Types of Knee Braces

Online retailer PlanetRx carries knee braces for people who want to support their knees, whether to prevent injuries, recover from an injury, or help with chronic pain. There are four main types of knee brace: prophylactic, functional, rehabilitative, and unloader/offloader braces. Each of the four types has a unique function.

1. Prophylactic braces are made for contact sports. They are built to withstand a rugged sport like football while preventing knee injuries.

2. Functional braces provide support for a knee that has already been injured.

3. Rehabilitative braces restrict the knee’s range of motion in order to limit harmful movement while a knee is healing after surgery or a severe injury.

4. Unloader/offloader braces are designed to relieve arthritic pain in the knees.

PlanetRx maintains a huge selection of knee braces for a wide variety of needs. Check out the selection of knee braces available from such brands as Good Neighbor, Brace Yourself, FLA Orthopedics, and Bell Horn at PlanetRx.com.