If you’ve been searching online for a knee support, you’ve probably come across two types - the knee brace and the knee sleeve. As they look similar, you may be wondering what the difference is? Read our blog to find out exactly which one you should buy.
WHAT ARE KNEE BRACES USED FOR?
Knee braces are specialist products designed to give the knee a high level of support and protection.
Common uses for knee braces include:
• Support after an injury such as an ACL sprain or tear.
• Protection during moderate to heavy sports activities and exercise.
• Relieve pain and inflammation.
• Keep the knee in place if you have a loose or unstable knee joint also known as chronic laxity.
There are also specialist Osteoarthritis knee braces that are specially designed to relieve severe joint pain in people who suffer from arthritis.
From supportive straps to integrated comfort zones, knee braces are designed to be ergonomic, easy to use, and comfortable.
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A KNEE BRACE AND A KNEE SLEEVE?
Unlike knee braces, knee sleeves are made from elastic materials and tend to offer a lower level of support than braces. However, a key benefit of using a knee sleeve is that they are more flexible and allow freer movement.
Knee sleeves are perfect for low to moderate pain or exercise whereas knee braces are perfect for high contact sports, post-injury rehabilitation, and chronic joint pain or laxity.
At Backcare Online, we sell a range of high-quality knee braces and sleeves to suit your requirements. Now that you know the difference between a knee brace and a knee sleeve, we hope you will be able to find the right one for you. If you need any extra information about our products, you can contact our friendly support team.
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