amount of unloading which can change over the course of a day.
Besides these four braces, there are also lots of other options that can be ordered to better address any specific injury or recommendation from a physician or allied practitioner. Along with a treatment plan that addresses the source of the injury, knee braces can be a great way of getting you back to your activity much more quickly!
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