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Are knee braces better than sleeves?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner
Both knee braces and neoprene sleeves stabilize and support your knee to reduce some of the weight and pressure on it. Knee braces are generally stiffer and sturdier than sleeves. Studies suggest that a brace improves pain, stiffness and physical function better than a sleeve. But using a sleeve was found to be better than not using any form of knee support.

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