With the warmer weather here, you want to get back on the golf course, toss a football with your kids and train for the half-marathon that’s on your bucket list! Don’t let your knee osteoarthritis stop you!

Our custom foot orthotics in Richmond Hill specializes in custom knee bracing that is tailored to the severity of your condition and your physical capabilities. The use of professional knee braces is an effective way to experience less knee pain, increase your levels of physical activity, reduce your need for pain medication and decrease your swelling in the affected area.

Let our licensed chiropractors in Richmond Hill show you the way to an enhanced lifestyle, with your wellness and peak performance as a priority. If you have been debating getting fitted for a knee brace to mitigate your pain symptoms, we answer all your questions and concerns below.

What are the benefits of wearing a knee brace?

1 in 10 Canadians is currently living with osteoarthritis of the knee. 

However, with proper knee bracing, Canadians are able to enjoy their day-to-day activities without the added worry of worsening their condition. While knee injuries can be debilitating, it’s important to implement positive methods that alleviate your discomfort and help you get back on your feet – safely.

Provide additional support for previous knee injuries

Mobilizes the knee joint for fast relief

Disables the knee to shift, sprain or rupture any additional ligaments

Protects the cartilage long-term

Reduces the need for over the counter pain medication or prescriptions

What are the different types of knee braces?

Compression Knee Brace

This knee brace is the ‘beginner’ brace, designed if your knee is in a stable position and you are just beginning to experience mild pain and swelling. Enhanced strengthening of the quadriceps muscles in addition to wearing the knee brace will stabilize the knee joint and help you relieve any discomfort.

Neoprene Hinged Brace

Designed for individuals with early-onset osteoarthritis with a milder joint disability, offering compression to further stabilize the knee joint. This brace provides low-profile support that will be highly effective in your everyday activities.

Custom Osteoarthritis Brace

These braces offer maximum support for your knee joint. This custom brace method can be tailored to the highly active individual ready to fulfill their fitness goals and suit the busy mom that needs maximum pain relief to take on the day with her kids. 

Whatever your circumstance, we can always fit you for a brace, discuss your options for bracing treatment and offer you additional exercises to accelerate your knee discomfort and symptoms of osteoarthritis. 

How long should I wear a knee brace during the day?

Depending on your activity level and lifestyle, how long you should wear a knee brace is based on the level of your discomfort. Due to the high compression of the brace, it can relieve your pain almost immediately, but it is recommended not to wear it at night and when you are idle. 

Here are some situations in which you should be wearing your knee brace daily:

On/off-loading of heavy material

Playing tennis, golf, skiing and hiking and activities that involve the potential knee joint shifts

Extensive walking

If you have mild to severe knee osteoarthritis

Any exercises that involve prolonged knee movement

How do I know which brace is right for me?

We can find the right brace for you, depending on a variety of factors including:

Your body’s frame and size,

The severity of your knee injury or osteoarthritis,

How currently unstable your knee is,

Your day-to-day activities, 

Your level of physical fitness,

Whether you had prior surgeries or severe treatments administered on your knee.

We can help you choose the best knee brace for your physical success, whether you want to get back on the golf course, tossing a football with your kids or training for the half-marathon that’s on your bucket list!

Join(t) us in a pain-free knee experience with custom bracing | Professional chiropractors in Richmond Hill

Enjoy life being active – without the distractions of your discomfort. 

Contact us today to set up a free 15-minute consultation with one of our experts and start your journey to a better life without knee injuries holding you back!

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