A knee brace can be prescribed to help:
Reoccurring patella (knee cap) dislocation is commonly seen in the population suffering with hyper mobility. This is most commonly treated conservatively by a physiotherapy program to help strengthen the muscles and tendons which support the knee.
A knee brace may be of benefit to reduce the chance of dislocation during the rehabilitation process.
A knee brace can also be utilised long term for those who suffer from repeated dislocation, allowing them to do the things that they love without the fear of their knee dislocating.
The knee is one of the most common joints in the body to be effected with Osteoarthritis.
The knee joint is separated into two compartments. Arthritis is commonly seen in one compartment, as fluid in the joint thins, bone on bone contact is made and cartilage wears away. This causes changes to the alignment of the knee.
Studies have shown the use of a specialist osteoarthritis knee brace(Such as the Ossur Unloader) can reduce pain and prevent arthritis from getting worse, preventing the need for a total knee replacement.
Following a knee ligament injury a protective knee brace may be appropriate to allow you to return to sports or your normal daily activities.
A ligament knee brace can be used in the conservative management of an injury, or post surgery, to assist rehabilitation.
There are a great number of functional knee braces on the market. At enable orthotics the most appropriate brace will be selected for your specific leg shape and injury following a full assessment. Custom-made knee braces can be prescribed when required.
Whether you are struggling with pain, having issues with mobility or training for a sporting event we will endeavour to find the best treatment to meet your individual needs and expectations.
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