When you run the brunt of the impact falls upon your knees. Whether you are an experienced runner, or casually enjoy running, you may have experienced pain in your knee joint.
Any runner is aware of the constant stress that is placed on the knees and the injuries that can keep you from your favorite pastime. As a result, you may be looking right now for a way to address your pain so that you can continue on with running. A well designed knee brace can help support your knee while running and can help greatly reduce your knee pain. These knee supports can be affordably priced, and can provide you with meaningful support.
Runners have special needs when it comes to knee braces. Not only does your knee brace need to address your specific needs, it also need not be bulky. Our advice is that you should not just focus on the sport of running, although this is important. We suggest that you should think about your knee injury first, and second comes the sport of running. (After speaking with your physician, you will know what your knee injury level is)
Often times people will get confused, thinking that there is just one kind of running knee brace, when in actuality there are many that primarily focus on the severity of your knee pain or knee injury. Usually, runners will complain of pain from a form of arthritis, meniscus, or ligament injury.
For example, osteoarthritis can prevent your knee from being in proper alignment. The pain from this malalignment can be especially noticeable when you run. OA (osteoarthritis) knee supports can help this issue by maintaining proper knee alignment.
Meniscus injuries are also common problems for runners, as well as injuring your ACL (anterior cruciate ligament), or MCL (Medial collateral ligament). Injuring your ACL, MCL, or meniscus can be very painful, and usually requires a good running knee brace to help promote healing. Most likely, if you have one of these knee injuries, you will need a knee brace that has a hinge, as well as medial and lateral uprights. These will help prevent excessive side to side movements that can be painful. A well designed knee support can help prevent any future damage or tearing from occurring as well.
Non-custom knee braces for running can provide exceptional support as well. Sometimes people think that the only knee brace that will serve them is a custom one. We are here to tell you that this is not always the case. Typically, the only time you will need a custom knee support is if your knee anatomy is uncommon. This is usually not a problem for most people. The largest difference between non-custom and custom knee supports usually comes down to the price you pay, not the support you usually get. Non-custom supports can serve you well without costing you an arm and a leg (ie. you can several hundred dollars with non custom knee braces).
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