Do I need a brace for my knee injury?

You may need a brace following a knee injury if you have notable laxity or if you have a ligament that is loose, whether it has been stretched out from an injury or you are just that way naturally.

Knee braces don’t control pain. They only control movement and are useful if you are recovering from a specific knee injury, a knee sprain or a ligament injury or if you are trying to get back to play after those injuries. Then, you would gradually wean out of it once your muscle control is back to where it needs to be.

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