5 Knee Brace Orthotic Devices That Can Improve Your Lifestyle 

Thursday, 26 September 2019 08:34

When you are struggling with knee issues caused by injury or medical conditions, it can seem like you are no longer able to enjoy your favorite activities. Hiking becomes a nightmare. Running is painful. Even walking down the stairs or squatting down to pick something up from the floor can be challenging. The good news is that there are knee brace orthotic devices that can help you get back to doing what you need and love to do. Ready to improve your lifestyle?

These five knee brace orthotic devices can help:


1. Bracoo Knee Support

This is a real game-changer! It’s one of our top picks when it comes to knee orthotics, and is helpful for those struggling with injury, tendinitis, arthritis, and general joint pain. The adjustable neoprene-blend brace is easy to put on and stays in place beautifully, thanks to the three-strap velcro attachment. It also has vents for cooling and a reinforced kneecap support ring for increased patellar stability. This opens up the possibility of engaging in activities that you once avoided because of the pain. Best of all: it’s affordable.

2. ACE Brand Knee Brace

If you or your kids play sports, you’re not a stranger to ACE. Their wraps and bandages are in millions of homes across the country. This brace is a latex-free neoprene band with an adjustable closure. It is a budget model, which makes it ideal for those who have suffered a minor injury and expect to in a short amount of time. Oh, and did we mention it’s odor-resistant? Bonus - especially if you have a teenage athlete!

3. Mueller Jumper’s Knee Strap

We love the compact, lightweight design of this knee strap. It is intended for those who experience patellar tendinitis or jumper’s knee, which is common in those who run and jump. For example, if you play basketball, you may find this a useful addition to your gear. The band redistributes pressure that is placed on the tendon underneath the patella, or kneecap when running or jumping. It is not a full sleeve, so it is not generally suitable for those with more extensive knee issues. Like the previous two models, it is also affordable.

4. Shock Doctor Ultra Knee Support 

Looking for something more rugged? The Bracoo, ACE, and Mueller run around $10 (or less). For about $70 (still relatively budget-friendly), you can get a great amount of support from the Shock Doctor. It has aluminum hinges on either side of the brace that moves with you while providing extra support and stability. It is helpful if you have issues with bilateral movements because it keeps your knee in place. The Shock Doctor is made of a neoprene and cotton blend with elastic lycra mesh on the back for cooling and odor control. 

5. EXOUS Knee Brace Support Protector

If you are dealing with an injury or knee pain, the EXOUS provides a lightweight solution. It stabilizes the knee while you are running and is designed for ultimate flexibility. It is no-slip and adjustable for a comfortable fit - even when you’re giving it your all! 

Bonus: Vive Knee Ice Pack Wrap 

If you need some relief, strap on the Vive Knee Ice Pack Wrap. The neoprene sleeve has three Arctic Flex gel packs that provide pain relief and support. When frozen, the gel packs reduce pain, swelling, and inflammation. You can also use them for hot therapy, depending on your needs. It is adjustable, lightweight, and features all-around knee relief.

If you’re not sure which is the best knee brace orthotic device for you and your needs, please don’t hesitate to ask your doctor - or us. We’re happy to help point you towards the best solution. You deserve to get out there and enjoy your favorite activities! Contact us for more information about bracing and wraps.